Speech by Baroness Sandip Verma at the Iranian Gathering in Paris (July1)
The Washington Times, July 17, 2017 - The people of Iran must get the freedoms, the democracy, the human rights back.
We are now traveling towards a journey that is filled with inspiration and aspiration for every single person that is residing in Iran.
Today, we are delivering hope, not for them but for ourselves, because we can see collectively when we all join together and the world is on our side that we can make a change.
You have been the backbone of this discovery of humankind. Madame Rajavi has been the brilliant leader we all needed. We want to hurry the process up. We want to make sure that democracy means democracy, and that the … people living in and outside of Iran are safe and able to voice their opinions and their voices freely.
It is my hope that sooner rather than later we will have a celebration that brings the fruit of all the hard work that you have done. The young energy that I feel in this room shows that the fight continues with the next generation because they believe in the same things that you have all fought hard for. And for each life lost, there should be a thousand roses that have sprung up to make sure that that fight continues until we get the outcomes that we all want to see.
• Baroness Sandip Verma is a Member of the House of Lords in the United Kingdom.