We are here on the podium with some our brothers from Moldova. We come from Romania, two former communist countries, and we very much understand what is going on in Iran right now because we lived under those conditions. When people were murdered, when people were taken from their homes during the night and brought into the prison, when people were arrested all over Romania — so many who suffered during the time, including my family. That’s why we are here to say very frankly that we very much understand what is going on right now in Iran, and we very much support you as an opposition We all want to enjoy democracy, and we all want to support human rights, and we all want to support what’s going on here because we believe that we have to be a free society…. I want right now to encourage you to keep going on… because we are the ones to be on the right side of the society in our days.
• Ben-Oni Ardelean is a Member of Parliament in Romania and Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Deputies.
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