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Maryam Rajavi, salutes MEK Resistance Units during Ashraf 3 Conference

Free Iran Conference Day 2: Maryam Rajavi, Survivors of 1988 Massacre Call for Regime to Be Held Accountable

Maryam Rajavi, salutes MEK Resistance Units during Ashraf 3 Conference

Maryam Rajavi visiting the exhibition about Iran’s uprising- Ashraf 3, MEK’s Compound- July 19, 2020

By Jennifer Jones-Kelley

Part-1

MEK supporters gathered on Sunday in a collective call for justice for the victims of the 1988 Massacre on the second day of the Free Iran gathering, which is being held primarily online this year. Day One drew thousands of attendees from 102 countries in five continents, who streamed the event from 30,000 connection points. Supporters also streamed the event from several in-person gatherings and rallies in world capitals.

In the summer of 1988, regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa calling for the execution of all MEK political prisoners in Iran. Throughout a single summer, 30,000 MEK supporters were executed after sham trials lasting only minutes and buried in unmarked mass graves. The perpetrators of this crime against humanity have never faced justice, and many have risen to the highest levels of the regime. The position of Minister of Justice is currently held by notorious Death Commissioner Ebrahim Raisi, who personally ordered the deaths of thousands of MEK members. The MEK and National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) have called on the United Nations to investigate the 1988 Massacre and refer its perpetrators to an international tribunal for crimes against humanity.

Ashraf 3- MEK's compound in Albania

A top view of Ashraf-3, the place of residence of MEK in Albania during the Commemoration ceremony of the 32nd anniversary of the 1988 massacre of the political prisoners

The following are some highlights from Day Two:

Survivors Tell Their Stories

My mother was a political prisoner, and I was imprisoned with her many times. The second time I was only six years old. I remember the blindfolded prisoners with bleeding feet sitting outside of the interrogation rooms. I remember the voices of the prisoners shouting and crying while they were being tortured.”

“I say to Khamenei, Raisi, Rouhani, and the rest of those who were involved in the 1988 Massacre and are still in power: Fear these names. The 30,000 have multiplied, and you hear their echo every day in the streets of Iran, and the horrific crimes you have committed only add to the determination to overthrow your regime. The day will come soon when you will be held accountable for your crimes.”

“There is no such thing as a court, a lawyer, or due process in the prisons of the regime. Everything is arbitrary, and the fate of the prisoners is decided by the interrogators and torturers. Tens of thousands of Mojahedin have been murdered and their secrets have been buried with their tortured bodies.”

Henri LeClerc

French Human Rights Lawyer

“We human rights activists try to help those who defend liberty. Regarding Iran, there’s a chain of crimes against humanity. Not only those who have been executed but those who have disappeared. We don’t even know where their bodies lie. Their memories are our struggle today. We must know what happened to them. Executions are still ongoing in Iran.”

Maryam Rajavi

NCRI President-elect

“The NCRI alternative is a good yardstick and a mirror image, reflecting the struggles and resistance of the past 40 years. This truthfully shows why the regime’s demonization and animosity against the PMOI/MEK and the terrorism directed against the Iranian Resistance are carried out on such an enormous scale and what the objectives behind them are.”

“By his fatwa sanctioning the 1988 massacre, Khomeini intended to annihilate the generation of the PMOI/MEK.”

“The sacred blood of those martyrs, particularly those slain in 1988, are today roaring in Iran, giving rise to generation after generation of rebellious youths who are motivated and inspired by it… The PMOI/MEK members, who walked to the gallows and sacrificed their lives by the thousands for the cause of freedom, are now the topic of discussion in the Iranian society.”

“For 40 years, the mullahs have been viciously crucifying the PMOI/MEK and the Iranian Resistance, particularly Massoud Rajavi, every day with the barrage of their lies and unfounded allegations, just like they killed and tortured our people and barbarically destroyed Iran.

“But Massoud Rajavi’s name inspires the rebellion and the fight for freedom, just as his name inspired the perseverance and resistance of political prisoners during the 1988 massacre… there will come a day when his dreams of a free Iran will come true. Yes, the day will come when the flowers of freedom and popular sovereignty will bloom in Iran.”

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Disinformation About the MEK

Too Much Disinformation About the (PMOI / MEK Iran) is Prevalent

Disinformation About the MEK

All the lies and misinformation were intended to harm the (PMOI / MEK Iran) and its partner the (NCRI).

Last week, Iran’s democratic resistance movement was lucky to win in court a case against a media outlet that had continually repeated false allegations concerning the Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) Iran’s key opposition. All the lies and misinformation were intended to harm the MEK and its partner the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

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The lawsuit contested by the MEK against the FAZ

The Hamburg Court Will Not Allow the FAZ to Tell Lies About the Iranian People’s Mojahedin (MEK)

The lawsuit contested by the MEK against the FAZ

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) for defaming the MEK.

Hamburg Regional Court endorses the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)’s a lawsuit against the German daily, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) for defaming The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).

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Maryam Rajavi, attends Christmas Eve ceremony in Tirana

MEK Iran: Maryam Rajavi, leader of Iran Opposition, Attends Christmas Ceremony in Tirana

Maryam Rajavi, attends Christmas Eve ceremony in Tirana

The President-elect, Maryam Rajavi, attended the Christmas-Eve ceremony at the Central Catholic Cathedral of Tirana-December 24, 2019

On Wednesday, December 25, on the Eve of Christmas, Maryam Rajvi, the leader of Iran’s opposition, attended the Christmas-Eve mass in Tirana. The mass was held at the Central Catholic Cathedral of Tirana, Saint Paul Metropolitan Archdiocese.

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BBC Iranian Regime Propaganda Demonizing the MEK

BBC fake news

BBC is running a demonizing campaign against MEK on behalf of Mullahs

The Iranian regime has responded to the continued uprisings in Iraq and Lebanon, tightening sanctions against regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his inner circle, and the rise of the Iranian Resistance and anti-regime protests in Iran with yet another smear campaign against the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK).

The most recent demonization campaign against the MEK and the Iranian Resistance is focused on eliminating the appearance of a viable alternative to the regime in order to convince the West that preserving the policy of appeasement is the only feasible path forward. A recent hit piece published by BBC, which used testimony from “former MEK members,” is the latest example of this strategy in action.

Unreliable Sources

The BBC report is riddled with falsehoods about the MEK, but the biggest problem with the piece is its reliance on “former MEK members” as sources. Numerous previous investigations have established that these so-called former members are recruited by the regime’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) and work as agents of the regime. A similar report on the German website Der Spiegel was taken down last year after a court found overwhelming evidence that the allegations against the MEK they presented in their article were fabricated by MOIS agents as a means of tarnishing the MEK’s reputation in Albania.

German and Dutch security services have both warned in recent years that the Iranian regime uses individuals posing as “former members of the MEK” to conduct espionage activities and to set the stage for terrorist operations.

On October 23, 2019, the Albanian Police announced that details of an Iranian regime terrorist plot against MEK members living in Albania had been uncovered due to the services of “former members.” This information likely saved lives. This information was excluded entirely from the BBC report, despite its relevance and currency. She also failed to mention that the regime’s ambassador and station chief were expelled from Albania last year because of their terrorist activities against the MEK.

False Claims about Ashraf-3

The Iranian regime has long claimed that the MEK is a cult that brainwashes its members. This diverts attention from its constant terrorist threats against members living at the MEK’s headquarters, which was recently relocated to Albania. The MEK hosted 350 dignitaries from 47 countries this summer at  Ashraf-3, their new home. Guests were invited to see how the Ashrafis live up close and to dispel any rumors they may have heard. They were able to see that MEK members are not brainwashed, refused access to the Internet, or denied freedom of choice. There have been no mass defections.

BBC reporter Linda Pressly and several of her colleagues were also invited to visit Ashraf-3, and they spent several hours speaking privately with members and traveling freely on the grounds. Ms. Pressly said in her report that the MEK refused to be interviewed for her program, but she neglected to mention that she visited Ashraf-3 and that MEK representatives chose not to be part of her program that was wittingly or unwittingly part of an MOIS script. They also noted their objection to appearing alongside individuals whose objective and mission is collecting intelligence and assisting the Iranian regime to conduct terrorist operations against the MEK.

Lies about Members

The report contained a disturbing fabrication about prisoner-of-war Gholam-Ali Mirzaie, claiming that the MEK did not inform his that his family had come to visit him from Iran while he was in Iraq with the MEK. This blatant falsehood does not hold water. Representatives from the United Nations Assistance Mission in Iraq (UNAMI) and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), as well as the U.S. military, were present at the MEK camp in Iraq and accessible to everyone there, so it would not have been possible to prevent anyone from knowing about a visitor.

Mirzaie was released on September 4, 2016, and sent to Albania to live as he pleased. Once he arrived in Albania, he requested in writing to join the MEK.

As for “former member” Hassan Heyrani, his claims against the MEK must be tempered with the knowledge that he was expelled from the organization due to “intelligence, security concerns, and his treason.” Heyrani apologized for his actions and appealed the decision in his own handwriting. The documents supporting this were provided to the BBC prior to their report.

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BBC: Ayatollahs’ Mouthpiece Against MEK

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BBC on behalf of the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence and Security tried to run a demonizing campaign under the disgraced banner of “former MEK members”

Helping mullahs to escape the deadly crisis they are facing these days, once again BBC showed up as a mouthpiece of the religious fascist regime ruling Iran. In an article on 11 November 2019, BBC tried to echo the four-decade false allegations against the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK).

In a frustrated effort to tarnish MEK’s portrait and making it appears as though there is no alternative to the Iranian regime and that the West is better served by continuing the policy of appeasement, the mullahs have stepped up their demonizing campaign against the Iranian resistance and the MEK.

Again, the BBC on behalf of the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), tried to run a demonizing campaign under the disgraced banner of “former MEK members”.

The mudslinging by the current functionaries of MOIS, disguising themselves as MEK’s “former members,” have repeatedly been exposed by irrefutable documents and evidence, and condemned, as was the case in a German court’s ruling against Der Spiegel for regurgitating similar smears.

It is worth mentioning that, the Albanian Police exposed the details of the Iranian regime’s terrorist plots against the MEK members in Albania through the services of “former members”, on October 23, 2019.

The BBC has tried to portrait the MEK as a cult, as the MOIS has tried it for the past four decades. Last summer, some 350 dignitaries from 47 countries spent five days at Ashraf-3, the home of MEK members in Albania, and saw everything up close and personal. So, there is no need to add anything but noting the remarks of the Former Mayor of New York City and the US President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani when he referred the MEK members saying: “These are people who are dedicated to freedom”

He added: “And if you think that’s a cult, then there’s something wrong with you,”

It was not just Mayor Giuliani, dozens of political dignitaries from different political diversities have repeatedly argued the tag of “cult” in the past forty years.

Parroting the propaganda of the notorious Intelligence service of a barbarian regime, of course, is not an honor for BBC; however, the Iranian regime’s critical situation has compelled BBC to lend a hand to the mullahs.


These efforts against the MEK are in vain, however, the growing popularity of the MEK and the uprising against the Iranian regime in Iraq and Lebanon, is the best reply to the demonizing campaign against the MEK by both the mullahs and the BBC.

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‌BBC’s Fake News to Demonize the Iranian Resistance in an Effort to Mollify the Mullahs in Iran

BBC-4 fake news against the MEK

BBC-4 fake news against the MEK

The BBC Radio 4 and the World Service broadcasted a bias and unsubstantiated report about the Iranian resistance and the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI-MEK).

The report is based on the accounts and interviews of the so-called “former members of MEK”. It is well known that for many years the Iranian regime has been pursuing its demonizing campaign and terrorist activities against the MEK through so-called “former members”

“The mudslinging by the current functionaries of the mullahs’ Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), disguising themselves as PMOI’s “former members,” have repeatedly been exposed by irrefutable documents and evidence, and condemned, as was the case in a German court’s ruling against Der Spiegel for regurgitating similar smears. The repetitive scheme by the MOIS to tarnish the image of the PMOI in Albania is intended to set the stage for more terrorist acts against the Iranian Resistance,” The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), Security and Counter-terrorism Committee’s (NCRICT) statement reads. 

The main purpose of the demonization campaign of the Iranian regime against its main opposition is to pursue terrorist plots against them. “On October 23, 2019, the Albanian Police exposed the details of the clerical regime’s terrorist plots against the PMOI members in Albania through the services of “former members.” In her report, however, the BBC journalist makes no reference to this development, the most important news in Albania regarding the PMOI in recent weeks and months, because she attempts to balance her story with comments from the Iranian regime’s operatives. Last year, Albania expelled the Iranian regime’s ambassador and the MOIS station chief in Tirana for espionage and terrorist activities.” NCRICT statement reads. 

The report also portrays if the Iranian resistance and MEK members are kept in a remote area in an autocracy country and no outsider has any access to them, while they are in Europe and hundreds of international dignitaries visit their home, and the same reporter was there for over 5 hours and was offered to stay there as long as she wanted, privately talk to anyone and visit anywhere she so desired.

“Last summer, some 350 dignitaries from 47 countries spent five days at Ashraf-3, the home of PMOI members in Albania, and saw everything up close and personal. Thus, the absurdities rehashed by the BBC, such as brainwashing, lack of access to the Internet, the denial of freedom of choice to PMOI members, and the defection of 300 or 400 members from the organization in Albania are utterly false and designed to mollify the criminal mullahs ruling Iran,”

“In her report, the BBC’s Linda Pressly says that the PMOI refused to be interviewed for her program. She has deliberately chosen not to report that she and another BBC colleague were the guests of the PMOI at their home, Ashraf-3, for five-and-a-half hours. During the meeting, the PMOI representatives told her that she could stay at Ashraf-3 as long as she wanted, privately talk to anyone and visit anywhere she so desired. The PMOI representatives also told her not to expect the PMOI to be part of a program that was wittingly or unwittingly based on an MOIS script. They also told her that they should not be expected to be part of a program that also included individuals whose objective and mission is collecting intelligence and assisting the Iranian regime to conduct terrorist operations against the PMOI. No one would have criticized German, British, French, and American freedom fighters and patriots for refusing to appear alongside Nazi collaborators.” NCRICT statement reads. 

It is shameful that BBC by its fake news is helping the Iranian regime to turn a security threat into political dissidents, and demonize them in a well-known method of the Iranian regime. No wonder why Iranian people call BBC as Ayatollah BBC, but the question is why they are doing this now, and why the regime needs this propaganda and fake news at this moment.

“The continuing uprisings in Iraq and Lebanon have undermined the strategic depth and one of the strategic pillars of the ruling theocracy ruling Iran. Intensifying international sanctions, in particular against the regime’s supreme leader and his inner circle, coupled with the rise in the Iranian people’s protests and the Resistance Units’ activities not only highlight the reality that time is rapidly running out on the religious fascism ruling Iran, but also pose an unprecedented challenge to its survival.

Under such circumstances, the mullahs have stepped up their terrorist activities and stepped up their campaign of demonization against the Iranian Resistance and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in order to make it appears as though that there is no alternative to their regime and that the West is better served by continuing the policy of appeasement. The religious dictatorship’s desperation cloaked under the disgraced banner of “former PMOI members,” this time through Radio BBC 4 and the World Service, represents one such effort. “

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 Ashraf 3: The Headquarter of MEK

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Ashraf 3, Albania, the headquarter of MEK, hosted hundreds of international dignitaries from July 11 to July 15, 2019

The Iranian Resistance, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK), came to Albania in 2016 and created a whole new city out of the undeveloped land. The MEK has, understandably, been a focus of media attention as the cause for regime change in Iran gets more attention, so many journalists have flocked to see them in Ashraf 3.

One of those journalists is Tudor Dixon, from America’s Voice, who met the MEK at Ashraf 3 back in July during the Free Iran conference.

Dixon noted that dignitaries from around the world came to throw their support behind the MEK, including prominent politicians from the US.

One of these politicians was former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, who gave a speech to the conference, asking how the world could stand for the Regimes abuses against the MEK when the world is supposed to “stand for freedom and democracy and decency”.

Mayor Giuliani told America’s Voice: “This is a movement that represents all of the values of America; freedom, democracy, gender equality, rule of law. They’re up against the most brutal regime in the world; a regime of terror, who have murdered 120,000 of the MEK members.”

Dixon’s report covers the exhibition at Ashraf 3 that honors the fallen MEK members by documenting the Regime’s abuses of the MEK and show outsiders the horror. She also interviewed a survivor of the massacre.

“He reported that he had been forced to lie face down on the bed in his cell, with his big toes tied together so that he could not move his feet and then he was beaten with cables.” reports Dixen.

Dixon then spoke with a member of the Albanian parliament about why they had host MEK and he explained that it wasn’t just about security but also about the MEK’s fight for the Iranian people’s “dignity”, which will only come about through “life, liberty and [the] pursuit of happiness”.

Ashraf 3 has also been a point of visit for high-level Albanian authorities.

On September 13, Albanian President Ilir Meta visited Ashraf 3 and visited Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).

Before leaving, President Meta signed the guest book in memoriam of the Iranian Resistance’s martyrs’ at the exhibition.

He wrote: “It was an extraordinary experience for me to become acquainted with the unimaginable sacrifices for freedom and social justice of this movement… We will be proud that we did our best for you to enjoy freedom. Until then, this will be your home

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Albanian President meets with Maryam Rajavi in Ashraf 3

Albanian President meets with Iran opposition leader Maryam Rajavi in Ashraf 3,home to MEK members

Albanian President meets with Maryam Rajavi in Ashraf 3

Albanian President, Ilir Meta, meets Iran opposition leader Mrs. Maryam Rajavi in Ashraf 3, home to MEK members, in Albania

On September 13, Albanian President Ilir Meta visited Ashraf 3 in Albania, where over 3,000 members of the Iranian Resistance group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), have been safely relocated from Iraq.

The MEK members welcomed President Meta and Fatmir Mediu, who is chair of the Albanian Republican Party and Meta’s National Security Adviser, with open arms.

During President Meta’s visit, he met with President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Maryam Rajavi and they toured the exhibition detailing the 120 years of struggle for freedom in Iran. Then, he met with MEK members.

President Meta told the MEK members: “I had no idea about the extent of your sacrifice and the genocide you and your supporter have endured. Having the possibility to see so many people, women and children, massacred was shocking.”

He continued:  “This was also an indication of a widespread movement inside Iran and showed how tyrannical the regime is. This is really bad not only for the people of Iran but also for regional and global peace and stability…I was very impressed with the Ten-point Plan of Mrs. Rajavi because it is based on fundamental freedoms and will guarantee prosperity and democracy for the Iranian people. All of us here in Albania are united in our support for your efforts and determination.

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Mrs. Maryam Rajavi gives the book of martyrs of MEK to the President of Albania

These comments were, of course, welcomed by Rajavi, who said that the Iranian people will never forget Albania’s hospitality towards the MEK. She then praised Albania’s decisiveness over the Iranian Regime, most notably expelling the Regime’s ambassador for his involvement in terrorism. She said that Albania serves as a role model for other countries in this regard.

Rajavi then reiterated a fact that should no longer need to be underscored; that the Iranian Regime cannot be reformed and appeasement does not work. In fact, appeasing religious dictatorship only encourages more terrorism and fundamentalism. She stated that regime change by the Iranian people and the Iranian Resistance is the only way to achieve regional and international peace and stability.

Before leaving, President Meta signed the guest book in memoriam of the Iranian Resistance’s martyrs’ at the exhibition.

He wrote: “It was an extraordinary experience for me to become acquainted with the unimaginable sacrifices for freedom and social justice of this movement… We will be proud that we did our best for you to enjoy freedom. Until then, this will be your home.

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MEK Iran: Women lead the Iranian Resistance

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Guard of honor at MEK headquarter in Albania-July 2019

The Iranian Regime has denied basic human rights to the Iranian people, especially women, for 40 years now, but the pro-democracy movement has remained strong and active, despite vicious reactions by the Regime.

On occasion, this resistance has been visible to the world, such as for the 2009 protests against the rigged election and the nationwide uprising in January 2018. In every uprising, protest, and pro-democracy movement, women have been at the forefront and, according to women’s rights advocate Dr. Maria Ryan, that is no accident.

She wrote for The Hill on Thursday, September 12, 2019, that the mullahs have targeted Iranian women with “repressive, misogynistic laws and execution”, explaining that a female soccer fan died from self-immolation last week because she expected to be jailed for attending a football match.

Ryan spoke at the annual conference of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in July, at Ashraf 3, the new home of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK), during a panel entitled “Women in the Iranian Resistance: Defying the Misogynist Regime, Paying the Price of Freedom”.

Ryan wrote of that event: “I met many brave women who survived the mullahs’ brutal crackdown. Many said they had suffered in torture chambers for long years. They shared their stories with me, their personal suffering and the loss of loved ones.”

She continued: “They explained that, while living in Iran, they were not able to choose their own clothes or their professions; a girl as young as nine years old could be married, they said, and a man could have multiple wives. They were forced to leave Iran and were promised safety in camps inside Iraq, they recounted to me, only to be targeted by bombs and gunfire. Several of them said they lost many of their friends to these attacks.”

Ryan said that daily life had become so difficult for many Iranians that growing numbers are turning to drugs to dull the pain or selling their organs to make ends meet. She said that, despite this, the women she met “inspired” her with their “determination, loyalty, patriotism and faith”.

She explained that the NCRI and its members want basic freedoms and are preparing to serve as an interim government if the Iranian people overthrow the mullahs.

Ryan said: “Whether or not you believe that regime change in Iran is truly just around the corner, I am absolutely convinced that with such women in the ranks of the resistance, the change will come to Iran.”

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