MEK: Free Iran 2021
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the Iranian regime chose one of its worst criminals as its next president in the 18 June sham election.
Ebrahim Raisi professional career for brutality
Ebrahim Raisi began his professional career for brutality early in the theocratic regime’s history, as one of the key figures on the Tehran “death commission” in the 1988 political prisoner massacre, which was responsible for the majority of the approximately 30,000 political prisoners executed across the nation.
Widespread protests that erupted in November 2019
Raisi directed the government’s response to widespread protests that erupted in November 2019 as the chief of the judiciary. Although the announcement of a significant increase in fuel prices sparked the wide protest, the message was similar to the anti-government uprising that lasted much of January 2018 and included slogans like “death to the dictator” in well over 100 cities and towns.
The 2019 uprising was considerably larger, affecting about 200 towns, and the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei responded by ordering authorities to put down the disturbance by all means necessary. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps responded by opening fire on crowds of protestors around the country, killing over 1,500 people.
Around the same time, over 12,000 known or suspected activists were imprisoned, and Amnesty International later confirmed that many of these prisoners had been tortured for months by intelligence agencies and the judiciary.
Through direct comments on the massacre and other crackdowns, Iranian leaders have demonstrated confidence in impunity. Following the release of an audio recording of top officials made during the 1988 massacre, the recently-departed Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi said he was “proud” to have assisted in carrying out “God’s command” of death for members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran, which was the priority of the death commissions.
When asked about his role in the killings, Raisi used similar rhetoric in his first public speech as president-elect. He claimed to be pleased with everything he had accomplished in support of the religious clerics’ system of absolute authority.
Raisi’s speech calls for the regime to be isolated, sanctioned, and held accountable for something they will very definitely never repent on their own.
Ali Safavi, a member of the NCRI’s Foreign Affairs Committee, chaired a panel debate on this subject last week that included US ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, British human rights barrister Geoffrey Robertson, and former UN human rights official Tahar Boumedra.
The attendees asked Western nations and the United Nations to start formal investigations into the 1988 massacre, as well as other unsolved Iranian crimes, with the goal of international prosecution.
The Free Iran World Summit will undoubtedly include extensive descriptions of Iranian activists’ efforts in opposing Raisi’s legacy, as well as that of the entire regime.
Isolation and sanction for the Iranian regime will reinforce the message already conveyed by the Iranian people, demonstrating to them that in a fight between the people and the clerical dictatorial regime, the international community will stand solidly on the side of freedom.
Tags: 1988 Massacre, Iran human rights, Iran Opposition, Iran Protests, MEK, Mujahedin-e Khalq, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), People's Mojahedin organization of Iran, PMOI, Regime Change