Iran Freedom Convention for Human Rights and Democracy was held on Saturday, May 5, 2018, in Washington, D.C. Delegations representing Iranian communities, youths and women attended the convention from various states. A number of prominent US dignitaries and officials attended and addressed the convention, as well. In a video message to the convention, Maryam Rajavi told the participants:
Maryam Rajavi lauded the strikes by the bazaaris and merchants in Baneh, Marivan, Saqqez, Javanrud, Sardasht, and other cities along the western Iranian border, the courageous uprising by the people of Kazerun, the widespread protest by the people of Saman and other cities of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, the demonstrations by the looted residents of Tehran, Ahvaz, Rasht, and other cities, and the protests by families of those arrested during the past weeks’ uprisings in cities in the Province of Khuzestan. She urged the young people to take part and support these protests.