MEK Iran: Crackdown Must be Opposed by EU

(PMOI / MEK Iran): Is Europe Becoming Savvier About Iran?

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the  People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) reported that the Iranian regime hanged three prisoners – two of them political prisoners – in Zahedan on Sunday, bringing the total executions in the country to 30 in just under three weeks.

Violation of human rights

On December 31, they hanged three Sunni prisoners – Kabir Sa’adat Jahani, Hamid Rastbala, and Mohammad Ali Arayesh – in Vakil-Abab Prison in Mashhad on the charges that they were “outlaws”, five-and-a-half years after they were first put in prison under torture, which shows how Iran’s ignores global standards of human rights.

That same day, State Security Force (SSF) deputy commander Qassem Rezaei, in a televised statement, told his agents to “break the arms” of defiant youth, saying, in violation of international and Iranian law, that a prisoner’s only right is to “stay alive”.

November 2019 uprising

In the November 2019 uprising, 1500 innocent civilians were killed by the SSF and Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), who opened fire indiscriminately on crowds of protesters. 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.

Even though the coronavirus has largely prevented another such uprising from springing up, the economic and social factors that caused the previous one have actually intensified, and regime leaders are terrified that a “volcano of the starving people” could once again demand the end of the mullahs’ regime.

Mismanagement and corruption

The Iranian people are devastated by rising inflation and increased poverty caused by the regime’s economic mismanagement and institutionalized corruption, which is only made worse by the pandemic. Then, they see that the regime wastes money on missile programs and terrorist groups, rather than support the Iranian people. It makes them angry.

The regime has responded by increasing the oppression of the people, to which the international community has long turned a blind eye. EU leaders are fine to condemn human rights violations in Iran but do not do anything to stop this, like ending diplomatic relations with the regime.

The arrest and investigation

A regime that planned to bomb an opposition, (NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran) rally in France, for which an Iranian diplomat is currently on trial, showing that Iranian and EU residents pay a high price for the continued relations with Iran.

The Iranian Resistance wrote: “The EU should act now. It should go beyond letters and condemnations, and it should not allow the regime to make executions in Iran “regular” for the world community. If not contained, the regime will spread terror and chaos across the globe.”

They advised that the EU sanction Raisi, Zarif, and all other regime officials, as well as making relations contingent on an end to the regime’s human rights violations and terrorism.

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