Thousands of political opponents have been executed so far, and the mullahs’ assassination machine is still at work.
The Iranian people experienced limited freedom in the first two years following the overthrow of the Shah’s dictatorship. Soon after, the new clerical regime’s policies and behavior, as introduced by its founder Ruhollah Khomeini, began to shift at a rapid pace. The style and rhetoric of these policies and behaviors were unlike anything seen during the Shah’s dictatorial reign. Khomeini, and then his successor Ali Khamenei, continued the Shah’s policies of restricting freedom of expression, arresting, imprisoning, and torturing his opponents, which had been briefly interrupted by the revolution. Thousands of political opponents have been executed so far, and the mullahs’ assassination machine is still at work.
Thousands of retirees and pensioners affiliated with the Social Security Organization protested for the third day on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in at least ten provinces.
Thousands of retirees and pensioners affiliated with the Social Security Organization protested for the third day on Wednesday, June 8, 2022, in at least ten provinces. Outside government buildings, retirees chanted “Death to [regime president Ebrahim] Raisi,” “Raisi; death to your deception,” and “We can only obtain our rights on the tarmac.” “Retirees rallied and marched in Tehran, Yazd, Ahvaz, Zanjan, Arak, Karaj, Kermanshah, Kerman, Rasht, and Khorramabad cities, protesting the regime’s plundering of their rights and indifference to their rightful demands,” the National Council of Resistance of Iran said.
To make matters worse, the mullahs’ regime rules the country with an iron fist, resorting to a harsh crackdown, violations of human rights, and an increasing number of executions.
According to an Amnesty International report released on Tuesday, May 24, the Iranian regime had the world’s highest number of executions in 2021.”Iran accounted for the majority of this increase, with at least 314 people executed (up from at least 246 in 2020), the highest number since 2017.” According to the report, this was due in part to a sharp increase in drug-related executions, “a flagrant violation of international law prohibiting the use of the death penalty for crimes other than those involving intentional killing.” Most likely, the actual number of executions is higher.
Ms. Douhan, who has ties to human rights violators, was welcomed by the clerical regime at a time when the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran has been denied entry to Iran for the past 26 years.
As Iranian cities struggle with high prices, poverty, and inflation, the ruling religious fascism is using Alena Douhan, a Belarussian State University professor and the UN’s special rapporteur on sanctions, to cover up their systemic corruption and ongoing crimes against Iranians. Ms. Douhan, who has ties to human rights violators, was welcomed by the clerical regime at a time when the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights in Iran has been denied entry to Iran for the past 26 years. She blamed sanctions for the Iranian people’s economic woes and urged their lifting in her despicable remarks, which whitewashed the mullahs’ theft and plunder.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo paid a visit to Ashraf 3 in Mainz, Albania, which is home to thousands of members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran.
On Monday, May 16, Mike Pompeo, the 70th United States Secretary of State, visited Ashraf 3, which is home to thousands of members of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Manz, Albania. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Pompeo discussed the current state of affairs in Iran and its prospects with residents of Ashraf 3. The following are excerpts from his speech:
Hashem Khastar, a 68-year-old former teacher at Mashhad’s Agriculture Technical High School, was arrested by the Ministry of Intelligence and Security in 2008.
Hashem Khastar: In a letter to the Iranian regime’s leader, he stated that “Ali Khamenei is the root of all corruption and all problems” and that he must be held accountable. After refusing to stop his anti-regime activities, he was re-arrested in 2011. He has been detained several times for defending teachers’ rights and participating in a teacher protest rally, most recently serving a term in Mashhad’s notorious Vakilabad prison from 2009 to 2011.
In 2018, the trio attempted to bomb an opposition rally in France, led by Tehran’s diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi.
A court in Antwerp, Belgium, issued its final verdict on three Iranian terrorists on Tuesday, dismissing their appeal. In 2018, the trio attempted to bomb an opposition rally in France, led by Tehran’s diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi. The four defendants were all caught red-handed, and the evidence was overwhelming enough to convict them. Even Assad’s threats that if he was convicted, regime proxies in the Middle East would retaliate failed, and he became the first-ever diplomat sentenced to 20 years in prison on terrorism charges.
Noury, who has been on trial in Stockholm district court since 2021, is the first regime official to stand trial for the massacre, and prosecutors have requested a life sentence for him.
One must first analyze the speeches and comments of Iranian officials in order to gain an understanding of the Iranian regime’s true behavior and culture. Hamid Noury, a former Iranian prison official, was charged with war crimes in a landmark trial in Sweden over the last nine months for his role in the purge of political prisoners, primarily members of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK), during the summer of 1988.
Every UN Special Rapporteur who attempted to investigate Iran’s human rights situation after the revolution in 1979 has followed a common fate.
On May 8, UN Special Rapporteur on Iran, Prof. Alena Douhan, will visit the country to assess “the negative impact of unilateral coercive measures on the enjoyment of human rights.”While no foreign national, ordinary citizen, researcher, or official has ever visited without strict state surveillance and orchestration, a UN rapporteur’s tour, especially with the human rights label, is ironic in the extreme.
Every UN Special Rapporteur who attempted to investigate Iran’s human rights situation after the revolution in 1979 has followed a common fate. Andrés Aguilar (1984–1986) resigned as Tehran continued to sabotage his job.
(1986–1995), who “learned the lesson” and followed the mullahs’ rules, managed to visit Iran three times between 1990 and 1992. Despite the fact that the massacre in 1988 occurred while he was in charge, he preferred loyalty to duty, and after his third visit, he was barred from returning to Iran, and some of those who had spoken with him were killed by the authorities.
Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, Despite the fact that the massacre in 1988 occurred while he was in charge, he preferred loyalty to duty, and after his third visit, he was barred from returning to Iran, and some of those who had spoken with him were killed by the authorities.
The UNCHR appointed Canadian lawyer Maurice Copithorne as Special Rapporteur after Galindo Pohl resigned. On April 22, 2002, the UNCHR decided that Mr. Copithorne’s reports on Iran’s human rights were unnecessary and voted to terminate his mandate, while Mohammad Khatami continued to promise reforms and the Western appeasement policy toward Iran flourished. Mr. Ahmed Shaheed (2011-2016), Mrs. Asma Jahangir (2016–2018), and Mr. Javaid Rehman (2018-) have never visited Iran, much less assessed the impact of anything on the country’s human rights.
Tehran continued to sabotage his job. Reynaldo Galindo Pohl (1986–1995), who “learned the lesson” and followed the mullahs’ rules, managed to visit Iran three times between 1990 and 1992.
If Tehran really wanted to help people, it could easily do so by opening bank accounts for officials and investing the multibillion-dollar fortunes of its vast cartels into the country’s economy.
If Ms. Douhan intends to make a real change, she ought to insist on visiting the Mostazafan Foundation, Setad Ejraiye Farman Emam, Astan Quds Razavi, Foundation of Martyrs and Veterans Affairs, and its affiliate Kowsar Economic Organization, Barakat Foundation, Alavi Foundation, Fifteen Khordad Foundation, Housing Foundation of the Islamic Revolution, Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation, Khatam-al-Anbiya Headquarters, etc.
Ms. Douhan’s eleven-day managed tour inside Iran is unlikely to produce any eye-opening reports for the world, unless she joins her colleagues who have been declared persona non grata by Tehran, as history has demonstrated.
While Iranian officials live in opulent villas and palaces and send their children to Western countries, some Iranians are forced to sell their body parts and babies in order to survive. According to Forbes, the number of high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) in Iran increased by 21.6 percent in 2020, far outpacing the global average of 6.3 percent. The wealth of these dollar millionaires grew at a 24.3 percent annual rate.”
On April 23, the Secretariat of Iran’s National Council of Resistance (NCRI) issued a statement in which it “strongly condemned the clerical regime’s manipulation of UN bodies” and demanded an investigation into the regime’s recent massacres and crimes.
As the country faces unprecedented inflation and soaring prices for basic commodities, which state officials are now openly warning about, Tehran will try to use Ms. Douhan’s visit to blame the misery on international sanctions.
While Iran reaped the benefits of the 2015 nuclear deal’s sanctions relief, millions of Iranians took to the streets to protest rising prices in January 2018. After rejecting all ruling factions, Iranians demanded regime change.
Since 2018, major uprisings have rocked the regime’s foundations. The Iranian people continue to chant, “Our enemy is right here; saying it’s America is a lie.”
Tehran will try to blame Ms. Douhan’s visit on international sanctions as the country faces unprecedented inflation and soaring prices for basic commodities, which state officials are now openly warning about.
Maryam Rajavi stated, “the slaughter of political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison has been declared a war crime and a crime against humanity.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), sent a message to the freedom-loving Iranians and relatives of the martyrs who gathered and demonstrated outside the court in all circumstances from the beginning of the trial on August 10, 2021, to the end on May 4. She described the protesters as justice seekers on behalf of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and the fighters who were massacred for their steadfast stance and who have been demonstrating and marching nonstop for the past nine months to urge the world to prosecute the mass murderers ruling Iran for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.
The Iranian people’s national honor and judge of values is the perseverance of the heroes who stood their ground in 1988, he said. Mrs. Rajavi stated, “the slaughter of political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison has been declared a war crime and a crime against humanity, and one of the perpetrators has been sentenced to death.” The announcement is just one of the many stages of your fantastic Call for Justice campaign. It is, however, the historical outcome of the sacrifices made by political prisoners who stood firm and were massacred beginning in August 1988.
Mrs. Rajavi recalled that beginning in late July and August 1988, the Iranian Resistance revealed the ongoing massacre, including the contents of Khomeini’s fatwa: “At the time, the MEK and its supporters held demonstrations and hunger strikes in many countries to inform and awaken international public opinion,” she said.
Hundreds of thousands of conferences, demonstrations, rallies, and symbolic tribunals have been held by the Iranian Resistance over the last 34 years, revealing documents, names of victims, and the locations of unmarked and mass graves.
Mrs. Rajavi praised everyone who has sacrificed and worked for the Call for Justice Movement over the last three decades, including Prof. Kazem Rajavi (Massoud Rajavi’s older brother and Iran’s first ambassador to the United Nations after the 1979 revolution, who was assassinated by the regime in Geneva in 1995) and all those who have been arrested and tortured for gathering information about the massacre, filing a complaint, or protesting against the regime. She also praised MEK and Marxist detainees for providing the essential irrefutable details on the 1988 massacre for the Prosecutor’s indictment, which they did with a deep sense of responsibility.
Mrs. Rajavi noted that “the Iranian regime’s conspiracies against the Call for Justice Movement have largely failed,” referring to the regime’s conspiracies used to hide or trivialize the Justice Movement for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners.
“Murderers and mercenaries who believe they can conceal or trivialize the massacre by destroying the victims’ tombs or lying about it are sadly mistaken. Those who are attempting in vain to exploit the martyrdom of 30,000 political prisoners to plot against the PMOI and its leader are gravely mistaken. The brilliance of this glorious epic of our time, the enormous sacrifice of those stalwart heroes, and their historical status and dignity have become the Iranian people’s national honor and value judge. The mullahs and their allies have not been able to seize or divert it, and will not be able to do so in the future.”
The NCRI President-elect concluded her message to the freedom-loving Iranian rally by saying, “The investigation into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners should be extended to all prisons across Iran, not just Gohardasht Prison, which began in 1981.”