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An image from within Iran itself illustrates the chronic violence being seen on the streets. Here, a phalanx of security force police are hemmed in by the protesters. In the foreground, their motorbikes burn after being wrecked. 7th January 2010. All pictures © Terence Bunch.

Solidarity With Iranian Peoples Uprising PMOI, London. 7th January 2010.

By Published Last Edited 2010-01-07 00:00:00

On January 7th 2010, representatives of the PMOI (Peoples Mojahedin Organisation of Iran) gather outside Downing Street in London to hear a range of cross-party MPs and peers call upon the British Government to suspend all ties with the Mollah regime of Iran.

In recent weeks anti-government protests in Iran have increased. As a result, the Mollah regime have denounced the pro-democracy protests as mohareb (fighting against God) with Interior Minister, Mohammad Najar, warning those taking part face execution if they continue.

Last week, members of the Majlis (Parliament) tabled an emergency bill allowing those accused of Mohareb to be executed within five days. The rally speakers include Lord Corbett of Castle Vale, Conservative MP David Amess, Mr Brian Binley Conservative MP, Lord Cotter Liberal Democrat spokesman (House of Lords), Mr Roger Gale former Vice Chairman of the Conservative Party, Lord Maginnis of Drumglass and Labour MP, Mr Joe Benton.

The protests in Iran continue and in recent days China issues official statements in support of the regime. As a direct result, a wave of executions are expected to be announced by Iran in coming weeks as they continue to consolidate their position with the use of violence.

London. 7th January 2010.

The campaigners gather outside Downing Street for the press conference and to hear cross-party MPs denounce the Mollah regime of Iran.

The campaigners gather outside Downing Street for the press conference and to hear cross-party MPs denounce the Mollah regime of Iran.

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale and chair of the British Committee for Iran Freedom points at an image of an Iranian pro-democracy campaigner just before he is hanged during a public execution in Iran. He says - We have witnessed in Iran an historic outcry for change. Today there is a rising demand by millions for democracy and an end to the religious dictatorship in its entirety.

Lord Corbett of Castle Vale and chair of the British Committee for Iran Freedom points at an image of an Iranian pro-democracy campaigner just before he is hanged during a public execution in Iran. He says - We have witnessed in Iran an historic outcry for change. Today there is a rising demand by millions for democracy and an end to the religious dictatorship in its entirety.

Labour MP Joe Benton says - The UK Government must adopt a firm policy towards Tehran...Such a policy must include targeted sanctions as well as cutting off all economic ties with the regime.

Labour MP Joe Benton says - The UK Government must adopt a firm policy towards Tehran...Such a policy must include targeted sanctions as well as cutting off all economic ties with the regime.

Conservative MP David Amess appears outside Downing Street during the conference. He says - This option of democratic change by the Iranian people has long been advocated by the National Council for the Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its President-elect Mrs Maryam Rajavi. The people of Iran have now put this option well and truly on the map.

Conservative MP David Amess appears outside Downing Street during the conference. He says - This option of democratic change by the Iranian people has long been advocated by the National Council for the Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its President-elect Mrs Maryam Rajavi. The people of Iran have now put this option well and truly on the map.

Another image shows a man bleeding heavily from a head wound in the street. He is helped by bystanders.

Another image shows a man bleeding heavily from a head wound in the street. He is helped by bystanders.

A london campaigner at the conference holds up an image of Ali Saremi, an Iranian man who has been sentenced to execution. He has recently given a warning that the Mollah regime of Iran intend to carry out a massacre of its enemies. The warning is entirely consistent with the behaviour of governments around the world who have sponsored, and carried out, massacres in the name of internal security.

A london campaigner at the conference holds up an image of Ali Saremi, an Iranian man who has been sentenced to execution. He has recently given a warning that the Mollah regime of Iran intend to carry out a massacre of its enemies. The warning is entirely consistent with the behaviour of governments around the world who have sponsored, and carried out, massacres in the name of internal security.

A vehicle departs Downing Street behind an image of a hanged Iranian man.

A vehicle departs Downing Street behind an image of a hanged Iranian man.

The conference ends with PMOI supporters giving a salute.

The conference ends with PMOI supporters giving a salute.