MEK: Historic Message to the World
Iran’s presidential election, which took place on Friday, was a charade and a disgrace for the mullahs’ authoritarian government. According to statistics obtained by The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), less than 10% of eligible voters cast votes, demonstrating the Iranian people’s total disdain for the regime.
Vacant polling locations
The Iranian Resistance kept meticulous records of the proceedings. According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), more than 1,200 Simay-e-Azadi TV journalists and reporters from 400 cities around Iran, together with more than 3,500 others, supplied video clips and reports showing vacant polling locations.
The massive election boycott
The massive election boycott occurred despite regime leaders pleading with the population to vote on multiple occasions. Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader, referred to the election as a “national exam.”
Other prominent regime officials pleaded with the populace to vote, seeing it as a requirement for national security. Those who do not vote, according to a Friday prayer leader, are “voting for the MEK.”
Buying votes, offering out free food and accessories
Other measures used by the regime included buying votes, offering out free food and accessories, and other bribes to get people to the polling centers. The dictatorship has, of course, manipulated the state-controlled media to give the impression of large voter participation. More than 28 million of the 59 million eligible voters cast ballots, according to state-run media.
Unsurprisingly, Ebrahim Raisi, Khamenei’s preferred candidate, was crowned the winner of the regime’s election charade. Raisi has spent his whole career in the regime’s judiciary system, and before becoming president, he was the head of the judiciary branch.
The massacre of 1988
In his four decades of devotion to the Iranian dictatorship, one event jumps out: the massacre of political prisoners in 1988. The administration carried out a massive purge in Iran’s jails under the fatwa of then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini, executing around 30,000 political prisoners in a matter of weeks.
Raisi was a pivotal figure in this atrocity against humanity. Raisi became a member of the “death commission” as deputy prosecutor of Tehran, a group of so-called judges that summoned political detainees and sentenced them to death if they did not repent of their support for the MEK.
Raisi on The US sanction list
The United States has placed Raisi on a no-fly list because of his human rights violations.
A restive society is putting pressure on the regime. Another nationwide uprising could erupt at any time, and Khamenei can only trust someone who has a track record of suppressing opposition like Raisi.
The appeasement strategy toward the mullahs’ regime
While advocates of the appeasement strategy toward Iran justified their conduct by stating they intended to support the regime’s so-called moderate faction, they now face an unmasked regime, one whose ruler is a mass murderer with the blood of tens of thousands of innocent people on his hands.
Second, the elections, as well as the widespread boycott of them, are irrefutable proof that the fundamentalists’ regime does not represent the people. Iran’s people have spoken: regime change is what they want. It is now up to the world community to take a stand and choose the right side of history.