MEK Iran: Mullahs Regime Tries to Silence Restive Society
The people of Iran are restless. They are deeply unhappy with the leadership of their country and they are desperate for change. The Coronavirus health crisis has worsened all of the problems that the people have been exposed to over the past few years. Over 120,800 people have died of the coronavirus in Iran, according to reports by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran). Now the people are contending with the regime’s continued clampdown on dissent.
#MaryamRajavi This regime must be expelled from UN and its leaders brought to justice for their continuing crimes against humanity and the violations of human dignity. The international community must not allow this regime to bring medieval edicts to the 21st-century #MEK #Iran pic.twitter.com/Gawe6BbAR0
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 9, 2020
Images and videos from earlier in the week show police officers supposedly fighting thugs and gangs and street criminals. However, what the regime is really doing is targeting young people and humiliating them.
On Oct 6, the repressive State Security Force tortured and humiliated 5 young men in public on the pretext of being "thugs,"driving them in the back of pickup trucks in #Tehran.On Sep29, the police humiliated another young man on the street and beat him. @EEAS_EU @JosepBorrellF pic.twitter.com/iMqPGPv265
— منصوره گلستان (@MansoreGolestan) October 11, 2020
The regime’s aim is to give the suppressive forces a reason to target young people. But the issue is, the young Iranians are not the problem. They are not the thugs. The thugs are the regime and its suppressive forces.
Last November, the people of Iran took to the streets in huge numbers to protest against the regime’s corruption, suppression, and mismanagement. According to (PMOI / MEK Iran) more than 1,500 protesters we killed, many of whom were shot at point-blank range, and/or in the back. Shooting at unarmed, peaceful protesters – surely these are the thugs, not the people simply calling for a peaceful and free future.
Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the (PMOI / MEK Iran) on December 15, 2019.
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) December 16, 2019
And how can the regime dare compare peaceful protesters to thugs when the regime still executes people for minor crimes? And when people have limbs amputated for stealing. Or when people are arbitrarily arrested and imprisoned just because of their ethnicity or religious choices?
In order to keep society calm and to dissuade people from participating in protests, the regime has set up what can only be described as hit squads. They have been established to stop protests from breaking out. An IRGC official said last week that in the province of Kerman, dozens of “security battalions have been formed to deal with disturbances and establish urban security”.
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 11, 2020
The regime has also decided to target women and is using the pretext of the mandatory hijab laws. Women in Iran, although considered by the regime to be second class citizens, are showing their courage and are at the forefront of the calls for regime change.
Women were at the forefront of the past few major uprisings and Iranian women are vital for a future Iran.
The main Iranian opposition to the mullahs’ regime #NCRI and (#PMOI #MEK), has reported gross human rights violations due to corruption among the mullahs regime’s top officials who live a lavish life of luxury in #Iran. https://t.co/xea2UpXSaD pic.twitter.com/uARdtVWXuS
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) October 4, 2020
A Friday prayer leader said recently that society should be made unsafe for the women that go against the regime by failing to adhere to social norms. Yousef Tabatabai said that there should be more suppressive measures put into place so that women cannot go against the social norms. He said: “We should not be afraid of any hostile action in dealing with the violators.” He added that the country’s State Security Forces (SSF) should be involved.
Meanwhile, in Islamic Republic of Iran.
Police brutality in Shahr Ray (Iran) against a teenager for not wearing hijab.
This girl was walking unveiled when a male officer warned her to stop, so that he could call female police officers for her arrest. pic.twitter.com/nwWgaMwjsj
— Amir 🕊 (@IMAmirBA) November 1, 2019
The people of Iran, and the international community for that matter, were outraged at the execution of wrestling champion Navid Afkari. Despite the international campaign for his execution to be halted, the regime went ahead anyway. This move was no doubt intended to make the regime look powerful, but it has had the opposite effect. The people are more determined than ever to speak out against the regime.
We must not allow the execution of courageous youths in Iran to become normal and routine. We must arouse global outrage against the Iranian regime for every execution.
Iranian Resistance seeks to establish a society devoid of torture or executions, a republic based on freedom, democracy, and separation of religion and state which will cherish Human Rights and gender equality as its highest principles.
Iranian Resistance seeks to establish a society devoid of torture or executions, a republic based on freedom, democracy and separation of religion &state which will cherish #HumanRights and gender equality as its highest principles. #Iran #NoDeathPenalty pic.twitter.com/onhKxaIHgZ
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) October 10, 2020