COP26: Calls to ban Iran’s President Ebrahim Raisi from Scotland – NewsEverything Scotland

NICOLA Sturgeon has been urged to assist take motion in stopping Iran’s president from attending COP26 amid accusations of “mass homicide”.

The First Minister, the UK Overseas Secretary and the Residence Secretary are being urged to ban Ebrahim Raisi from the UN local weather change convention, which takes place from October 31 till November 12.

It’s thought President Raisi is contemplating attending the occasion in Glasgow as his first abroad go to.

Struan Stevenson, a former Conservative MEP, is asking on Ms Sturgeon, Liz Truss and Priti Patel to take motion.

Talking at a press convention in Glasgow on Wednesday, he stated he has despatched a proper request to the top of Police Scotland, Chief Constable Iain Livingstone, calling for the drive to launch a legal investigation into Mr Raisi underneath common jurisdiction into accusations of alleged genocide and crimes towards humanity.


Mr Stevenson stated: “This man should not be allowed to set foot in Scotland.

“Scotland doesn’t take properly to mass murderers coming right here and if this man dares to attend COP26 he ought to be instantly arrested by the police.

“I’d urge the First Minister and Liz Truss, the Overseas Secretary, and the Residence Secretary, Priti Patel, to get their heads collectively and talk about this matter and guarantee there’s a political initiative taken that there isn’t a method this man should be allowed to return to the UK, or certainly set foot in some other civilised nation.”

He stated the letter to Mr Livingstone was submitted with a letter from 5 folks behind the motion who’re former political prisoners in Iran and their family, in addition to a file of greater than 100 pages of proof.

Amongst these talking on the press convention, organised by the UK Workplace of the Nationwide Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), have been signatories to the letter, who informed of witnessing a bloodbath of political prisoners in 1988.

A parallel motion has been raised with the Metropolitan Police.

Mr Stevenson stated he was informed the Deputy Chief Constable, Malcolm Graham, has been assigned the case however when he contacted the drive final week, within the hope that these concerned within the motion who attended the press convention could be interviewed, he was informed the case is being “reviewed”.

He added: “We belief that the police will now speed up their actions and guarantee a full investigation is carried out.”


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The NCRI stated: “Ebrahim Raisi, the present president of the Iranian regime, was a member of the “Dying Fee” of Tehran in 1988, a fee established in implementation of a fatwa by the late Ayatollah Khomeini, the Supreme Chief of the Iranian regime, calling for the annihilation of the Folks’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI).

“The Dying Commissions arrange all through Iran ordered the abstract and extrajudicial execution of greater than 30,000 political prisoners, the overwhelming majority of them have been PMOI’s members and supporters.”

A Scottish Authorities spokesman stated: “As organisers of COP26, the UK Authorities and UNFCCC are answerable for inviting state delegations. The Scottish Authorities has no plans to fulfill with representatives from Iran throughout COP26.

“We wholeheartedly condemn human rights abuses and name on all states to uphold basic worldwide requirements – together with the duty to respect, shield and fulfil human rights.”

A Police Scotland spokesperson stated: “We’ve acquired data which is being assessed.”

The UK Authorities has been contacted for remark.

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