Nazanin Afshin-Jam recently had meetings with various members of the european parliament from many countries and different political parties regarding Iran’s grave and ongoing human rights violations this week. Thanks to the European Foundation for Democracy which gave this oppotrunity One of the co-author’s of Nazanin Afshin Jam’s written declaration was Marietje Schaake , a dedicated MEP from the Netherlands to Iranian issues. She recently went on a fact finding mission in Turkey meeting with Iranian dissidents.
Hear her brief clip here:
and another intervention by Marietje Schaake:
FOCUS IRAN: Marietje Schaake at a panel on crimes against humanity in Iran – Leiden University,Faculty of Law, Lorentzzaal October 11, 2009:
Report on FOCUS IRAN by Pejman Akbarzadeh – Radio Zamaneh:
AboutMarietje Schaake :
Marietje Schaake (Leiden, October 28, 1978) is a Dutch politician for the social liberal party Democrats’66 (D66). Since July 2009, she has served as a member of the European Parliament. She is a member of the parliament’s Committee on Foreign Affairs (AFET), as well as the Committee on Culture, Media and Education (CULT). She also sits on the Parliament’s Delegation for relations with the United States and the Delegation for relations with Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo. Schaake served as an independent advisor to theUnited States Ambassador to the Netherlands and to the president of the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights in Washington, DC. Other assignments have included consulting the State Department of the Netherlands, as well as cultural institutes and companies. Schaake specialized in topics like transatlantic relations, diversity, integration, civil rights and Muslims in the West. In the winter of 2007 she received the Barney Karbank Memorial Award 2007 for outstanding leadership on the issue of human rights. New in politics Schaake was elected in the European Parliamentary elections of June, 2009.