MEK Iran: Executions Continue While International Silence Remains Deafening
Despite recent calls for the Iranian regime to put a halt to executions, the regime continues to hand out and carry out death sentences. On Thursday last week, four executions were carried out. The previous day another prisoner had been executed.
Unrest in Iran is high and the simmering discontent threatens to spill over into another nationwide uprising. This is exactly what the regime fears because another uprising will push it closer to the edge.
People of #Iran are taking to the streets to voice their discontent with the #Iranian regime People from all across the country from very different backgrounds have joined together to make the Iranian regime hear their dissenthttps://t.co/ABEVWHfFt0#MEK #COVID19 @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/iXAcna8VTz
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) May 16, 2020
The regime is no doubt continuing to execute prisoners to make it appear that it is in a position of strength and power, however, the reality could not be further from the truth. Three major uprisings in the past three years have greatly weakened the regime.
The regime is also finding itself increasingly isolated on a political and economic level, and the impact of sanctions has been tremendous (although the regime will not admit to this).
During the uprising, last November, more than 1,500 protesters were killed because of the sheer brutality and violence of the security forces. Thousands of protesters were injured and thousands more arrested. 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 People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) on December 15, 2019.
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) December 16, 2019
The regime’s extreme reaction to protesters serves only to show how much of a threat the people are to the regime’s survival.
After this uprising, international organizations and human rights activists slammed the Iranian regime for its brutal response. Amnesty International acknowledged that there was no doubt that the security forces have been ordered to shoot to kill.
This is what’s been happening in Iran during the near-total internet shutdown. Security forces have shot and killed at least 106 people with complete impunity in nationwide protests. This is what they don’t want the rest of the world to see https://t.co/tV9MNsmSR4 #IranProtests pic.twitter.com/RcVTeC5OId
— Amnesty Iran (@AmnestyIran) November 21, 2019
Despite the death of 1,500 protesters – reported by the main opposition to the Iranian regime (the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, PMOI / MEK) and confirmed by sources from within the regime itself – the international community has failed to address the issue.
The silence of the international community in this regard does nothing but embolden the regime. It is essentially a green light for it to go ahead and commit further human rights abuses.
The regime has benefitted from impunity since the beginning of its existence. It has still never been held accountable for the 1988 massacre of political prisoners – a major crime against humanity. In 1988, the Iranian regime executed 30,000 people, most of whom were members of the (PMOI / MEK Iran).
During a conference on the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in #Iran, mainly members and supporters #MEK, Dr. Tahar Boumedra former chief of UNAMI and the Secretary-General’s special representative in MEK’s camp, Ashraf in Iraqhttps://mek-iran.com/2020/08/23/11257/ pic.twitter.com/Mue9IqXNzd
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) August 23, 2020
Any execution in Iran should be considered an outrage, whether it is one single execution or mass execution. Until the regime is held accountable for its actions, nothing is ever going to change.
The people of Iran want regime change. They want to be free from the rule of the mullahs and they want democracy, the respect of human rights, and freedom. This is never going to be possible while the regime still holds power.
The people will certainly be the force behind the regime’s eventual collapse, but they need the international community to recognize their struggle and back them in their legitimate demands. Another uprising in Iran is inevitable and the regime is certainly going to respond with more extreme violence. Now is the time for the international community to make the Iranian regime understand that its suppression will not be tolerated.
The volcanic uprising in November washed away all unfounded claims. It was proven that it is possible to inspire and organize protests. It was proven that despite all the repression and crimes, our people have a spectacular desire and readiness to continue their uprising. #Iran pic.twitter.com/Fs9hz4iSLj
— Maryam Rajavi (@Maryam_Rajavi) November 1, 2020
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s (NCRI): The volcanic uprising in November washed away all unfounded claims. It was proven that it is possible to inspire and organize protests. It was proven that despite all the repression and crimes, our people have a spectacular desire and readiness to continue their uprising.
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