February 23, 2024
Perseverance of Iran’s Political Prisoners Epitomizes Unyielding Defiance Against Both Shah and Clerical Dictatorships
The Iranian Judiciary sentenced three women prisoners and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) to a total of 35 years in prison on February 17th.
On Saturday, February 17, 2024, a delegation from the Romanian Parliament, consisting of Messrs. Ben-Oni Ardelean and Cristian Popescu, both members of parliament, and former MPs Romeo Florin Nicoara and Ms. Maria Grecea, visited Maryam Rajavi.
On the afternoon of Thursday, February 8, 2024, Mr. Alain Néri and Michel Terrot, two of the founders of the French Parliamentary Committee for a Democratic Iran (CPID), met with the NCRI President-elect and held discussions.
Maryam Rajavi: The Revolution Is Imminent It is February, the month associated with revolution, marked by the overthrow of the Shah's dictatorship. And certainly, the overthrow of the mullahs will also occur.
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 viewpoints on human rights in Iran The Iranian Resistance struggles for the establishment of freedom, equality, and democracy in Iran and a republic based on the separation of religion and state. The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) underscores its commitment to revive human rights in Iran and abolish the death penalty […]
Maryam Rajavi’s views on the abolatiton of the 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 […]
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 […]