Former British Defense Minister, The Rt. Hon. Dr. Liam Fox, and former Federal Minister of Defense of Germany, Franz Josef Jung, visited Ashraf 3 in Albania on March 30 and met with members of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and Iranian opposition President-elect Maryam Rajavi of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The two former Defense Ministers expressed their support for the Iranian people’s uprising and Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point plan for the future of Iran while addressing MEK members.
On March 8, International Women’s Day, Iranian women took to the streets in several cities, leading demonstrations for change.
In Khash, Sistan & Baluchestan Province, women protesters demanded the release of political prisoners and asserted their right to freedom. Meanwhile, people in Tehran’s Narmak and Sattarkhan districts and the city of Rasht chanted anti-regime slogans, including calls for the overthrow of the dictator and the release of political prisoners.
The regime’s factions and apologists quickly began spreading fake news and making much of this rather pitiful gesture. Unfortunately, some well-known international news organizations bought into it.
The apparent suspension of Iran’s notorious “morality police” has recently made headlines. As time went on, it appeared that there was much ado about nothing. Following a press conference by the regime’s attorney general, Mohammad Montazeri, on December 3, the stunner went viral. “In response to a reporter’s question about the closure of the morality police, Montazeri stated, ‘This body was not related to the judiciary and was canceled by those who initiated it,'” the state-run Entekhab website reported on December 3.
Some regime analysts proposed some actions that could help the security apparatus disrupt and dismantle upcoming unrest in an internal Iranian regime study called the “crisis management quarterly report” in 2016.
Despite the systematic and brutal crackdown, the uprising in Iran continues. The likelihood of the clerical regime’s demise grows as protesters refuse to yield to any pressure. The mullahs use propaganda to split and stifle the united national front as people condemn the regime as a whole. The labeling of protesters as “elements of Western governments” has become so cliche that even regime insiders are no longer willing to accept it, forcing the regime to find other ways to justify its brutality.
Zahra Merrikhi, Secretary General of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK)
On Tuesday, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) commemorated the 57th year since the organization’s formal founding. Members and supporters came together to celebrate the MEK’s continued existence despite years of violent repression, first under the Shah’s dictatorship and then under the mullahs’ theocracy. The MEK’s Secretary General, Ms. Zahra Merrikhi, described the struggle in her speech.
Shamsi’s husband, two sisters, and one brother of hers were also arrested for the same offense. She worried about her children the entire time I was with her.
Shamsi Barari was her name, and she had a lovely Turkish accent. She was from the city of Zanjan in northwest Iran. When I first entered the prison in the summer of 1982, I ran into her. She was moving slowly. Her beautiful, round, black eyes met mine. I felt as if I’d known her for years. She was a simple and kind-hearted woman. She explained that she had two children, a girl, and a boy, who were now on their own. She told me she had been detained for almost a year for assisting the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Who is Leila Hosseinzadeh, a former political prisoner?
On Saturday, August 20, 2022, former political prisoner Leila Hosseinzadeh was apprehended by security forces in Tehran. She was beaten and arrested by security forces in the street outside her house, and she was taken to an unknown location after the incident. So far, the reason for her arrest and where she is are unknown. The Prosecutor’s Office of Evin Prison summoned Leila Hosseinzadeh to serve her prison term on January 8, 2022. She was released on bail from Shiraz Adelabad Prison on January 2, 2022, because she was unable to tolerate detention following her previous case.
Mrs. Rajavi, under whose leadership, women in the Iranian Resistance have attained unequaled positions of authority and command, described her story of emancipation from all sorts of shackles.
On the eve of International Women’s Day, hundreds of notable female leaders from four continents gathered in Berlin for the Iranian Resistance conference. This conference emphasized the essential role of women in the struggle not just for gender parity but also for freedom, with words from the Iranian opposition’s leader, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, and remarks from the valiant resistance of women in Ukraine.Mrs. Rajavi, under whose leadership, women in the Iranian Resistance have attained unequaled positions of authority and command, described her story of emancipation from all sorts of shackles in the male-dominated world within the Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
More than 150 women inmates are confined in the Kermanshah Correctional Center’s women’s wing without regard for the separation of offences principle.
Women in Kermanshah province who were formerly housed in Kermanshah’s Dieselabad Prison have been transferred to the Kermanshah Correctional Center. The transfer was made by Kermanshah jail officials due to the expansion of Dieselabad Prison for male inmates. More than 150 inmates are confined in the Kermanshah Correctional Center’s women’s wing without regard for the separation of offenses principle. Murder, armed robbery, and drug-related accusations have been filed against the detainees.
The regime’s creator, Khomeini, quickly recruited a variety of repressive forces to ensure that his misogynist policies were enforced, and women were eventually obliged to wear the mandatory hijab or face punishment.
The mullahs imposed a totalitarian state shroud under the guise of religion from the outset. The sharp edge of this totalitarian regime targeted Iranian women, who have a century-long tradition of battling authoritarianism, dating back to the Tobacco Boycott of 1890.It didn’t take long for the regime to enact misogynistic and discriminatory legislation against women, depriving them of even the most basic liberties, such as the right to dress as they pleased.