NCRI – Mr. Thierry Levy, the prominent lawyer, authoritative author and steadfast defender of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran, died Monday in Paris. Thierry Levy’s works are among the best-selling books in France.Thierry Levy was an unwavering defender of the Iranian Resistance and its members, after the violent attack to the offices of the Iranian Resistance on June 17, 2003, and case fabrications of Iranian regime against them, he courageously defended them counter to this injustice and together with other prominent lawyers succeeded to impose a humiliating defeat to the Iranian regime, and as such once again proved the legitimacy of the Iranian resistance.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, expressed her profound grief and condolences over the sorrowing decease of Thierry Levy to the community of Lawyers and the French intellectuals and her most sincere empathies to the families and survivors and wished them forbearance.
Levy was a kind person who always stood against injustice and represented the genuine values of France.
The people and the Resistance of Iran will never forget, justice- seeking and great men like him, who in the darkest of days, played an important role in the victory of them against the clerical regime’s conspiratorial jurisdictive dossiers.
French President expressed his condolences and the Elyse presidential palace on January 30, 2017 on the occasion of his death wrote: “Thierry Levy the tireless defender of human rights for which, he not only as a lawyer but also as the head of ‘International prisoner Watch’ between 2000 and 2004 was fighting. In his absence, a capacity for resentment and an unforgettable voice in the judicial world has left us. “
Over the decease of this noble French lawyer, Le Monde, 30 January 2017 wrote: “Thierry Levy along with his colleagues Robert Badinter, Henri Leclerc and Philippe Lemaire participated in all the battles for the abolition of death penalty. He was also a tireless campaigner for improving the conditions of detainees, his intransigence, and his refraining from any appeasement, made him a master of law, who lent influence over a generation of lawyers.”
In the judicial cases, which Iran regime’s ministry of intelligence (MOIS), had litigated against Iranian resistance, through its Iranian or foreign lackeys. Levy’s masterful defense always turned the courts against Iranian regime and its agents instead. In such trials, Levy was always stepping forward and exposing regime’s agents and lawyers with his winning logic and his robust defense.
On February 21, 2008, Levy said in Paris court branch 17 regarding Anne Singleton’s hired agents who had attended the court to testify against NCRI, “we have listened to the testimonies of a lot of English parliamentarians. They describe Mrs. Singleton as an Iranian regime’s agent. Also her husband Masoud Khodabandeh is working for the Iranian regime. They have described her this way, and it has particularly been stated by a Member of Parliament. Actually, the most critical information has been provided by Win Griffiths.
Win Griffiths has visited Evin Prison and has spotted Mrs. Singleton in the corridors there. The worst crimes are taking place in this same prison. This prison is the most secret and most brutal of its kind. Anne Singleton was spotted (in Evin Prison) in 2004. Mr. Griffith had with his own eyes seen Mrs. Singleton accompanied by some officials there. He had seen how she walked freely in prison’s corridors. This woman had been joking with the prison officials. This is unimaginable. This is unexplainable.
Lord Corbett prevented a press conference from being held in a building belonging to British Parliament in November 2005. The conference was organized by Anne Singleton and participated by Alain Chevalérias. We have Lord Corbett’s testimony. You can’t be more English than Lord Corbett. A testimony with Corbett’s own signature according to which Mrs. Singleton has been identified as an agent. Also Sobhani has been among the organizers of the press conference. He is the same person who was arrested in Paris by French police with a knife in hand after he had attacked and wounded a person who had opposed a rally set up against NCRI. Sobhani is one of Chevalérias main sources of information.”
Thierry Levy was also the lawyer of Yves Bonnet, former head of France’s anti-terrorist Organization, in a court held on December 17, 2009. In the case, Iranian regime’s intelligence had, through one of its notorious agents Named ‘Ehsan Naraghi’ as well as two of its other hirelings, complained against Yves Bonnet for his published book titled ‘VAVAK: At The Service of Ayatollahs’. The book had revealed the criminal, spying nature of the Iranian regime, provoking anger among Mullahs and their hirelings.
As part of his defense, Thierry Levy described Naraghi’s records in supporting and justifying torture and killing by the Mullahs’ regime, saying that “Naraghi writes a letter to Ahmadinejad, describing how he’s been fighting against PMOI in the past forty years, due to which he has been favored by Khomeini and former Presidents, and that he’s been praised by Khomeini for his services. He then suggests Ahmadinejad to launch a costly trial and hire a prominent lawyer. He later requested Ahmadinejad in another letter for financial assistance.”
“Naraghi has even sent the invoices and fees for Ahmadinejad! “, Levy continues, “There’s also a recorded tape from Naraghi in which he once again asks for money. Despite that, he says he’s been defamed, whereas he is the one who introduces VAVAK agents to French Judiciary to testify against NCRI”
He added that “behind his cultured, intellectual and delicate mask, there is a character that provokes disgust in the court. He has written in his book as well as said in the court that torture is justifiable …”
Finally as the French Major daily newspaper ‘Le Monde’ described him: “Of all his contemporaries, he is undoubtedly the one who has most thought the job of defending.”
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