Iran: MEK Resistance Units Pay Tribute to Shajarian
Iranians are mourning the death of Mohammad Reza Shajarian – an inspirational, revolutionary, and much-loved and admired Iranian artist that recently passed away. The Iranian regime has been fearful of the gatherings that have taken place in his honor and have even prevented people from attending his funeral.
#Iran has been mourning the death of musician, singer, and regime critic Mohammad Reza #Shajarian. Recent events have further expose the regime's inhuman nature & the people’s rage toward their rulers.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) October 16, 2020
Society in Iran is simmering with discontent and it is doing all it can to prevent gatherings of any kind that could turn into a major uprising.
The internal network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), the so-called MEK Resistance Units, have been present in the streets of Iran to commemorate Mohammad Reza Shajarian. Members have been calling the regime out for denying the people the right to attend the funeral ceremony.
The MEK Resistance Units have also been commemorating the many martyrs that were killed by the Iranian regime’s suppressive forces following the nationwide uprising last November. It is coming up to the first anniversary of the uprising and the people continue to be outraged at the regime’s suppression of the protests that resulted in the death of more than 1,500 civilians.
Activities were carried out in a number of cities across the country, including capital city Tehran and Isfahan, Mashhad, Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Babol, Karaj, Tus, Urmia, Khorramshahr, Shiraz, Kermanshah, and Ahvaz, among others.
Some of the slogans from the members of the MEK Resistance Units included vows to remember Shajarian and calling the regime out for preventing the people from going to the funeral, such as: “The regime prevents people from going to Shajarian’s funeral to remember his eternal sound, but we will commemorate him face to face with the dictator” and “Dictators will die, but Shajarian will live forever”.
Mourners for Iran's iconic singer Mohammad Reza Shajarian at Tehran's Behesht-e Zahra Cemetery line up for ritual prayers but face police in battle gear. This image gives you a sense of how badly Khamenei fears any gathering turning into #IranProtests against his regime #FreeIran pic.twitter.com/trShia3A2r
— M. Hanif Jazayeri (@HanifJazayeri) October 9, 2020
“Maryam Rajavi strives for justice and freedom.”
There were other slogans that have been heard during previous moments of activity over the past few years such as
“Down with the dictator Khamenei”,
“No to the Shah and the mullahs, the mullahs’ end is near”,
“The Supreme leader’s end is near”, and
“Down with dictators, be it the Shah or the Supreme Leader”.
There were also mentions of the uprising last November:
“Be prepared for the anniversary of the November 2019 uprising”,
“November 15 is a national and lasting day in Iran’s history” and
“Commemorate the martyrs of the November 2019 nationwide uprising”.
Après le décès du maitre de la musique persane Mohammad Reza #Shajarian, les gens scandaient dans les rues que son esprit ne mourrait jamais mais que c'est plutôt le dictateur qui doit mourir. #Iran pic.twitter.com/ZdVJQofvce
— Maryam Radjavi (@Maryam_Rajavi_F) October 15, 2020
At the same time, young Iranians across the country expressed their anger at the Iranian regime and they specifically targeted some of the regime’s main suppressive centers in several areas including in Qom, Karaj Eslamshahr (Tehran), Behbahan, and Mehrestan (Sistan & Baluchistan).
The youths torched images of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and images of Qassem Soleimani – the now-deceased criminal nicknamed Iran’s top terrorist.
The people of Iran are calling for regime change. They don’t want to see the regime continue to destroy the economy and their livelihoods and they want freedom, democracy, and human rights. They are the greatest obstacle to the regime’s survival and the regime knows it.