Featured in The National, speaking at a Westminster Hall debate on human rights in Iran:
Labour’s Fabian Hamilton, who represents Leeds North East, also highlighted Rouhani’s Scottish connection, saying: “In spite of the thesis that he wrote while at university in Glasgow, we have seen no significant human rights improvements in Iran since he arrived. In many respects, the situation has become a lot worse.
“We know – it has been pointed out again today – that the revolutionary guard acts independently of the so-called ‘moderate’ president Rouhani. The revolutionary guard and similarly conservative state agents regularly use the state apparatus to undermine reformist opponents and anyone who is seen as threatening to the interests of those agents.”