Congratulations on the Nowruz that follows the Iran uprising and revolution
Maryam Rajavi: Today’s gathering demonstrates the Iranian people’s will to have Khamenei’s IRGC designated as terrorist
Maryam Rajavi: As we celebrate the Iranian New Year, let us renew our commitment to establish freedom and democracy in Iran
Your presence sends an encouraging message to the people of Iran, especially the women and youth who took to the streets in recent months to protest against the regime, demanding regime change
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.
Maryam Rajavi’s proposals to abolate death penalty in Iran As it has been outlined in its Ten-Point Plan, the Iranian Resistance has been calling for the abolition of the death penalty for years. We emphasize on this need and we call on our compatriots to widely protest the implementation of this inhuman punishment.(1) Our […]
Maryam Rajavi’s plan for future Iran in 10 points 1. Rejection of velayat-e faqih (absolute clerical rule). Affirmation of the people’s sovereignty in a republic founded on universal suffrage and pluralism; 2. Freedom of speech, freedom of political parties, freedom of assembly, freedom of the press and the internet. Dissolution and disbanding of the Islamic […]
The Plan on Women’s Rights and Freedoms In 1987, the National Council of Resistance (NCRI) unanimously adopted a plan on the rights and freedoms of women in Iran. In March 2010, Maryam Rajavi presented the perspectives of Iranian Resistance’s in this respect during a meeting held at the European Parliament titled “Women Pioneer Democratic Change […]
The Alternative to the Iranian Regime What is a political alternative? When we talk about the alternative, it is not merely a hollow claim or a vague title that has no impact on the daily vicissitudes of the struggle against the regime. Rather, we are referring to the guiding force and mechanism of advancement that […]