HAPPENING LIVE – Maryam Rajavi speaking at Grand Rally in Villepinte-Paris

Maryam Rajavi: “Over the past three decades, the mullahs have endeavored to annihilate this movement more than anything else. Their efforts include thousands of conspiracies and churning out allegations particularly against the Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi. They have also fired 1,000 missiles at PMOI and National Liberation Army bases in 2000. We all recall that in an attempt to crack down on the June 2009 uprisings, the regime first attacked Camp Ashraf.”

HAPPENING LIVE – Maryam Rajavi speaking at Grand Rally in Villepinte-Paris. #Iran_Maryam http://www.ncr-iran.org/en/

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Amineh Qaraee, 34, and her brother Ehsan, 28, who fled the mullahs’ persecution to Norway four years ago, have a striking story. As children, they witnessed their parents’ arrest and imprisonment for supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization (PMOI/MEK), the main moderate Muslim group opposed to Khomeini’s theocratic rule.

“When I was just one-year-old my father got arrested, and two months later my mother got arrested with me and they took us to prison. There I had to live between people who got arrested and tortured just because they wanted freedom”, Amineh recounts.

“I spent some months in prison until they let my mother deliver me to my grandparents. My mother was in prison for more than two years and my father for four years.”

Soon after his release, Amineh’s father, a teacher by profession, was again arrested for his political opinions.

“Finally they informed us that they had killed my father and 30,000 other political activists even though all of them were sentenced to some years in prison, not execution”, she adds before breaking down into tears.

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According to the United Nations and human rights organizations, Iran has the highest rate of executions per capita in the world with the situation of human rights deteriorating during the Presidency of Hassan Rouhani. Reporters Without Borders has described Iran as world’s leading jailer of female journalists and Freedom House ranked Iran as the worst country for internet freedom in 2014. A number of political prisoners, including those associated with ethnic and religious minorities have been executed. One of these prisoners was merely charged with giving financial contribution to the TV station that supports the main opposition PMOI. Girls and women have been the main victims in Iran; many were target of acid attacks for “malveiling”.

Destructive meddling of Iran in the region is of growing concern. Amnesty International has disclosed many details on the war atrocities in Iraq of the Shia militias affiliated to Iran. Iran is at the heart of the crisis in this region and not part of the solution. If fundamentalism and extremism is to be uprooted in this region, Iran’s destructive influence and interference should end.

 

Iranian opposition leader, Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for future Iran calls for :

  1. a democratic pluralistic republic based on universal suffrage,
  2. freedom of expression,
  3. abolition of torture and death penalty
  4. secularism
  5. a non-nuclear Iran
  6. an independent judicial system
  7. rights for minorities
  8. peaceful coexistence in the region
  9. gender equality
  10. commitment to Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Urgent measures:

  • The situation of human rights in Iran needs to be heeded in all relations with this country. Iran should end the executions, free political prisoners, stop the repression of women and respect the rights and freedoms of the Iranian people.
  • Iran needs to adhere to all UN Security Council resolutions with regard to its nuclear program and it should respond to all outstanding IAEA questions while allowing intrusive inspections of all its military and non-military sites whether declared or undeclared.
  • Protection of Camp Liberty residents must be secured and ensured by Iraq, United States and the United Nations. Camp Liberty needs to be recognized as a refugee camp and its siege, in particular its medical blockade, must be revoked in its entirety.

Watch the live broadcast of the grand gathering in support of democracy and a non-nuclear Iran broadcast live on 13 June 2015 on www.ncr-iran.org.

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Ken Blackwell: Bring The Voice of The Iranian People Into Our Iran Policy

Best-selling author and a visiting professor at the Liberty University School of Law and contributing editor for Townhall.com Ken Blackwell, published a recent article titled “Let’s Bring The Voice of The Iranian People Into Our Iran Policy.”

“Keep your eyes on Paris on June 13,” Blackwell explain, “you will witness to a powerful demonstration of opposition to Tehran’s clerical regime.”  The Middle East has been making headlines lately, and much of the press does not focus enough on the Islamic Republic and it’s hand in a number of regional conflicts, in addition to its long-standing support for Middle Eastern terrorist groups.

On June 13, a rally organized by the Iranian Diaspora in support of the opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran will be held in Paris and is enormously relevant to questions about how Western policymakers should be dealing with the Islamic Republic during this complex time.

“Given the prominence of discussions about Iran and its consequences, I think it will be wise to seek out all the news coverage that one can find of the event. It will be wise to familiarize yourself with Maryam Rajavi’s ten-point plan for the future of Iran, and listen to exiled Iranians’ as well as American politicians’ impassioned pleas for an end to the legitimization of terrorism and human rights abuses that emanate from the Tehran Ayatollahs. And if you agree with the message you find there, please let your representatives know that you expect them to listen to the voices of the Iranian people before making any further policy decisions in dealing with the Iranian regime.”

 

Iranian Youth Support for Democratic Change in Iran

Only 11 days remain until “Regime Change in Iran: we can and we must,” the international conference for Democratic change in Iran will take place in Paris.  The event will feature over 100 high level dignitaries, 500 parliamentarians from the US, Europe, Canada, Australia and the Middle East.  These individuals, who represent a wide spectrum of political views, will join Maryam Rajavi at the conference to show their support for the Iranian opposition and their efforts. Mrs. Rajavi’s agenda, which has been commended by several policy makers from the both the United States and Europe, calls for “a policy which recognizes the Iranian people and their resistance as the real partner for peace in Iran’s future.”

At the 2014 gather, there was an overwhelming number of youth supporters who attended.  Iran is a young nation, Hamid Yazdan Panah of Iran Focus reports.  “With nearly 70% of its population under the age of 30. The younger generation has little in common with the ruling clerics, and it is only a matter of time before Iranians demand real change.  It is anticipated that there will be an equal number of Iranian youth attending the 2015 conference.

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Maryam Rajavi June Gathering 2014

Two Months Until June Gathering in Paris

June Gathering 2015

Only two months remain until the grand gathering of Iranians and supporters of resistance from all over the world, takes place in Paris on June 13.

The 2015 conference, “Regime Change in Iran, We Can and We Must,” will focus on the issues of human and women’s rights, fundamentalism, Camp Liberty and Iran nuclear talks.

Several world leaders and politicians from the United States and many other countries will be speaking at the conference.  Stay tuned for a full list of 2015 conference speakers.

The 2014 Annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran drew thousands of youth supporters.  Given the large social presence the youth have online today, it easy for social media users to connect and weigh in on the issues that matter to them.  The 2014 Watch the highlights from the 2014 June Gathering, including clips from Maryam Rajavi’s speech:

 

2014 “All for Freedom” conference speakers included:

  • Rudolph Giuliani – Former New York City Mayor
  • Howard Dean – Former Vermont Governor and presidential candidate
  • John Bolton – Former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations
  • Joseph Lieberman – Former Connecticut senator and vice presidential candidate
  • Mike Mukasey – Former U.S. Attorney General
  • Hugh Shelton – Former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General
  • George Casey – Army Chief of Staff General
  • Newt Gingrich – Former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives and the
  • Presidential candidate for 2012 election
  • John Dennis Hastert – Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives
  • Robert Torricelli – Former member of the U.S. Senate
  • Robert Joseph – Former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security
  • Phillip J. Crowley – Assistant Secretary of State from 2009 – 2011
  • John McCain – Senior member of the U.S. Senate, Republican Presidential nominee in the 2008 election (provided video message at conference)