The aftermath of an attack on Iranian dissidents in London on May 24, 2024

Iranian Opposition Demands Action After London Attack on Dissdents

Saturday, 05/25/2024

Exiled Iranian Prince Reza Pahlavi and other leading opposition figures have condemned the assault on dissident protesters by supporters of the Islamic Republic, urging the UK government to take action.

Exiled Prince Reza Pahlavi has called for the immediate arrest and prosecution of the Iranian government supporters following a violent attack on Iranian dissidents in London. "It is time to send a message to the Islamic Republic that the intimidation, violence, and threats from its network of radical Islamic centers and affiliates will not be tolerated," stated Pahlavi in response to the incident.

The attack occurred on Friday during a memorial ceremony at the Dewan Al-Kafeel Community Center in Wembley, meant to honor the late Iranian president Ebrahim Raisi, who died in a helicopter crash. Iranian dissidents who were protesting outside the event were assaulted by regime loyalists, resulting in at least four injuries.

In a further condemnation of the attacks, Masih Alinejad, a leading Iranian political activist, highlighted the urgency of the situation on social media platform X: "Today in London, supporters of the Islamic Republic violently attacked opponents, injuring several individuals, including a female protester...Iranians are calling for unity and demanding immediate and decisive action from the British government and police to address this aggression. "

Nazanin Boniadi, a British citizen and human rights advocate, also expressed her horror at the attacks and urged the Metropolitan police to act swiftly. "I am horrified by the recent, brutal attack by Islamic Republic supporters on its opponents in the UK. The Metropolitan police must immediately investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice," Boniadi stated.

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