Maryam Rajavi: Europe’s political and economic interests are best served by staying away from the clerical regime and standing with the people of Iran
On Wednesday, September 27, 2023, Maryam Rajavi had a meeting with Mr. Antonio LÓPEZ-ISTÚRIZ WHITE, a Member of the European Parliament
Tuesday, September 26, 2023, Maryam Rajavi had an online meeting with Senator Thom Tillis, a senior member of the Judiciary, Banking, Finance, and Veterans’ Affairs committees and co-chair of the Human Rights and NATO
Maryam Rajavi was born into a middle-class family in Tehran. One of her brothers, Mahmoud, is a veteran member of the PMOI/MEK and was a political prisoner during the Shah’s regime.
Her older sister, Narges, was killed by the Shah’s secret police, SAVAK, in 1975.
Her other sister, Massoumeh, an industrial engineering student, was arrested by the clerical regime in 1982. Pregnant at the time, she was ultimately hanged after undergoing brutal torture. Massoumeh’s husband, Massoud Izadkhah, was also executed.
Maryam Rajavi graduated with honors from the prestigious Sharif University of Technology in metallurgical engineering.
She joined the PMOI/MEK to participate in the popular resistance against the two corrupt dictatorships of the Shah and the mullahs. In the 1970s, during her college years, she organized anti-Shah student protests.
In 1980, she ran for a seat in Parliament from Tehran. But, due to widespread voter fraud by the new fundamentalist regime, none of the opposition candidates made it into Parliament. Despite the scam, Maryam Rajavi received over 250,000 votes.
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