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Dr. Firouz Daneshgari,

Dr. Firouz Daneshgari: Come together under the Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a free Iran

Dr. Firouz Daneshgari,

Dr. Firouz Daneshgari, the founder of MDAID, delivered a speech in a conference in NY discussing the future of Iran

Dr. Firouz Daneshgari, the founder of MDAID, delivered a speech in a conference in NY discussing the future of Iran. Below is an excerpt of his speech:

We are bounded by Iranian heritage and we have a shared responsibility toward the people of Iran to help free Iran, move the country toward a republic form of government and keeping the entire country united and ensure its territory reserved as it is today.

I’m a surgeon-scientist and a professor, but I’m also a former political prisoner. My eyes and my mind and my body are witnessed how this regime treats political prisoners. I have the scars of torture on my body that I have carried over thirty years. Especially those political prisoners who are affiliated with the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), I know because as a physician I risked my life to treat them, and to defend them; and some of their members died on my laps. While I treated their gunshot wounds inflected by IRGC, I have seen many many occasions of who this regime is that I cannot describe in simple words.

Today I represent an International Medical Foundation named MDAID which focuses on supporting victims of torture and political prisoners who are forced to flee their homeland as refugees and settled in North American and Europe.

As the founder and chairman of this foundation, I’ve brought my own experience as a political prisoner to this foundation and partner with many former political prisoners who are now empowered medical professionals and paying it forward to other refugees in Europe and elsewhere. I share all those experiences with my colleagues to demonstrate an envision how Iran can recover positively after the fall of this regime to the point of helping other nations as well. For years the world community believes this regime can change from within; the deceitful promise of so-called moderates and reformists has cost thousands of innocent lives in Iran and the entire region in the Middle East. The economic corruption and embezzlement by the regime officials have led to a health crisis for the people of Iran.

Recently research came across my desk that a person who had interviewed over three thousand people who had sold their kidneys to survive and he titled his research as the cost of kidney in Iran is less than three ounces of pistachios in some of the cities.

The other incompetence and incapable mullahs blame the medical crises on the sanctions and that is not farther than truth than this. And this is yet part of ongoing deception and propaganda by this regime. Let us be very clear that the shortage of medicine has nothing to do with the sanctions. It has all to do with this criminal mafia regime of mullahs and IRGC that has brought such crises on people of Iran.

They ship the medication, the medical supplies, and the resources that belong to Iranian people to Syria, Iraq, and Yemen. As we watched the protests in Iran, people are shouting one less embezzlement, our problem can be solved. This regime is riddle with its scandals, fraud, and embezzlement from the top of the house, starting with Khamenei himself and his office to the bottom feeders of IRGC and Basijis. They reaping off Iranian people from their resources. Iran’s health sector is hurting because of this regime, not because of the sanctions. I have firsthand information from my colleagues in Iran. The nation of Iran is under attack by this regime and has been over the past forty years every single day. We cannot and should not allow this crazy regime to stop us from resolve in chaining and working together. The maximum pressure is working. We don’t see any protest about the sanctions from Iranian people, but we see is more protests by all the sectors of society including nurses, medical professionals against the regime, because the regime belongs to the dust bin of history. I have no doubt the brave men and women of Iran will bring this regime down along with the organized resistance movement and units of MEK.

We need one day of voting in Iran to show this regime who the Iranian people love. We can and must come together united in support regime change in Iran by the Iranian people. We can and we must raise above the propaganda and fake news that this regime unleashes on us. Iran is the previous land and is one of the most unique countries in the Middle East that has such rich ethnical and religious diversity. For all the major social movement starting with the constitutional movement back about 110 years ago from my land from Azarbayjan, I’m one of descendant of Sattar Khan, to uprising of 1979 revolution to the protest of the 1980s and 1999 and 2009 and kind movement since 2017, we have shown the world that we can come together in rejection of this clerical regime just as people rejected dictatorship of Shah. We have come together at Azaries, Kurds, Arabs, Baluchis, Persians, and other ethnic groups and we are here to be united against the regime. No separation is between us; the only enemy is the regime. So, let’s unit together in exile to bring our motherland, giving her a helping hand and come together under the ten-point plan proposed by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi for a free Iran. It is truly the bases for most modern Iran. Let’s come together and rebuild our homeland with the best and brightest. But first, we must focus on making regime change in Iran a reality Starting today.

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High inflation in Iran

MEK: A Dead End for Clerical Regime

High inflation in Iran

High inflation in the mullahs’ regime has lead to a deep crisis

Iran is in a deep crisis. The mullahs’ regime no longer is able to stop the downward spiral. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is not in control and has no clue in solving the overwhelming problems. The theocratic regime is living in browed time.

The Iranian regime president, Hassan Rouhani is not in better shape and returned home from his controversial trip to UN General Assembly empty-handed. Accelerating course of events in the country point to a dark future for the clerical regime. The country is boiling in dissent and everyday citizens turn up outside government buildings following their demands.

Inflations running at a record high in Iran

Inflations are running at a record high and far exceeding the International Monetary Fund’s estimates for this year. The Iranian Regime’s Statistical Center has announced on September 24 that the rate of inflation in Iran has reached 42.7 percent during the 12 months ending on August 23. This is nearly 3 percent higher than the IMF forecast in April. All figures projected by the Iranian regime must be taken with a grain of salt since most are manipulated for internal consumption.

Nevertheless, they speak volumes when it comes to project the public’s discontent with the regime. Teachers, workers, farmers, truckers, merchants, inverters with heavy losses for saving their money in the banks run by the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) protest on different occasions.

MEK Network: At Least 177 Protests in Iran During August

It is for the first time in the mullahs’ regime history that it has hit the absolute rock bottom. None of its factions will win any popularity contest even among their strongholds.

None of the regime’s factions will be around if a democratic election

Saeed Hajarian, a well-known regime strategist and one of the former architects of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) told the state-run Sazandegi in August:” If there would be such time that the glass ceiling is lifted, like democratic countries and a fair election is held, then, there will no longer be a “reformist or a conservative camp left in Iran.” What he simply meant is that none of the regime’s factions will be around anymore if there will be a democratic election.

Will the regime be able to last until the U.S. Presidential election? Something the mullahs have pinned their hopes on. Is it possible to stop the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) Resistance Units from expanding? Is regime capable to turn the clock back and stop the explosive state of the society?

Ahamd Alam-alhoda, regime’s Friday Prayer leader in Mashhad, and one of Khamenei’s close confidants answers the questions. He said on December 28, 2018: “Sedition of 2009 is behind us what concerns me is new sedition for 2019. The enemy is planning for it. Economic problems and social unrest are the recipes for disaster. These are the means by which they attack the leadership.”

What really is happening under the skin of Iranian society is plain and simple. The people cannot take it anymore and the mullahs’ no longer have the ability to completely suppress the citizens.

New Acts of Defiance by the MEK Resistance Units

Social unrest plus high inflation and the mullahs’ regime failure in providing absolute necessities of daily life for people has brought it to its knees. The MEK’s Resistance Units and Resistance Councils activities in Iran have opened a window of hope and an opportunity for restless people fed-up with the theoretic regime. The final blow will be delivered with these two forces combined in Iran; the people with support from MEK.

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Mrs. Ramesh Sepehrrad, from OIAC

Ramesh Sepehrrad; In a free Iran only the ballot box determines the legitimacy of the future government

Mrs. Ramesh Sepehrrad, from OIAC

Dr. Ramesh Sepehrrad, from OIAC delivering a speech to the New York Conference discussing the future of Iran-September 24, 2019

In a conference discussing the future of Iran, the representative of the Organization of Iranian-American Communities (OIAC) outlined the organization’s vision for the future of Iran.

Dr. Ramesh Sepehrrad, from OIAC, delivered a speech that was warmly receipted by the audience. Below please find an excerpt of her speech:

“It is my privilege and honor to speak to you on behalf of the Organization of Iranian- American Community who for more than twenty-five years has been primarily focusing on echoing the voice of the Iranian people as their struggle for human rights and democracy in our native land Iran.

Over the last century Iran has seen two brutal dictatorships, under the Pahlavi’s monarchy which in collaboration with the mullahs worked against the democratic and nationalistic government of Dr. Mosaddeq and now dealing with the misogynist regime since 1979, the religious fascist of mullahs who are incapable of reform or even engaging in a meaningful way with the Iranian people or for the rest of the world for that matter.

When it comes to this regime because this regime believes in the system of Velayat-e Faqih, this regime is committed and remains committed to the system of Velayat-e Faqih, and that means an absolute power that is only for non-elected male clerics, according to the regime’s constitution.

What has to be very clear is that the Iranian people’s rejection of both monarchy and mullahcracy is based on historic lessons from their struggle for freedom and democracy over the last several decades. This is not a partisan preference; it is simply the reality of Iran’s recent history. The 1979 revolution is Iran’s historic rejection of monarchy. While the mullahs have high jacked the revolution, the waves of the popular uprising in rejection of the mullahs during the 1980s, 1990s and most notably the 2009 and 2018 are the ongoing rejection of this regime in its entirety.

People of Iran, are not making any distinction between so-called reformers and hardliners, so why should we? This red line has been drawn by the blood and sacrifices of more than 120,000 martyrs for freedom in order to move Iran away from despotism of the past and religious tyranny of present. Therefore, it is our red-line too and crossing of this red-line under whatever pretext, is unacceptable, because it is undermining the true democracy movement in Iran.

The international community has not yet recognized the depth and extent of the ongoing crimes against the people of Iran, especially, the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. In our view, just as the Mayor (Giuliani) said Khamenei, Rouhani, Zarif, Qasem Soleimani, Ebrahim Raisi after four decades of execution and oppression, war, terrorism, subversion, mayhem by the terrorist IRGC and Ministry of Intelligence are all international criminals and must stand trial in the international tribunals and courts.

All of us gathered here agree that the Iranian regime is the enemy of not just the Iranian people but also the rest of the world. We agree that this regime must go. We also agree that it is up to Iranian people and their organized opposition movement, who shall and will bring this regime down in its entirety. We have also gathered here to emphasize the path forward for free Iran. OIAC stands for a non-nuclear, democratic, secular, Republic of Iran based on the following key principals:

  • In a free Iran, only the ballot box determines the legitimacy of the future government.
  • Freedom of speech, expression, association, and religion for all Iranians, and equal rights for all ethnic groups in the framework of Iran’s territorial integrity is a must in a free Iran. As my Baluchi sister said: we won’t let this regime colonize us any longer, we won’t let them divide us based on ethnic lines, we are all standing for the territorial integrity of Iran. We are Iranians first and we want this regime down together and if anyone has any doubt that we cannot do this, I will invite them to look to the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), where the Baluchis, the Kurds, the Turks, and the Fars, all of them, all the Iranian ethnic groups, have come together under one banner, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), fighting against this regime. We have done it before and Iran will do it again. Iran will do it again because the National Council of Resistance of Iran and the platform that it has, represents the diversity of Iran. This is our strengths. We will not let them colonize our ethnic groups.
  • In a free Iran, complete gender equality in all political, social, cultural, and economic spheres women of our native land are on the forefront to overthrow this misogynist regime; and we stand with them wholeheartedly.

In a free Iran, women will have all their rights to choose their clothing, and any exploitation of women on whatever pretext will be rejected.

In a free Iran, we would have a commitment to the universal declaration of human rights and all international covenants.

In a free Iran, the death penalty will be abolished; no more political prisoners, no more prisoners of conscience, and they will be released after the downfall of this regime.

The path to progress and prosperity in a free Iran is based on the followings:

  • Justice and equal opportunity for employment and occupation are imperative for all Iranians in a free market economy. Cronyism, nepotism, corruption or the mafia-style of government shall not be acceptable.
  • The rights of workers, farmers, nurses, employees, teachers, educators, retired people will be upheld and respected.
  • The diaspora, this is all of us, will have a duty of reversing the brain drain and support the rebuilding of Iran based on progressive labor laws and rights. Forced child labor must be abolished.
  • The future of Iran’s youth will be in high-quality education so that Iran can develop the next generation of workforce and scholars to thrive and contribute to the modern world. Iranian scientific community shall focus on humane advancement of technology, knowledge, innovation, and infrastructure for improving the lives of Iranian people.
  • No more weapons of mass destruction; we stand for a non-nuclear Iran.
  • Iranian scientific community shall also focus on reversing the environmental crises, water shortage, unnatural floods, earthquakes, through utilizing best practices in order to reverse the damage done under this criminal regime.
  • Iran shall live in peace and coexistence and cooperation and mutual respect with its neighbors and the international community. No more regional meddling and no more support for terrorist or the extremist groups.

So at this point, I’ll ask all delegates to think a moment, and envision an Iran based on these principals, and the path to recovery, an Iran that is worthy of our heritage, our history and the sacrifices made to date. Together, we must refrain from divisiveness. We need to aim all of our energies and efforts to change this regime first.

In 2002 the head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, Massoud Rajavi announced the NCRI’s plan for promoting the national solidarity front to encompass all Iranians and political entities who reject the monarchy and the system of Velayat-e Faqih and our campaigning for a democratic independent and secular republic to come together. This call was faced with overwhelming misinformation and disinformation campaign by regime cronies and MOIS agents.

For too long, the Iranian regime’s lobbyists and apologists have worked to divide us by propagating falsehood and smear campaigns, lies and propaganda. This must stop. We must put an end to the disinformation campaign and the echo chamber against the MEK and the NCRI. We will end this.

This regime-change movement inside Iran is growing stronger day by day, because of the MEK’s resistance units and their ongoing efforts that are expanding to organize the public. We can do the same in exile, this means we need to be entirely focused on the threat of the Iranian regime and the need to overthrow this regime with all the factions within this regime. We need not be distracted by the regime’s ongoing propaganda as we push for further isolation of the regime, to provide support for regime change by Iranians. We must demonstrate political maturity and commitment to these principals and be fully committed to them, which can guarantee an enduring and effective unity against this regime. I’m hopeful that we will get there in solidarity which did not begin today, it has been going on for the last 40 years because of the National Council of Resistance of Iran.”

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Khamenei’s back against the wall

Archive Photo- The Iranian regime security forces attack protesters during a demonstration – January 2018

Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei admits in his meeting with the members of Assembly of Experts that his regime is in crisis. Referring to the constant danger which threatens his regime, he reminded the members of the importance of loyal forces and said:

“With labels such as hardliners or extremists, the most loyal forces should not be turned away. They are the ones that stand to the last minute. In seditions of 2009 and then again 2018, they were the ones who stopped the enemy.” He added: “I have told the past presidents to use these forces that are loyal to the cause of revolution. Those are the ones that hold the grounds.”

Khamenei refers to well-fed plain-clothes thugs, agents of the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) that are ready to kill in cold blood for his regime. They opened fire into the crowd both in 2009 and then 2018. Many young men and women were arrested, tortured, and killed by the same security forces in MOIS secret safe houses.

In clear factional fighting, Khamenei picked on Rouhani for his lack of spine in what he called “facing the enemy.” However, he admitted that loss of morals is not limited to Rouhani’s faction and it is somewhat contagious in his regime. But Khamenei made sure not to cross any lines which might inflame the society’s powder keg.

He then tried to caution his regime’s officials in general of the danger from a restless society. Khamenei tried to give the other mullahs’ hope while warning them of what lies ahead.

In reverse psychology, Khamenei told his audience that it’s the U.S. and Europe that are in financial and social crisis. He also shed crocodile tears for people in the west with no freedom.

Khamenei’s speech was also a confirmation that mediation between his regime and the U.S. by the Europeans has a failure. He said: “On the surface, it appears that the Europeans mediate. They talk a lot but all of it amounts to nothing. The EU countries, despite their claims, remained true to their U.S. allies.” He added: “There is no difference between them and the U.S.”

Khamenei’s back is against the wall. He prefers talking to confrontation, but on his terms. The regime’s supreme leader knows that the EU’s patience is wearing thin with the regime’s maneuvers and there is very little room left in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPA) deal for going back on commitments. Federica Mogherini, the EU foreign policy chief said that keeping JCPOA “is becoming increasingly difficult.”

The main Iranian opposition has been an internal factor and an existential threat looming on the horizon for the regime.  Since January 2018 and start of uprisings in more than 140 cities that shook the regime to its core, Khamenei has maintained that the mullahs’ regime barely survived. He has put the blame squarely on the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

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Majid Asasi, Political Prisoner in Iran

Court Hearing Cancelled Once Again for Internationally Known Political Prisoner

Majid Asasi, Political Prisoner in Iran

Majid Asasi, a political prisoner in Iran

Court hearings for Majid Assadi, scheduled for Wednesday, September 26th, were canceled this week after Assadi refused to wear a prison uniform for his transfer to court and submit to illegal procedures by prison officials, according to reports from Mujahedin-e Khalq  (PMOI/MEK) sources inside Iran.

This is the second time court hearings for Assadi have been canceled this year. On August 18th, he was summoned to the Evin Court in Tehran for a hearing, but the proceedings were canceled after Assadi refused to wear a prison uniform and wrist and leg shackles for his transfer to the court.

Denial of Medical Treatment

MEK sources reported in August that prison authorities were denying Assadi badly needed treatment for a chronic medical condition. Assadi has been diagnosed by physicians with ankylosing spondylitis (AS), an autoimmune inflammatory disease that affects the joints in the spine. He also has optic inflammation and gastric ulcers. His digestive issues have worsened as a result of a lack of medical care while in prison.

Assadi was diagnosed with gastric ulcers and intestinal inflammation in September 2018, but prison officials have denied him access to physicians to treat these conditions for the past year.

Majid Assadi needs to see a specialist at a hospital outside of the prison once every three months to manage his AS, which is a painful and degenerative disease that requires ongoing treatment. However, the regime’s judiciary refuses to allow political prisoners to receive outside medical treatment in virtually all cases, and medical care inside Iran’s prisons is almost nonexistent.

Assadi, a graduate of Allameh Tabatabaei University, was arrested in his home in 2017 and charged with “propaganda and conspiracy against the establishment.” He was sentenced to six years in prison, followed by two years in exile. He previously served four years in prison from 2011-2015 for his political activism.

In 2012, while serving his previous sentence, Assadi went on a one-week hunger strike in protest of the regime’s treatment of two political prisoners in Ward 350 of Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison. The prisoners, Ali Moezi and Vahid Asghari, had been transferred to solitary confinement and denied visitors.

Arash Sadeghi

The MEK also previously reported on another political prisoner who is being denied medical treatment. Arash Sadeghi underwent surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in September 2018. After his surgery, he was immediately returned to prison on the orders of the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), despite medical advice. As a result, Sadeghi developed an infection and has lost sensation in his arm and hand. He now needs to undergo several rounds of chemotherapy to treat his cancer, but regime authorities are refusing to allow him to go to the hospital for this life-saving treatment.

Sadeghi is a human rights activist who is currently serving a 15-year sentence for insulting the regime’s leaders and “propaganda and conspiracy against the establishment.” Amnesty International issued a statement in August warning about the dire condition of Sadeghi’s health.

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EU Warns Regime it May Be Forced to Withdrawal from Nuclear Deal

EU and Iran relation

European Union is considering withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported on Friday that the European Union is considering withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal. The EU privately warned the Iranian regime that it will have no choice but to start withdrawing from the deal in November if the Iranian government follows through on its threat to take the fourth step out of compliance with the terms of the nuclear agreement.

The Iranian regime has taken three separate steps in violation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), commonly known as the Iran nuclear deal since the United States announced its departure from the deal and the reimposition of oil sanctions last year. The EU has struggled to preserve the deal despite the regime’s refusal to honor its terms and the failure of INSTEX, a controversial plan which would have allowed the EU to bypass sanctions in order to buy Iranian oil.

A New Violation

On Thursday, the United Nations nuclear watchdog issued a report stating that the Iranian regime has once again breached the nuclear deal, this time by enriching uranium with advanced centrifuges. The regime has further threatened to take further actions to step away from the deal in November.

The EU issued its warning to Tehran at a meeting on Wednesday after three signatories to the 2015 nuclear deal agreed to do so. The warning made it clear that the agreement is now on life support.

The EU informed Tehran that the issue of Iranian non-compliance would be sent to the agreement’s formal dispute mechanism if the next step away from the deal is significant.

If the dispute mechanism is triggered, both sides will have 30 days to prove significant non-compliance. If it proves necessary, global world-wide sanctions snap-backs will occur.

On Thursday, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton issued a statement in response to the Iranian regime’s latest breach of the nuclear deal. He wrote:

“While President Rouhani glad-handed world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly, his nuclear scientists were ramping up the regime’s uranium enrichment using advanced centrifuges. I urge our European allies to recognize the ayatollahs’ deceit and join us in snapping back sanctions on this murderous regime.”

The MEK’s Position

The MEK and the NCRI have repeatedly stressed that nuclear weapons are key to the survival of the Iranian regime. The MEK initially uncovered the Natanz uranium enrichment site and Arak heavy water facility in August 2002, which revealed the extent of the regime’s clandestine nuclear weapons program and triggered inspections by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The ensuing sanctions by the U.N. Security Council prevented the Iranian regime from developing a nuclear bomb, which they almost certainly would have used by now. The MEK members who uncovered the regime’s nuclear program did so at great personal risk in order to protect the world from a deadly threat.

The Iranian regime is now continuing its nuclear weapons program and must not be allowed to continue unchecked. The MEK and the NCRI believe that it is imperative that the regime’s nuclear program be dismantled in its entirety.

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Workers of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane complex in Shush, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran (File Photo)

Haft-Tapeh workers continue strike

Workers of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane complex in Shush, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran (File Photo)

Workers of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane complex in Shush, Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran (File Photo)

Yesterday for the 5th consecutive day, workers of Haft-Tapeh Sugarcane Factory Mill, despite Iranian regime officials’ warnings, staged a gathering outside of the plant protesting to their fellow workers firing. They demand the unconditional return to work of all their colleagues.  They carried signs reading: “We strongly condemn “all violations of workers’ rights.”

Haft-Tapeh’s human resources manager had published a letter terminating several of the company’s workers, on Sunday.

Firing workers opened an old wound since the company’s labor union has been on a collision course with the mullahs’ regime since 2015 over the company’s privatization which simply meant turning over one of Iran’s thriving industries to Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) top brass.

Mahmoud Sadeghi, a member of the regime’s Majlis (parliament) agrees that Haft-Tapeh workers hate the regime and its policies toward the factory. On Wednesday he said: “Now the country is faced with problems which are deeply rooted in misguided polices and workers of Haft-Tapeh and Hepco companies are paying for them.”

He admits that the regime is incapable of solving the workers’ problems in Iran. Sadeghi then lashes out at the government and puts the blame squarely on Hassan Rouhani’s government for helping form a new oligarchical class in the society. Sadeghi talks as if he is not part of the same corrupt regime.

Haft-Tapeh Sugarcane Mill Company has had a bumpy relationship with the mullahs’ regime. Once the biggest Middle East sugar factory now is on the brink of virtual bankruptcy. At its early days it had the largest trade union amongst Iran’s growing labor organizations in the country. Haft-Tapeh once had 5000 employees with its own sugarcane fields and a huge paper factory next to it for processing the bagasse.

The Sugar Cane Mill was once a source of national pride, but since it was privatized in 2015, it has been struggling financially.

It was built on a 2-hectare area over half a century ago. It is the only factory of its kind in Iran. The mill was lucrative before it was sold to the private sector in 2015. It was sold to the private sector for a down payment of roughly two million dollars, and it is unclear if any further payments have been made. But what is clear is that the privatized company accrued large debts of over $90 million in 2017.

Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said he believes the unrest among the workers is a “foreign plot” to overthrow the regime. When he addressed to a gathering  about  workers on February 5th, last year Khamenei said, “One of the major activities of our enemies has been to create a recession and obstacles in our factories and among our labor groups — particularly the big ones — so they can provoke the workers,” in one of his shortest speeches ever.

As the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has maintained throughout the life of the mullahs’ regime workers problems and all other problems in Iran will be solved after its overthrow. MEK’s Resistance Units and Resistance Councils with the help of Iranian people including the deprived workers will deal with the final blow to the regime.

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Leila Zarafshan,the 95 women executed in Iran

95th Woman Executed under Rouhani’s Presidency

Leila Zarafshan,the 95 women executed in Iran

Leila Zarafshan, the 95th  women, executed in Iran

On September 26, 2019, Leila Zarafshan became the 95th woman to be executed since the regime President Hassan Rouhani took office. She was hanged early Thursday morning in the Central Prison of Sanandaj.

Zarafshan was sentenced to death five years ago for the murder of her husband and was imprisoned in the Central Prison of Sanandaj until her execution. Research indicates that women who kill their husbands tend to be victims of domestic abuse. Under the misogynistic Iranian regime, women are subjected to forced marriages and have few rights. Domestic violence is rampant, and abused women find themselves without legal protection or financial resources to leave the marriage.

Leila Zarafshan’s execution was not published in state-run press or media. This is common practice when women are executed in Iran.

A Grisly Record

Iran, with a population of 80 million people, executes more women than any other country. It also holds the record for the most executions per capita. The regime uses the death penalty as a suppressive tool to maintain its tenuous hold on power and to silence those who speak against its corrupt and incompetent policies. 80 percent of Iranians live below the poverty line, and the resulting economic and social unrest have led to widespread protests calling for regime change. The mullahs have responded with further crackdowns on dissent, including an increase in executions, floggings, and lengthy prison sentences. These punishments are carried out in a judicial system that largely ignored due process.

Other Executions

The regime’s crackdown has hit women particularly hard. Seven women were executed during a three-month period this summer.

  • On August 25, 2019, a 38-year-old woman was executed in Mashhad Central Prison.
  • Maliheh Salehian was hanged in the Central Prison of Mahabad.
  • Zahra Safari Moghadam, 43, was hanged in the Nowshahr Prison.
  • Arasteh Ranjbar was hanged in the Central Prison of Urmia
  • Nazdar Vatankhah was also hanged in the Central Prison of Urmia. She and Ranjbar had both already served 15 years in prison.


The actual number of executions is likely to be much higher because most executions in Iran are carried out in secret.

Protests over Rouhani’s Presence at U.N.

Leila Zarafshan was one of ten people who were executed by the Iranian regime on Thursday. While these executions were taking place, regime President Hassan Rouhani attended the United Nations General Assembly in New York. Thousands of Mujahedin-e Khalq/MEK supporters protested Rouhani’s presence at the U.N. this week, citing the regime’s human rights record and warmongering. The MEK believes that Rouhani and the Iranian regime have no place in an organization that is meant to promote world peace and stability.

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New Acts of Defiance by the MEK Resistance Units

MEK resistance units

Activities of MEK resistance units throughout the Iran

Members of the MEK Resistance Units responded to the regime’s escalating acts of suppression with new acts of rebellion. Despite the risk of arrest, torture, imprisonment, and even death at the hands of the regime and its henchmen, the brave members of the MEK Resistance Units will continue to stand up for a free Iran.


In Amol, northern Iran, members of Resistance Unit 313 posted a picture of MEK leader Massoud Rajavi on a bridge.


Members of Resistance Unit 530 in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, honored the 54th anniversary of the MEK’s founding by hanging a poster featuring the MEK symbol on a pedestrian bridge.


Members of Resistance Unit 161 in Karaj, west of Iran, also hung a poster in commemoration of the 54th anniversary of the MEK’s founding.


Members of Resistance Unit 216 in Khoramshahr, southwest Iran, hung a poster featuring a quote by National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) President-elect Maryam Rajavi which read, “We will take back and rebuild Iran.”


Members of Resistance Unit 216 in Tehran hung up a poster with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi’s face and a quote reading, “Each university and school are a resistance center against the dictatorship and this struggle is for freedom.”

Members of Resistance Unit 854 in Tehran placed a large picture of Mrs. Rajavi on the Damavand highway north of the city.


Members of Resistance Unit 616 in Arak, western Iran, posted a large picture of Maryam Rajavi with a quote reading, “Rise up to overthrow the mullahs’ regime.”


Members of Resistance Unit 692 in Kermanshah, western Iran, posted a picture of Maryam Rajavi on the Kermanshah highway with a quote reading, “Brave students, professors and teachers across the country are seeking an end to the mullahs’ regime who are also in enmity with knowledge and freedom.”


Members of Resistance Unit 868 in Urmia, northwest Iran, posted a picture of Mrs. Rajavi along with the statement, “Freedom, equality and democracy with Maryam Rajavi” on the wall of an administrative building.


Members of Resistance Unit 300 in Mashhad, northeast Iran, posted several pictures of Mrs. Rajavi with a quote which read, “Each university and school are a resistance center against the dictatorship and this struggle is for freedom.”


Members of Resistance Unit 183 in Isfahan, central Iran, hung up a poster featuring a quote from Maryam Rajavi which read, “Rise up to continue the protests and uprising to free Iran of the mullahs’ occupation.”


Members of Resistance Unit 700 in Rezvanshahr, northern Iran, threw paint on a propaganda poster of regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini and current Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.


Members of Resistance Unit 664 in Shiraz, south central Iran, posted a picture of Maryam Rajavi on a university campus with a quote reading, “Students across the country should turn all schools into centers of protests and revolt.”

Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province

Members of Resistance Unit 321 in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, southwest Iran, destroyed a number of posters of regime founder Khomenei and Supreme Leader Khamenei at the entrances of villages.

Members of Resistance Unit 898 in the city of  Gachsaran, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, destroyed a poster of Khomeini and Khamenei as well.

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UEFA, asks member clubs and teams to ban playing in countries that deny full access to women in their stadiums

Women football star lashed out at mullahs’ regime

UEFA, asks member clubs and teams to ban playing in countries that deny full access to women in their stadiums

UEFA, European football’s governing organization said on Tuesday that it would ask member clubs and national teams not to play matches in countries where women are abandoned the right to access the stadiums. This is after Sahar Khodayari, a football fan was arrested and persecuted for trying to attend a football game in Iran. She later set herself alight after receiving the inhumane imprison sentence for trying to attend the match-September 2019

Ms. Megan Rapinoe, U.S. women’s soccer star received FIFA’s best woman player of the year in Italy on Monday, September 23rd. Rapinoe paid tribute to Sahar Khodayari dubbed as the “Blue Girl” for her courage of standing to the Iranian regime. She called Sahar as a source of inspiration.

Similar remarks were made about Sahar by many women soccer players, including the members of Germany, Italy, and Sweden’s national teams.

FIFA’s president, Gianni Infantino has said that he hopes the Iranian regime would end the unacceptable situation by the start of World Cup games on September 19th.

The “Blue Girl” with her death echoed the Iranian women’s struggle against mullahs’ misogynic regime. Iranian women are not only banned from participating in many social events such as watching football matches in stadiums, but they are unofficially considered second class citizens by the ruling mullahs in Iran.

Sahar was arrested in March for attempting to enter Azadi Stadium. A judiciary official said she was charged with “insulting the public by defying the dress code for women,” and “insulting the law enforcement agents.”

Her sister told the state-run ROKNA news agency, “Security forces noticed my sister as she was attempting to walk into the stadium. When she resisted, they arrested her.”

She adds: “After my sister was sent to (Qarchak) Prison in Varamin, she was badly terrified and hurt emotionally until being freed on bail. Then she went to the courthouse to take back her cellphone. There, something happened, and she overheard that she must stay in prison for six months. My sister set herself on fire and is now in hospital in dire conditions.”

European football’s governing body (UEFA) said on Tuesday it would tell member clubs and national teams not to play games in countries where women do not have full access to stadiums.

This situation rapidly turns every social problem that stems from the mullahs’ tyranny into a crisis for the regime. As an example, the self-immolation of Sahar Khodayari in protest to her arrest for trying to enter the Azadi Stadium to watch a soccer match. Her tragic death rapidly turned into a vast social issue, forcing the mullahs to take a position. In their most recent sermons, the regime’s Friday prayers leaders have echoed the regime’s panic and fear of social discontent which could erupt at any moment. The regime’s nightmare, as it has been repeated by its supreme leader Ali Khamenei are the Mojahedin -e Khalq (MEK) and their resistance units.

The Iranian regime is against dissident athletes. Case in point is the captain of Iran’s national soccer team Habib Khabiri executed in 1983.

Khabiri was Iran national football team’s captain in 1979. He played center back. “Habib a genius in Iran’s football at the time,” says Hassan Naebagha, formerly Khabiri’s teammate and colleague and now a member of the NCRI, adding “he was the best Asian player of his time. He was a two-footed player who, despite being relatively short, could win every one-on-one battle thanks to his athletic ‘little Hercules’ body.”

Habib Khabiri, Captain of Iran Football national team1

Habib Khabiri, Captain of Iran Football national team executed by the Iranian regime in 1981

Habib Khabiri was arrested in 1983 by the mullahs’ oppressive regime. Putting Khabrir under extensive tortures and pressures to break him down in front of Khomeini’s TV cameras, the regime eventually executed him by firing squad on June 21, 1984, for his supporting the PMOI/MEK.

They can act as a strong catalyst turning social unrest into a widespread uprising. It happened in January 2018 and it can happen anytime.

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