MEK Iran: Protest Across the World
Iranians and sympathizers of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), conducted a rally on both sides of the Atlantic on Tuesday, condemning the religious regime’s systemic human rights violations. These demonstrations coincided with Ebrahim Raisi, the regime’s new president, giving an address at the United Nations General Assembly.
Round of Protest Across the World
New York, Paris, London, Berlin, Rome, Vancouver, The Hague, Brussels, Cologne, Bucharest, and Gothenburg all conducted protests.
Raisi’s address at the United Nations General Assembly was roundly denounced by MEK members and the Iranian diaspora. They emphasized that the international community’s inactivity, as well as enabling a mass killer like Raisi to address the world, contribute to Iran’s chronic impunity.
The massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners
Raisi was a significant figure in the massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners in 1988. The MEK’s followers and members made up the majority of the victims.
In New York, Iranians held a gathering in Dag Hammarskjöld Square, outside the United Nations’ main entrance, in time for Raisi’s speech. The demonstrators demanded that the international community bring the regime’s dossier of human rights violations to the United Nations Security Council and that Raisi be held accountable for his role in the 1988 massacre.
Demonstrators called to impose sweeping sanctions on the regime
Iranians demonstrators also called on Western nations to impose sweeping sanctions on the regime for its persistent human rights violations, terrorism export, unpatriotic nuclear programme, and weapons of mass destruction production.
In late August 2021, respected European barristers and legal experts emphasized that the 1988 massacre of political prisoners for their religious convictions were considered genocide, based on Ruhollah Khomeini’s fatwa. As a result, the Genocide Convention requires all Western powers to hold mass killers and perpetrators of genocide accountable.
Iranians held a big march in Stockholm
Iranians held a big march in Stockholm on Tuesday, followed by an international conference. Several notable European politicians, as well as scores of former Iranian political prisoners, largely survivors of the 1988 tragedy, attended the conference in Sweden.
Mrs Rajavi remarked in a message to these events
“The past 33 years have proven to be a testament.” Mrs. Rajavi continued, “Future history will bear witness to the fact that the movement seeking justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre has triumphed over the regime’s accomplices’ silence and complacency.”
The massacre of political prisoners as genocide
“We urge the international community, particularly Sweden and the European Union, to recognize the massacre of political prisoners as genocide and a crime against humanity.
We call on them to take the necessary steps to refer this case to the U.N. Security Council and end the impunity for, and bring to justice those responsible for this major crime, especially Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi,” Mrs. Rajavi added.
A major gathering in Washington, D.C.
On the eve of Raisi’s speech at the United Nations, the Iranian-American Communities in the United States staged a major gathering in Washington, D.C. on Monday, urging the US administration to call for his prosecution.
They also demanded a tough stance against the mullahs’ rule. This event drew a number of well-known American leaders from both political parties. Former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was one of the speakers at this event.
The international community to hold the Iranian dictatorship accountable
The central message of Monday’s and Tuesday’s activities and protests was a call to action for the international community to hold the Iranian dictatorship accountable for decades of human rights violations.
Iranians and well-known western politicians have asked the international community to regard the regime’s officials, such as criminal Raisi, as human rights violators and representatives of a terrorist regime.
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