MEK Iran: New Slogans Damn the Mullahs’ Regime
Thousands of banners and posters have been erected across many of Iran’s cities in recent days by supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalk (PMOI / MEK Iran). The messages were from the leaders of the main opposition movement in Iran, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
These defiant messages went up all over walls and in alleys in the following cities, as well as Iran’s capital, Tehran:
Urmia, Khorramshahr, Robat Karim, Kashan, Karaj, Mashhad, Semnan, Hashtpar, Kermanshah, Javanrud, Ahvaz, Astara, Yazd, Hamedan, Abadan, Sanandaj, Qom, Sabzevar, Mahshahr, Babolsar, Sarbandar, Shiraz and Isfahan.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) June 7, 2020
The slogans denounced the regime in many different ways:
“Kudos on the anniversary of the dictator Khomeini’s death;”
“Down with the principle of Velayat-e-Faqih, damn Khomeini;”
“Army of the Hungry, revolt and rise up, damn Khamenei;”
“Democracy, Freedom with Maryam Rajavi;”
“Maryam Rajavi: All regime’s promises are hollow, the only end to poverty and unemployment is the establishment of a democratic and popular republic;”
“Uprising will erupt to annihilate Khamenei and his clerical regime;”
“Down with Khamenei, damn to Khomeini, hail to Rajavi;”
“Massoud Rajavi: Damn to Khomeini who usurped the most essential right of the Iranian people, namely the popular sovereignty;”
“Massoud Rajavi: Our fight with Khomeini was over people’s freedoms and social justice.”
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) June 7, 2020
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— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) January 13, 2019
The same court sentenced three other prisoners, Mohammad Hossein Ghassempour (Abdullah’s brother), Alireza Habibian (Ghassempour’s relative), and Akbar Dalir to five and a half years in prison on similar charges.
Despite the regime’s severe crackdown, it is significant that the number of those joining the rank of the resistance exceeds the number of those arrested or imprisoned. This is a major development.
These remarks and reports lead to the conclusion that MEK resistance units have evolved into a significant dilemma for the mullahs. This network of resistance units is transforming into the most important force for the Iranian people’s new revolution.
Resistance Units have an imperative role as a beacon of hope against the regime’s campaign of crackdown and oppression.
With conditions ripe inside Iran and abroad, as witnessed recently in Iraq and Lebanon, the MEK is guiding its “resistance units” strategy using these newly-formed organized teams and establishing a growing network of dissidents who are now directly standing up to the fundamentalist theocracy. These are indigenous forces that should be supported.
The MEK resistance units are injecting new life in the Iranian society and guiding protesters in the streets. A new uprising mirroring those of 2009 and 2017 is taking shape. A new democratic Iran is emerging and the West must support its rebirth.
Ali Safavi (@amsafavi) is an official with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Paris-based National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)