An Australian lawmaker has shown solidarity with Iranians in their fight against clerical rule, saying that the Islamic Republic will face the consequences of mistreating protesters.
Keith Wolahan, a member of Australia’s House of Representatives said in an exclusive interview with Iran International that he will do whatever he can to make the voice of the Iranian community heard.
“The least I can do is to stand there with them and use my voice as their representative to help in any way I can,” noted the Australian official.
The Australian politician read a statement in the house of representative on the fortieth day after the killing of Mahsa Amini to declare solidarity with the people of Iran.
“It's not acceptable and it's not good enough that the regime has a seat on the UN Commission for the Status of Women. It's also not good enough that the officials of the regime can travel freely around the world without consequence when they're trampling on freedoms at home,” Wolahan noted about the goal behind his statement.
“Many of the protesters are not only being killed but are now going to be subject to what can only be described as show trials…There will be consequences for how those people are treated,” he warned.
Wolahan represents the division of Menzies where the largest population of Iranian people are living in Australia.
“I want to make sure that that voice is heard by the prime minister and the foreign minister. Even though I'm not in their party, I plead with them to please listen to the concerns of the community and to act in the way that Canada, the United States and Germany did,” underlined the Australian MP.