On June 23, former US Vice President Mike Pence met with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National … moreJune 28, 2022 15:14
Maryam Akbari Monfared requested to be transferred from Semnan Prison to Evin Prison in Tehran, but the Evin Prosecutor’s … moreJune 28, 2022 08:18
It is difficult to imagine that people in one of the richest nations, Iran, have to ration their food … moreJune 27, 2022 16:03
President Ebrahim Raisi spoke about his priorities and introduced “Jihadi motions” as his method for improving citizens’ quality of … moreJune 26, 2022 20:12
The president of the Iranian regime, Ebrahim Raisi, unveiled a 7000-page economic plan for the following four years just … moreJune 25, 2022 20:09
In an interview, Mohamad Sadegh Koushki, a former political prisoner integrator with strong ties to the IRGC, cautioned that … moreJune 25, 2022 15:43
It has been a year since Khamenei appointed Raisi as the regime’s president. Iran’s society has not been quieted; … moreJune 24, 2022 20:23
While Tehran likes to portray itself as an anti-American pillar in the new unipolar world order, gaining influence and … moreJune 24, 2022 15:02
“The people wanted us to fight poverty, corruption, and discrimination,” regime president Ebrahim Raisi said to a group of regime … moreJune 23, 2022 18:44
Parts of Iraq, Iran, Syria, Kuwait, and Saudi Arabia have been engulfed by an unusually high number of dust … moreJune 23, 2022 12:01
- June 22, 2022 13:32
SDG2 is a 300-page report with nine chapters that examine the Iranian regime’s behavior 26 years after the Beijing … moreJune 21, 2022 20:05
On Thursday, June 16, teachers and educators took to the streets to protest the regime’s education policies and the … moreJune 21, 2022 17:33
On Wednesday, June 15, Social Security retirees and pensioners took to the streets for the ninth day in a … moreJune 20, 2022 16:55
- Pensioners and Bazaar Merchants Continue Their Demonstrations and Strikes in Different Cities in Iran
Bazaar merchants and shopkeepers in various cities protested high prices and plundering increases in taxes today, Saturday, June 18. … moreJune 20, 2022 08:56
Four UN Rapporteurs wrote to Iran’s clerical regime, alleging that two political prisoners, Fatemeh Mosanna and her husband, Hassan … moreJune 19, 2022 18:52
26 Bahai citizens, including 14 Bahai women, were sentenced to 85 years in prison, exile, and deportation by the … moreJune 19, 2022 18:02
Hundreds of heart-breaking videos of newborn infants abandoned on the streets in plastic bags in a dozen Iranian cities … moreJune 18, 2022 22:11
The Iranian people experienced limited freedom in the first two years following the overthrow of the Shah’s dictatorship. Soon … moreJune 17, 2022 22:25
On Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in continuation of the anti-repression campaign, supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI) and the Resistance Units … moreJune 16, 2022 17:11
The National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC) and Crescent Petroleum are involved in a gas contract dispute. Negotiations began in … moreJune 16, 2022 14:39
On June 5, Esmaeil Khatib, the Iranian regime’s Minister of Intelligence and Security, said, “In the current circumstances the … moreJune 15, 2022 17:48
On Saturday, when delivering a wide-ranging speech to commemorate the death of his predecessor, Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader Ali … moreJune 15, 2022 13:39
For the sixth day in a row, Social Security retirees and pensioners rallied in several cities, protesting the government’s … moreJune 14, 2022 22:31
Iran’s state television aired a propaganda film on May 27 depicting the country’s so-called “313 strategic drone headquarters.” The … moreJune 14, 2022 22:02
.Khosrow, who is assisting in the organization of anti-regime demonstrations, stated that the Iranian people have always relied on … moreJune 13, 2022 15:56
One of the most painful images seen on Iran’s streets is of people forced to collect garbage for a … moreJune 13, 2022 14:28
Thousands of retirees and pensioners affiliated with the Social Security Organization protested for the third day on Wednesday, June … moreJune 12, 2022 22:43
While levels of destruction have reached the people’s basic necessities, such as bread and water, the regime no longer … moreJune 12, 2022 17:27
All officials, from Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to military commanders in rural villages, expressed concern about ongoing protests in … moreJune 11, 2022 17:31
For the third day in a row, Social Security retirees and pensioners rallied in several cities on Wednesday, June … moreJune 11, 2022 14:14
On Tuesday, June 7, Social Security Organization retirees and pensioners across Iran held protest rallies for the second day … moreJune 10, 2022 22:13
- Mrs. Maryam Rajavi: For the Sake of International Peace and Security, Regional Stability, and Prevention of War
The regime’s nuclear and enrichment sites must be shut down and unconditional inspections must be carried out. Following the … moreJune 9, 2022 15:39
On Sunday, June 5, Ms. Kira Rudik, Leader of the Voice of Ukraine Party and Vice President of The … moreJune 9, 2022 14:43
Following the collapse of the 10-story Metropol tower in Abadan, southwest Iran, on May 23, protests erupted, with at … moreJune 8, 2022 18:30
Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the main Iranian opposition, on … moreJune 8, 2022 15:40
On Monday, June 6, Social Security Organization retirees and pensioners held protest rallies in several cities across Iran, protesting … moreJune 7, 2022 15:44
Tehran Municipality officials have issued a statement prohibiting their employees from turning on their computers from Monday, June 6, … moreJune 7, 2022 15:14
Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, suggested some actions to improve the country’s disastrous economy during a meeting with members … moreJune 6, 2022 22:43
The Iranian regime forced children to attend gatherings to sing a pop-genre song, “Hail to the Commander,” swearing allegiance to … moreJune 6, 2022 15:02
MEK (PMOI) IN MEDIA
David Amess: Human rights activists have joined forces with victims of the Iranian regime’s human rights violations to file … moreOctober 16, 2021 09:08
According to the Iranian opposition group The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI … moreSeptember 30, 2021 09:20
Kaveh Afrasiabi, a political scientist accused of functioning as a “foreign agent” for Iran by the US, feels the … moreSeptember 10, 2021 11:36
On 22 August, in a special report from the Sunday Times, Mathew Campbell visited the People’s Mujahedin of Iran’s … moreAugust 28, 2021 14:00
Early Monday, activists reported that protests that began in southwestern Iran last week have spread to the capital Tehran, … moreJuly 30, 2021 06:30
Following the incendiary declaration by Janez Janša, Slovenia’s prime minister, a bitter dispute has erupted between the European Union … moreJuly 22, 2021 11:23
Republicans and Democrats shared a virtual stage and a common message of support for the Iranian Resistance at a … moreJuly 16, 2021 11:25
A new editorial in Modern Diplomacy argues that the Iranian regime must answer for its actions in the 1988 … moreMay 6, 2021 13:10
Iranian regime expert and longtime friend of the MEK Struan Stevenson penned an article published on the United Press … moreMay 4, 2021 13:44
By DR. RICHARD SCHOEBERL: The Us and Iran continue ‘indirect talks’ in Vienna as the international community focuses on suppressing … moreApril 27, 2021 10:36
The Iranian regime’s human rights abuses across the Middle East are growing in number and scale, with Iran’s leaders … moreApril 1, 2021 12:44
Iranian state-run media have admitted that the Iranian regime failed to get its Vienna-based diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, released from … moreFebruary 14, 2021 14:22
Throughout the past few months, the international media has widely covered the Iranian Resistance’s, the National Council of Resistance … moreFebruary 8, 2021 10:47
Steven Erlanger, a writer for the New York Times reports on the verdict of a Belgian court handed down … moreFebruary 6, 2021 11:58
The Iranian regime has been called out for its treatment of dissident groups (the National Council of Resistance of … moreFebruary 5, 2021 09:43
According to reports tallied by Iran’s main opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin … moreFebruary 4, 2021 12:10
Struan Stevenson is a former MEP and the Coordinator of the Campaign for Iran Change (CIC). In an article … moreFebruary 1, 2021 14:23
Le Monde: Foiled attack on Villepinte (France): Iran mobilizes to keep a diplomat out of jail. On 22 January a … moreJanuary 16, 2021 16:04
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) … moreJanuary 13, 2021 13:55
According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) Mullah’s regime had a difficult 2020 … moreJanuary 3, 2021 15:27
When questioned about its appeasement towards the theocratic Iranian regime, the Iran Task Force of the EU’s External Action Service … moreJanuary 1, 2021 12:50
Ruhollah Zam, an Iranian journalist who lived in France as a refugee for several years has been executed. He was … moreDecember 18, 2020 14:19
The New York Times published a report on Wednesday detailing the results of an analysis by the newspaper’s Visual Investigation … moreDecember 11, 2020 13:16
The four people charged with an attempt to bomb an Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and the National … moreNovember 29, 2020 10:00
The Associated Press (AP) published a story on Friday about the trial of Iranian regime diplomat Assadollah Assadi and three … moreNovember 28, 2020 13:52
So far, if and when Joe Biden takes up the role of president of the USA he has already talked … moreNovember 27, 2020 10:23
- Maryam Rajavi calls for justice ahead of the trial of Assadollah Assadi, Senior Iranian diplomat and terrorist conspirator
A landmark press conference was held on the morning of the 26 November in Brussels, Belgium. The Belgian lawyers representing … moreNovember 26, 2020 17:20
The Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), a leading German newspaper, agreed with the 2nd ruling in a German court that demanded … moreNovember 26, 2020 11:31
The London-based Times daily’s website published an article on November 14 detailing the case against Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi and … moreNovember 17, 2020 13:00
Former member of European Parliament and longtime supporter of The National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI), and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / … moreNovember 12, 2020 16:55
U.S. News and World Report published an article last week on their website about the importance of U.S policy toward … moreOctober 30, 2020 09:50
- MEK Iran: UN Official Demands Iranian Regime Conduct Independent Investigation into Human Rights Abuses
The UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran announced on Tuesday that … moreOctober 28, 2020 15:25
Throughout the past fortnight, the international media has widely covered the Iranian Resistance’s, the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s … moreOctober 25, 2020 17:00
Mr. Alireza Jafarzadeh, NCRI-US Office Deputy Director, addressed the conference: “According to top-secret intelligence obtained by the network inside Iran of … moreOctober 22, 2020 10:33
Struan Stevenson published an op/ed on Friday on the American Thinker website condemning the Iranian regime for its continued human … moreOctober 18, 2020 14:30
Many listeners and observers who believe in human rights think that the United Nations is one of the driving forces … moreOctober 5, 2020 18:30
Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, former Vice President of the European Parliament and President of the International Committee In Search of Justice … moreOctober 2, 2020 19:25
Longtime MEK supporter Struan Stevenson penned an article decrying the execution of Navid Afkari this week. The scathing op-ed, which … moreSeptember 26, 2020 15:35
The Iranian regime has done it before and now it seems it is doing it again with increasing frequency. It … moreSeptember 24, 2020 17:20
The Iranian regime, instead of confronting its own deficiencies decided to try to crawl out of the crises that it … moreSeptember 24, 2020 16:50
About MEK Iran
This website is managed by supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Persian: سازمان مجاهدین خلق ایران, Transliteration: Sazman-e mojahedin-e khlaq-e iran, abbreviated PMOI, MEK Iran), the principal member of the Iranian opposition coalition the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The MEK Iran was founded in 1965 by a group of university students in opposition to the Shah’s monarchical regime. MEK Iran outlook is based on a democratic and tolerant interpretation of Islam, according to which elections and public suffrage are the sole indicators of political legitimacy.
The Shah’s regime subjected MEK Iran members and supporters to arrest, torture, imprisonment, and even execution during the 1970’s, thereby creating a leadership vacuum in the period preceding the Shah’s downfall that was opportunistically filled by Ruhollah Khomeini and his clique of mullahs. The organization was however intellectually influential in the 1979 Iranian revolution and vied for social and political influence in the first two years after the revolution.
As the MEK Iran leadership challenged Khomeini in the leadership of Iran’s direction in the post-revolutionary period, Khomeini ruthlessly and systematically curbed their legal participation in the political process. The MEK Iran’s widespread support among the young generation, however, forced Khomeini to tolerate MEK Iran grassroots organizations and activities up until June 20, 1981. This day represented a watershed moment in modern Iranian history as the MEK Iran organized a half-million strong protest march in Tehran to challenge Khomeini’s attempt to establish an absolute dictatorship. For the MEK Iran this was a historical test of adherence to the ideals of democracy for which the Iranian nation had sacrificed. For Khomeini, it was a test of his power to wield absolute rule and establish his dream of a theocratic dictatorship that he propagandized as an “Islamic Republic”.
In the period after June 20, 1981, the MEK, in the face of unprecedented state genocide and brutality, went underground. While still in Iran the MEK Iran leader, Massoud Rajavi announced the formation of the coalition of National Council of Resistance of Iran vowing to return sovereignty to the Iranian people as was the original goal of the 1979 revolution.
To this day, the MEK Iran and the NCRI parliament-in-exile, have remained steadfast to that goal, warning the world of the danger of Islamic fundamentalism in power, exposing the Iranian regime’s malevolent activities, organizing and struggling for freedom in Iran, and mobilizing domestic and international public opinion in support of the goal of democracy and freedom for their country.
MEK Iran supports the establishment of a secular, democratic, non-nuclear republic in Iran, based on the separation of religion and state. It is committed to gender equality and abolition of the death penalty. It is the largest organized resistance movement in the country.
The pioneer role of women in the organization has made it a beacon of hope for millions of youth and particularly women in Iran; especially since women and youth in Iran endure the most severe suppression.
At least 120,000 of MEK Iran supporters and activists have made the ultimate sacrifice to the cause of freedom and democracy in Iran over the last three decades. Its supporters continue to be arrested by the regime and put under torture for standing up to the religious extremists ruling Iran.
MEK Iran espouse a modern and progressive interpretation of Islam that is inherently tolerant and democratic. The backward religious establishment rooted in centuries-old class tradition, therefore, consider the MEK Iran to be an existential and intellectual threat to their precepts of religious rule.
As such, the MEK Iran, with their interpretation of Islam, are an anti-thesis to the growing problem of religious extremism rooted in backward interpretations of Islam. More specifically, the MEK Iran is the natural and homegrown solution to the form of political Islam embodied in Khomeni’s thesis of religious rule. Iran regime proxies in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen emulate Khomeni’s model of so-called Islamic power in Iran. Sunni extremist groups such as Al-Qaeda and ISIS also emulate this model while representing sectarian competition, all of whom are causing much destruction and terror in the region and the world.
Fundamentalist mullahs representing Iran’s centuries-old religious establishment believe interpreting Islam is their exclusive right and domain. The MEK Iran rejection of this view is a direct challenge to clerical supremacy. The testing ground for this competition between reactionary traditional interpretations of Islam and the MEK Iran’s progressive interpretation is Iranian society and particularly young Iranians. In the first years of the post-Shah era, Khomeini decisively lost the battle for Iranians’ hearts and minds and turned to violence to remove the MEK Iran intellectual challenge to his rule. Today, his legacy and regime face a restless youthful population imbued with the same challenge that the MEK Iran has represented. The recent protesters chanting of MEK Iran slogans has proved them more persuasive, appealing, and successful than any other solution to Iran’s problems.
Given the democratic views and popularity of MEK Iran at home, the mullahs have invested huge resources inside and outside the country to smear the movement and denigrate Iran’s main opposition.
We, the supporters of the MEK Iran’s historical struggle for freedom in Iran, are mainly a group of Iranians from all occupations that feel motivated and inspired by the values and teachings of Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK Iran). With much hope for a free and democratic Iran, we see it our essential duty to support and defend this historical journey and the selfless and heroic resistance against the dictatorship in Iran. We hence have decided to launch this website to inform the international community about the MEK Iran and the importance of supporting their movement for the cause of freedom and establishing peace and prosperity in the region.