Dianne Lob, Chair, and William Daroff, CEO, of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:
“We strongly condemn the Iranian regime’s ongoing mass arrests and executions of citizens bravely protesting for an end to the brutal Islamist theocracy, which has trampled on the civil rights and liberties of its people for over 40 years.
“Human rights activists in Iran estimate nearly 500 people have been killed since the demonstrations began in September, with thousands more detained and imprisoned. We fiercely support the right of every Iranian citizen to peacefully assemble and protest, without the threat of government retaliation against individuals or their family members.
“We call on lawmakers and responsible members of the international community to voice their support for civil protesters in Iran and to ensure that the criminal regime faces consequences for documented crimes against humanity. World leaders must defend democratic values from assault and cannot tolerate a regime that, along with its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and other Iran-backed militant proxies, have the innocent blood of Iranians, Americans, Israelis, and many others on their hands.”