Friday, September 21, 2018

Iran- Diaspora rallying in New York against Rouhani visit


Iranians in New York voice their support for regime change in Iran

While world leaders prepare to address the annual UN General Assembly, a large crowd of Iranian-Americans gathered in a New York venue to voice their support for continued protests in Iran and to call on the international community to support the Iranian people and their resistance movement in the cause for regime change in Iran.
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MARYAM RAJAVI MESSAGE TO NYC SUMMIT- ONWARD TO A FREE AND DEMOCRATIC IRAN

Maryam Rajavi Message to NYC Summit-22 Sept. 2018
The Iranian-American communities in the U.S. held a conference in New York on Saturday, September 22, 2018. A number of political dignitaries from the United States and Europe attended and addressed the conference called, “The Path to Freedom – The Alternative.”
In a video message to this meeting, Maryam Rajavi elaborated on the rapid developments in Iran, with the looming prospect of a secular country free from religious tyranny. Following is the full text of these remarks:
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Signs indicate the upcoming New York visit planned for Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani, planning to attend the 73rd United Nations General Assembly next week, is already becoming a demonstration by freedom-loving Iranians.
Members of the Iranian Diaspora preparing for this rally are seen informing the public opinion about the crimes committed by this devious mullah.
Freedom-loving Iranians are demanding Rouhani, being the president of a state sponsor of terrorism, not be allowed into New York and the UNGA session.
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Monday, September 3, 2018

Sep. 2018- #Iranprotests& #Strikes -reports& #news





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Protests in Iran Continue to Grow

THE EVOLUTION OF THE IRANIAN UPRISING


 Sept. 24, 2018 - 
Truck drivers launch new wave of strike & protests
third day of truck drivers on strike continues in 136 cities across all of  Iran's 31 provinces.
Drivers are protesting:
-Low paychecks
-Skyrocketing spare parts prices
-Authorities refusing to answer their demands

According to a previous measure of coordination, truck drivers in a variety of cities across Iran launched a new wave of protests on Saturday.
Truck drivers on strike in Qazvin, Urmia, Isfahan, Bandar Abbas and other cities across #Iran
Drivers are protesting low paychecks & skyrocketing prices for spare parts.#IranProtests
Incoming reports indicate truckers in Yazd, Mashhad, Karaj, Neka, Sanandaj, Bukan, Dezful, Bardsir, Borujerd, Isfahan, Shapur Jadid, Qazvin, Urmia, Bandar Abbas, Bandar Khomeini & the Khorram Abad/Pol-e Dokhtar route went on strike today.
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Sept. 12, 2018 -
STRIKES SWEEP THROUGH THE PROVINCES OF KURDISTAN, KERMANSHAH, WEST AZERBAIJAN

On Wednesday, September 12, the Bazaar merchants and shop owners in various cities of Iran’s western provinces of Kurdistan, Kermanshah and West Azerbaijan went on strike to protest the executions of three Kurdish activists and the missile attacks launched at the headquarters of the Kurdistan Democratic Party and the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran.
Maryam Rajavi, hailed the people staging strikes in Urmia, Kermanshah, Sanandaj, Mahabad, Saqqez, Baneh, Marivan, Oshnavieh, Paveh, Piranshahr, Sardasht, Bukan, Naghadeh, Javanrood, Kamyaran, Sarpol-e Zahab, Qasr-e Shirin, and Ghorveh. She also hailed all the people of the Iranian Kurdistan who have risen up in protest to the recent missile attacks and criminal executions. She once again called on the United Nations Security Council to stop the Iranian regime’s crimes against humanity.
Authorities using Nazi/Hitler tactics, marking the stores on strike today as shop owners in 28 different cities across 3 provinces launched a general strike.
To the world: Your silence supports the regime.
Raise your voice
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Retired employees, others from all walks of life protesting across Iran

Hundreds of retired teachers rallied on Tuesday outside the Iranian regime’s Majlis (parliament), protesting poor living conditions and not receiving answers to their demands.
The protesters were heard chanting against the mullahs’ repressive policies:
“Imprisoned teachers must be released”
Retirees and long-term nurses, and other employees of the health industry, along with retirees of the agriculture, banking and education sectors held numerous protests on Tuesday, complaining about their poor living conditions. These rallies were held outside the regime’s Planning and Budget Organization. They were seen chanting:
“Poverty line is 50 million rials – Our salary is 20 million rials/month”
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September 11, 2018
YAZD,Protest gathering of retirees & nursing pioneers
Retirees and Nursing pioneers staged a protest gathering in front of the Budget & Planning Oraganization office of the province, Teachers and retired educators also participated in this gathering.


September 10, 2018
Truck drivers protesting in different cities of Iran

Truck drivers across various cities throughout Iran are on strike, protesting low wages and skyrocketing prices of spare parts. This is yet another round of such protests in Iran and has always delivered crushing blows to the mullahs’ apparatus.

Fired Factory Workers in Protest
The fired workers of Darougar Factory, (one of the oldest hygienic material producers in Iran,) say their salaries is not paid and the factory shut down has not been pre announced and they are on the verge of unemployment.
A Courageous woman protests by chanting: Death to Khamenei
SANANDAJ, Iranian Kurdestan, Sep. 9, 2018. Protesting the Iranian regime in front of the Sanandaj courthouse a courageous woman chants: Death to Khamenei, Death to the Islamic Republic.
Continuation of writing slogans on Street walls and Protests
TABRIZ, Iranian Azarbaijan. Sep.9, 2018. The youths writing: Death to Khamenei on the walls.


September 3, 2018
Truck drivers protesting in Tehran & at least five other cities
Truck drivers across various cities throughout Iran are on strike, protesting low wages and skyrocketing prices of spare parts.
This is yet another round of such protests in Iran and has begun  since Sep. fist
In Zarrinshahr a protest rally was held by the truckers who parked their vehicles at the loading station.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

#Iranprotests-reports& #news on August 2018



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Nationwide Protests and Uprising Against Regime  continue
Women and girls actively participated in Iran protests
Latest round of Iran protests directly aimed at the regime’s highest authority
In recent weeks and months A new round of uprisings and
protests escalating across Iran, the issue of this regime’s opposition and alternative has understandably transformed into a highly sensitive political subject. Despite all the claims and disputes, we are witnessing Iranian regime Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and a long list of Iranian regime officials signaling the very source of their main concerns. In their remarks one can conclude that from the Iranian regime’s perspective, the subject of its alternative is crystal clear.

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With the fast expansion of the ongoing protests against the Iranian Regime, many of its officials are pointing their fingers at the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran  (PMOI/MEK). Case in point, Iran’s current Minister of Defence and Brigadier General, Amir Hatami: “Since 1981, our enemies have been making every attempt to create a rift between us and people, and ultimately to put an end to our government’s existence” (News of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps [IRGC], 4 August 2018).
Protesting employees of sugarcane factory attacked by anti-riot police


Workers of the Ahavaz National Industrial Steel Group continuing their strike & protest. 
TheyChanting: We Persist, We Will Die but Will Retake Our Rights.
AHVAZ, Iran. Aug.29, 2018: On 12th day of strike, the workers of the Ahvaz National Industrial Steel Group, staged a protest gathering in front of Ahvaz city governorate to protest their unpaid salaries and nonresponsiveness of officials. they chanted:
We will persist, we will die but we will retake our rights
Today is the day of mourning since the lives of workers is destroying

The National Group is getting killed by the National Bank


August 26, 2018 -
Funeral in Marivan turns into anti-government protest

Despite heavy presence of security forces, the people of Marivan, Kurdistan, gathered for the funeral of six people who had died in yesterday’s incidents and staged demonstrations against the government.
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August 25, 2018 -
Iran’s truckers go on strike in Mashhad and Isfahan
On Tuesday, truck drivers in Mashhad and Shapur, Isfahan, went on strike in protest to high prices, low income, lack of access to spare parts, and the government’s inefficiency in addressing their demands.
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Aug. 21, 2018 -
Numerous cities across Iran reported a variety of protests on Tuesday as the growing trend continues to concern the mullahs’ regime.
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Aug. 20, 2018 -
Sugarcane and steel workers on Strike

On Monday, August 20, 500 workers from different parts of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory continued their strike for the third day in a row. They are protesting non-payment of at least three months of their salaries and benefits, and failure to materialize deceptive promises of company directors, including the hiring of daily paid workers, as well as the employer's refusal to pay their premium to the social security account and the separation and sale of agricultural land and industrial estates. Workers demand the formation of independent labor councils.
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Sugar Cane Continue Strike, Residents of Marivan Protest
On Monday, August 20, 500 workers from different parts of the Haft Tapeh sugar cane factory continued their strike for the third day in a row. They are protesting non-payment of at least three months of their salaries and benefits, and failure to materialize deceptive promises of company directors, including the hiring of daily paid workers, as well as the employer's refusal to pay their premium to the social security account and the separation and sale of agricultural land and industrial estates. Workers demand the formation of independent labor councils.
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Aug. 19, 2018 - 
The angry people of Marivan demonstrate in front of the mayor’s office
 On Sunday night, a large number of people in Marivan, Kurdistan, gathered in front of the mayor’s office in protest to the lack of collection of garbage around the city, which has resulted in the propagation of bad smell in different parts of the city. The protesters dumped the garbage in front of the municipality and set them on fire to show their protest.
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Protesting employees of sugarcane factory attacked by anti-riot police

Anti-riot police launched an attack at 11 am Sunday morning targeting a protest strike held by around 500 employees of the Haft-Tappeh Sugar Cane Company in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran.
Using batons and tear gas, the anti-riot units viciously attacked and injured the workers and arrested a number of the protesters. As the workers protested these measures authorities were forced to release their detained colleagues.
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Protesting employees of sugarcane factory attacked by anti-riot police
Anti-riot police launched an attack at 11 am Sunday morning targeting a protest strike held by around 500 employees of the Haft-Tappeh Sugar Cane Company in Khuzestan Province, southwest Iran.
Using batons and tear gas, the anti-riot units viciously attacked and injured the workers and arrested a number of the protesters. As the workers protested these measures authorities were forced to release their detained colleagues.
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Aug. 18, 2018 - 
demonstration against selling out the Caspian Sea
Dozens of people on Saturday, August 18, gathered in front of the Parliament in Tehran to protest and express their anger at the disgraceful and scandalous cheap selling out of one of the most important and iconic natural resources in Iran, The Caspian Sea.
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Ahvaz locals attack regime’s municipality building
Locals of the Zoviyeh district in Ahvaz, southwest Iran, clashed with municipality authorities who intended to destroy their homes.
“On Thursday, people were seen attacking municipality authorities in the Zoviyeh district of Ahvaz, set fire to a state-owned bulldozer and inflicted severe damage to the municipality building,” said Mojtaba Yousefi, mayor of the third district in Ahvaz.
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Aug. 17, 2018 - 
Youths chanting anti-regime slogans in Tehran soccer/football match
Azadi Stadium, Tehran On Friday evening a football/soccer match between the teams of Tehran Persepolis and Masjed Suleiman Naft (Oil) in the capital’s Azadi Stadium became the scene of an anti-regime protest.
“Mullahs must get lost,” the youths were seen chanting, sources say.
This match was held as a high number of security forces were present at the scene. Many police and anti-riot units were dispatched to the stadium. Reports indicate the youths clashed with the security forces.
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Iranian Resistance Describes the Failure of Tehran’s Repressive Tactics
At a press briefing in Paris on Thursday, representatives of the National Council of Resistance of Iran provided detailed information about Iranian protests that have continued for eight months in spite of intense repression. The briefing was held on the closing day of an exhibition marking the 30th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 Iranian political prisoners in the summer of 1988.
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The geography of protests in Iran

August 13, 2018 -
Shoe makers' uprisings spread to Mashhad

Store makers in the religious city of Mashhad shopping centers took to the streets today, protesting skyrocketing prices.
Protesters in Monday’s demonstration are seen chanting:
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August 12, 2018 - 
Iran protests: Second day of strikes and demonstrations in Tehran’s Bazaar

The strikes and protests of the merchants of Tehran’s shoe bazaar entered their second day on Sunday. The protesters, who started their strike due to high prices and lack of access to the basic goods necessary for their line of work, chanted “Death to high prices” and “Death to the dictator,” targeting the regime in its entirety.
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Aug. 10, 2018 - 
Extensive clashes during the soccer Match in Tehran; chant of 'Death to the Dictator.

On Friday, August 10, during the soccer match between Tehran and Tabriz clubs at Azadi stadium, thousands of spectators expressed their anger and hatred of the oppressive regime by shouting “Death to the Dictator.” It happened despite the fact that the regime’s authorities had stationed a large number of their Basiji forces who are affiliated with the IRGC intelligence section and also the IRGC guards, intelligence and anti-riot guard agents as well as plainclothes mercenaries among the crowd in order to prevent the youths’ protest. Bringing anti-riot guard into the stadium was an unprecedented measure. Nevertheless and in spite of all these measures, the brave youth broke the obstacles that had already been set up in the stadium stand, and chanted “Death to the Dictator” and “Security Force, shame on you, savage, savage” all over the stadium. They resisted against the brutal attack of repressive forces and punished a number of them.
The regime’s tricks for making the two clubs’ fans fight each other and for deviating their chanting did not work and Azerbaijani Iranians and supporters of Tabriz Tractor-Sazi Club also chanted: “Everywhere in Iran is my homeland; Long live Azerbaijan”. Outside of the stadium, young people who were not allowed to enter the stadium clashed with the repressive forces.
The protests continued even after the match and spread to Azadi Square. Anti-riot guards and plainclothes mercenaries rushed into the crowd with their motorcycles and injured and battered them. Brave youths confronted them courageously.
There was also another incident during a soccer match in the Naghsh-e-Jahan Stadium of Isfahan where brave youth started chanting “Death to the Dictator” and other slogans against the regime’s policies of meddling in the region.
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 Strike of Truck Drivers in Iran Day 19
more than 140 cities from all of Iran 31 provinces joined the strike.
Iran truck drivers’ day 19 strike tells the regime there’s no stopping them. They managed to keep their strong strike going in May. This time they’re holding on till they have a total change. These drivers just like the brave protesters are up in different cities. Today on day 19 truck drivers from Kermanshah and Hamadan sent their video. There are mass waiting lines of cars outside the petrol stations.
The second round of the truckers’ strikes began July 23. This was the start of the hottest Persian month but nevertheless, it happened.
A message left on Telegram said the drivers can wash this regime away if they stand unite. Our strike is going to increase pressure on the system.
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Rebellious units persist on demand for regime change
Despite the Iranian regime’s efforts to quell protests and intimidate protesters and discourage them from taking to the streets to voice their demands for freedom and democracy, the brave people Iran continue to defy the regime. In recent days, rebellious units in different cities carried out activities to show their support for the PMOI/MEK and their continued opposition to the Iranian regime in its entirety.
In Qazvin, one member of a rebellious unit named after MEK martyr Zohreh Ghaemi holds a poster of the recent message by resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and reiterates their resolution to keep the fire of the uprising that started in December alive.
The members of a rebellious unit from Saqqez, Kurdistan, have sent a video of themselves writing “Death to Khamenei” slogans on the wall.
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Aug. 9, 2018 
Ahvaz youth clash with regime’s repressive forces
soccer/football match between Persepolis and Esteghlal Khuzestan held in Al Qadeer Stadium of Ahvaz, southwest Iran, became the scene of this city’s brave youth clashing with the repressive state police and anti-riot units. Many of the security unit members were injured as a result.
A number of the youth were also wounded and transferred to a nearby hospital.
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August 8, 2018 
Workers blocked a train route in Rafsanjan; More protests and strikes in other Iranian cities
On Wednesday 8th of August, workers of the Ahmadabad-Rafsanjan train company shut down the railway, protesting unpaid salaries. The protesting workers were carrying banners and handwritten papers which read: “We are hungry!”, “There is no bread on our tables!”, and “We don’t have job security.”
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Rail Workers Strike Over Unpaid Wages Continues
A rail workers group in Iran has issued a statement saying that workers will remain on strike until their demands are met.
The rail workers have been on strike across Iran since July 20, in cities like Arak, Azarbaijan, Isfahan, Khorasan, Lorestan, and Zanjan, demanding the payment of their two-month overdue salaries.
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Protester murdered by IRGC laid to rest in Tehran

The body of Reza Otadi, the 23-year old protester murdered by Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) units in Karaj during major anti-regime protests, was laid to rest on Monday in Tehran’s famous Beheshte Zahra Cemetery.
IRGC members were on a roof-top when they opened fire and gunned down Otadi on Friday night.
A number of family members, friends and bazaar merchants from Karaj and Tehran took part in this ceremony.
Prior to the service, Iranian regime authorities had ordered the family to bury Reza’s body in the section where the regime’s various war casualties are buried. As the ceremony was proceeding the family was suddenly told Reza is not considered a war casualty and must be buried in another location next to his mother.
The Iranian regime’s repressive and intelligence apparatus is known to harass Iranians families through such methods, especially during their time of grief.
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On Sunday, August 5, on the 112th anniversary of the Constitutional Revolution, despite the undeclared martial law and the heavy presence of repressive forces who had surrounded the 1st Circle of Gohardasht of Karaj, the brave youth demonstrated below the “Shohada” bridge around midnight, and by chanting “Death to the Dictator”, caught the regime by surprise.
In Tehran, despite the siege of the central parts of the city, frustrated people gathered in different places. The brave youth demonstrated and chanted “Death or Freedom” on the Kargar-Jonoubi street. The repressive forces consisting of the Guards, Basijis, the riot guards and plainclothes agents brutally attacked the protesters and battered them.
Demonstrations in the Park-e Shahr of Tehran led to clashes with suppressive forces. The people confronted them while chanting: Rascals, Rascals! A number of protesting girls and boys were arrested.
The brave youths blocked the repressive forces by burning trash bins and tires in the Enghelab Ave.
At the Enghelab Square
 the repressive forces arrested the youth under the false accusations of drug trafficking.
The fed-up people of Kazeroun protested in the Shohada Street and Square against their dire livelihood situation and the authoritarian and corrupt regime of mullahs. They chanted: High prices and inflation, misery of the people; Death to high prices; Do not be afraid; Do not be afraid, we are all together; Honorable Iranians, support, support.
In Shiraz, Mashhad and Qom, regime’s security forces surrounded the rallies in fear of spreading protests, and tried to prevent the formation of demonstration by attacking the crowd.
The people of Bandar Abbas also gathered on Saturday night for the third consecutive night in protest of the high prices and economic situation in front of the Radio-Television station. They rallied at night in the central bazaar of the city.



demonstration and clashes with IRGC forces in Tehran with the slogans: "Death to 40 years of slavery , We will die take back Iran and  & Death to Khamenei, Death to the Dictator"
One of the most notable characteristics of the demonstrations that shook different Iranian cities in the past week was the protesters’ slogans, which quickly transformed from economic woes to calls for the overthrow of the Iranian regime and the ouster of Ali Khamenei, its supreme leader.
Protests are taking place against the backdrop of escalating economic problems, unemployment, rising prices and the dwindling value of the rial, Iran’s national currency. Since April, the rial has lost half of its value. However, in many cities, protesters are chanting “Death to dictator” and “Death to Khamenei,” a clear and irrefutable call for regime change. This indicates that the people of Iran know well what is the source of their miseries and the daily degradation of their livelihoods.
Among the slogans are chants of “the people are begging while the leader is ruling like god.” While Iran’s economy has been in a freefall, the regime’s authorities and the IRGC continue to embezzle and steal from the country’s wealth to build their own personal economic empires. The National Council of Resistance of Iran has disclosed many of the details of the Iranian regime’s government-induced corruption and how its officials are directly stealing the people’s wealth.
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For the fifth consecutive night, protests against the Iranian regime’s mishandling of the country’s economy erupted in several cities. In Tehran, Iran’s capital, protesters gathered in College Street and chanted “Death to the dictator,” “Mullahs must get lost” and “Iranians, shout for your rights.”
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 Karaj, Iran: Repressive forces kill a young man; arrest a number of protesters

On Friday, August 3 a young man from Karaj, Reza Otadi.  was shot dead by repressive forces during the demonstrations in the city, and a large number of protesters were arrested.
On Saturday night, August 4, the Revolutionary Guards Fars News Agency said: “During last night riots in Karaj, one person was shot dead by unknown individuals, and 20 others were arrested. According to field observations of Fars news reporters, leaders of the riot were mostly selected from women this time.”
In order to deceive the public opinion, the IRGC wrote, "The assailant fired from inside the car 206 with a non-military weapon. Earlier and in the riots of December 28, several gunmen who had group affiliations were arrested by the security forces.” This way, the IRGC tried to portray the protesters and the PMOI as those who killed Reza Otadi; a lie that does not deceive anyone. Such lies do not work anymore and the regime must be held accountable for all its killings over the past four decades.
Such lies by a regime that, in spite of the Belgian and German prosecutor's and police statements and the arrest of its terrorist diplomat, attributes the terrorist plot against the Iranians gathering in Paris on June 30th to the PMOI, is quite expectable.

On Friday, August 3, various cities in Iran, including Tehran, Karaj, Eshtehard, Isfahan, Ghahdariijan, Andimeshk, Mashhad, Shiraz, Hamedan, Kermanshah, etc. were host to the demonstration and expression of anger and disgust of the mullahs’ regime. The protests, which began at dusk, continued in many cities until midnight, and turned into conflicts with mercenaries and repressive forces.
In the courageous uprising of the people and youth of Karaj, during the night, hundreds of protesters at Gohardasht T-junction protested chanting: “Cannon, tank, firecracker, Bassijis must be killed; Mullahs live like gods, while the people live in poverty.”
The repressive forces closed all the entrances leading to Gohardasht and targeted the protesters from the roofs of buildings or bridges by bullets. Furious youths clashed with the repressive forces and forced them to flee in a number of streets. They also burned the motorcycles left from those forces, and punished a plainclothes agent and several other criminal mercenaries. Passing-by vehicles at Sepah square in Karaj expressed their solidarity with the brave youths of the city by blaring their horns. Since the mercenaries were not able to confront the youth, the regime supported them with more forces from other cities.
The angry youths of Ghahdarijan continued their protests on Thursday night and confronted the repressive forces’ attacks by barricading streets. They also took control over part of the streets. Bassijis and anti-riot guard mercenaries wounded a number of people by firing at them.
The people of Isfahan, especially the angry youth of Shapur-e-Now, continued their protests and clashed with anti-riot guard mercenaries.
In Tehran, the spectators of the football match chanted slogans "Death to the Dictator” when they were leaving Azadi Stadium.
In Mashhad, the arisen young people demonstrated at Mellat par with the slogan "Death to the Dictator", “Do not be afraid, do not be afraid; we are all together”. In the Emamat Street, people were chanting "Death to the Dictator". Several people were injured as a result of the tear gas.
The people of Hamedan protested with the slogans: “Death to the Dictator”, and “Death to the Basijis”.
The people of Kermanshah chanted: “Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must be killed”.
Quoting the criminal mullah Hendiani, head of Eshtehard seminary, IRGC news agency (FARS) wrote on August 4th regarding the uprising of the people in this city: “It was exactly 9 o'clock p.m. when the rioters moved to the Eshtehard Seminary… they targeted the front of the Mahdasht Seminary with stones and bricks… it was at Maghrib Azan (dusk) when the rioters gathered in front of the Seminary again; however, more than 500 people this time who were chanting hostile anti-regime slogans.” "Several of these people have been arrested and the operation of finding the rioters,” he added.
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Thursday marked the third consecutive day of protests sweeping cities across Iran.
Beginning earlier in the day in Shiraz and the New Shapur district of Isfahan, this wave quickly spread to other cities such as Shahin Shahr, Najaf Abad, Karaj, Rasht, Mashhad and others.
While poor living conditions and economic difficulties may have been the first causes of the nationwide revolts, the protesters are quickly raising the stakes and targeting the very top of the regime in their slogans. Many cities, especially Isfahan and Karaj, were scenes of intense skirmishes
The brave young people of Ahvaz demonstrated at Naderi intersection while chanting: “Our enemy is right here; they are lying that it is America”; “The nation is poor, while the mullahs live like a god.
In Tehran, the people demonstrated at Vali-e Asr Square chanting: “Death to Khamenei; Death to the Dictator; Cannon, tank, firecracker, mullahs should be killed.” They clashed with the IRGC forces who attacked them. They also set fire to trash bins on the way from Vali-e Asr toward Hossein Square in order to block the path of mercenaries.
In Arak, people chanted: The nation is poor, while the mullahs live like a god. High prices and inflation are the people’s calamity
In Najaf Abad, the brave women chanted: They fed Syria, but made our youths old. The brave youths chanted against the suppressive forces: You rascals.
In Shiraz, on Daryoush Street, the brave youths chanted slogans: Death to Khamenei; This month is the month of blood, the mullah is overthrown; Suppression doesn’t work; Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must get lost; Why you, the people, are sitting? Iran is like Palestine. The youth clashed with the mercenaries who had fired tear gas against them.
The mullahs’ regime had resorted to various tricks to prevent the protests and its spread to other cities. In fear of the outbreak of the people’s anger, mullahs’ intelligence officials desperately tried to discourage people from participating in demonstrations by sending SMS on mobile phones last night.
In a statement by Khamenei's faction in Qom, the so-called "Coordinating Council of Principlists of Qom Province", warned the people not to participate in the demonstrations because the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) uses the issue of high prices and economic disturbances and directs demonstrations against the regime.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, saluted the rising people and said: “By defying the criminal Revolutionary Guards, Bassijis، and plainclothes agents once again today, the arisen women and youth represent a defiant generation which will not rest until the Iranian people and nation are free. They displayed the anger and hatred of the Iranian people toward the religious dictatorship ruling Iran.”




Uprising in Isfahan, Shahin Shahr and Najaf Abad, Shiraz, Mashhad

Since this morning, angry protesters in various cities across the country, including Isfahan, Mashhad, Shiraz, Najaf Abad and Shahin Shahr, demonstrated against the tyranny of the mullahs’ regime, chanting slogans such as: Death to the Dictator. It was at a time when the repressive forces were on full alert from the first hours of the morning to prevent the formation of these protests, but they failed. The Internet connections have slowed down in many parts of the country.
Demonstration started at Shapur Jadid in Isfahan with the slogan: Don’t be scared, don’t be scared, we are all together. The people burned rubber tires to counteract the tear gas and prevent the attack of repressive forces. Anti-riot guards and criminal plainclothes mercenaries attacked the protesters; however, the people clashed with and punished them with sticks, rocks and even bare hand. A number of protesters were arrested.
In Shahin Shahr (Isfahan province), the people protested, chanting: Iranians, support us!.
A large number of people in Shiraz started their protests from the Zand intersection and chanted: Death to the Dictator; Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must be killed; Rouhani, shame on you, let go of the country. Courageous young people are struggling with repressive forces, and by burning tires, they have blocked IRGC forces and anti-riot guard mercenaries.
Thousands of people from Mashhad rallied from Shohada Square to Tohid Square and chanted the slogans: "Death to the Dictator; Down with high prices; Shame on you who live in palaces, let go of the country. The repressive forces started shooting into the air and firing blank guns. The riot guard attacked the people and arrested some of them, but the people continued to confront and continue their protests. They also chanted: High prices, misery, down with Rouhani.

Third consecutive day of protests in different Iranian cities
Protests that started on Tuesday in different cities of Iran over high prices and economic woes entered their third day on Thursday. In Shapour, Isfahan, where protests have been raging for the past two days, demonstrators are chanting, “Don’t be afraid, we’re all together.” A large contingent of anti-riot police have surrounded the area. The demonstrators have also set vehicle tires ablaze to prevent the regime’s repressive forces from attacking and dispersing them with tear gas.
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Karaj brave uprising for the second night, and escape of repressive forces
Maryam Rajavi saluted the people of Karaj, especially the girls, and called for public solidarity with them
Courageous people and youths, especially young girls, demonstrated on Wednesday evening, August 1, for the second straight day. Police and intelligence suppressive forces, riot guards, IRGC, Bassij and criminal plainclothes mercenaries were deployed to prevent the uprising of the fed-up people. However, the fearless youth rallied from the first square of Gohardasht toward Motahari Street. The crowd, which was added every moment, chanted: “Cannon, tank, firecracker, the mullahs must get lost”; “Death to the Dictator”; “Our enemy is right here; they are lying that it is America!”; "Let go of Syria, think about us"; “Khamenei lives like gods, while the people live in poverty”.

Second day of the uprising in Isfahan, chants of death to the dictator, Khamenei, shame on you! Leave the country!
Maryam Rajavi: Confrontation of the youth with the repressive forces, heralds the freedom of the country from the clutches of the mullahs

People in the New Shapour district of Isfahan continued the uprising against the clerical regime for the second day in a row with the chants of Shame on you Khamenei, leave the country alone; death to the dictator; do not be afraid, we are all together; our enemy is here, they falsely say it is America.
The riot guards and other repressive forces attacked the demonstrators and sought to disperse people by firing tear gas. Young people confronted the suppressive forces and burnt tires to neutralize the tear gas. In some streets, repressive forces inevitably retreated.
Various streets, including Amir Kabir, Moshir ul-Dowleh, Danesh, and Hezardastan crossings, were the scene of the youth of Isfahan confronting repressive agents. From various corners of New Shapour district, fire and heavy smoke pop up and the streets are full of rock and brick.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, hailed the brave people of Isfahan and their courageous uprising against the tyranny of the mullahs, and said: “The brave and proud young people who are struggling with the tear gas and brutality of oppressive forces in New Shapour, are the messengers of the freedom of the homeland from the clutches of a brutal regime that has occupied Iran in the name of religion”. She called the public, especially the youth, to support the uprisers in Isfahan, Karaj and Shiraz.
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new protest erupts again in Karaj with chants of 'death to the dictator'
People, especially the youth of Karaj, northwest of Tehran are pouring into the streets again on Wednesday, August 1st to demonstrate. The protesters are chanting 'death to the dictator' and 'Guns Tanks, fireworks, the mullahs must get lost.' The protest is ongoing as this report is being prepared.
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Iran Truckers' Strike hit the 14th day
more than 140 cities from all of Iran 31 provinces joined the strike.

Sunday marked the 14th day of truck driver's strike in dozens of major cities in Iran. These cities include, Tabriz, Maragheh, Urumieh, Isfahan, Zarrin-shahr, Najaf-Abad, Shahr-e Kord, Lordegan, Farrokh-shahr, Jajarm, Ahvaz, Khorram-shahr, Behbahan, Mamasani, marvdahst, Zarghan, Kerman, Kermanshah, Yasouj, Gargan, Khorram-Abad, Chaloos, Saveh, Arak, Bandar-Abbas and Yazd.
Truck drivers were on strike at Ghazvin Terminal. More than a thousand trucks were seen parked at Mobarakeh Terminal joining the nationwide strike

Last week more than 140 cities from all of Iran 31 provinces joined the strike. Truck drivers began their strike on July 22 in protest to low income rates and high tariffs set by the government as well as the increasing prices of equipment and spare parts for their vehicles.
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Truck drivers began their strike on July 22 in protest to low income rates and high tariffs set by the government as well as the increasing prices of equipment and spare parts for their vehicles.


Tuesday, July 31, 2018

#1988Massacre-#Ian-30th anniversary of the #massacre:of 30,000 political prisoners & #MaryamRajavi’s remarks



UN Geneva, 30th Anniversary of 1988 Massacre in Iran
On Friday, September 14, 2018. 30 years after the massacre of 30000 political prisoners in Iran on 1988, a conference was held in European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, this conference was sponsored by the following Non-Governmental Organizations:
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Geneva conference calls for inquiry into the massacre of Iranian political prisoners
In a conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, dignitaries, and politicians reiterated the need to investigate the execution of thousands of Iranian political prisoners in 1988 and to bring the perpetrators, many of whom continue to hold positions of power in the Iranian regime, to account.
At the time, Ruhollah Khomeini, then-Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime, issued a fatwa, in which he ordered all political prisoners affiliated with the PMOI/MEK to be executed unless they repented their support for the Iranian opposition group. Tens of thousands of political prisoners were tried in 15-minute trials and more than 30,000 people were executed in the span of a few months.
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Iran’s 1988 massacre

Maryam Rajavi, National Council of Resistance of Iran president, condemned Iranian authorities for ‘crimes against humanity’
30 years after Iran’s 1988 massacre, international action is necessary
Three decades have passed from the horrible summer of 1988 when Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners, most of whom being members and supporters of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
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WORLD EXCLUSIVE: JFK's nephew says terror state Iran can no longer 'co-exist with US'
American politician Mr Kennedy spoke to Daily Star Online on the eve of the 30th anniversary of the execution of an estimated 30,000 political prisoners by so-called Death Commission in Iran.
The former US Congressman – a member of political royalty the Kennedy family – warned of the threat the regime poses and branded it a “metropolis of Islamic extremism”.
He told Daily Star Online the world must stand beside protesters within Iran who are calling for the end of the regime ruled over by the Ayatollah
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Iran Opposition President Meets with Mr. Patrick Kennedy
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi welcomed former U.S. congressman Patrick Kennedy in Paris to discuss the Iranian regime’s critical situation, the continued protests and uprisings across the country, and the regime resorting to terrorism in the face of escalating domestic and international crises.
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Maryam Rajavi &former U.S. congressman Patrick Kennedy

Iranian communities’ international conference in 20 cities commemorates 30th anniversary of 1988 massacre
Lending support to the uprisings for the overthrow of the Iranian regime and to the democratic alternative, the National Council of Resistance of Iran
Iranians commemorated the 30,000 political prisoners massacred in 1988 in Iran, in an online conference simultaneously held in 20 major cities and capitals of Europe and North America.
The participants declared support for the Iranian people’s uprising to overthrow the regime and for the National Council of Resistance of Iran as the regime’s democratic alternative.
Patrick Kennedy extended his salutes to the resistance units inside Iran and said the Iranian uprising today was rooted in the sacrifices of the heroes of 1988. He said the Iranian people have rejected the shah’s dictatorship and the mullahs’ theocracy, and seek a free republic. Patrick Kennedy called for the expulsion of all agents of the Iranian regime in Europe and the U.S. who are operating under various pretexts. He reiterated his support for the Iranian people’s resistance under the leadership of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi.
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prosecute perpetrators of 1988 massacre and those in charge of four decades of crimes in Iran
The mullahs’ spies and mercenaries must be expelled and
 the world community must stand by the people of Iran in their uprising for freedom

Iranian communities’ global conference upholds 30th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners
A global video conference was held by Iranian communities on Saturday, August 25, 2018, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran upon Khomeini’s decree for the genocide in 1988. The conference connected 20 cities in France, Germany, Britain, the Netherlands, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland, Italy, Austria, Romania and Canada. A number of political dignitaries attended and addressed the conference where members and representatives of Iranian communities in Europe and Canada participated and delivered speeches. A number of eyewitnesses to the massacre and former political prisoners also testified at this event.
The conference started with remarks by Maryam Rajavi, honoring the heroes of 1988 and elaborating on their impact as an inspiration to the steadfastness of the organized Iranian Resistance for freedom and nationwide uprisings in Iran.
“For three decades, the international community has been silent over the massacre of political prisoners in Iran. As a result, the mullahs have continued with impunity to violate human rights in Iran, crack down on public protests, launch terrorist operations, and wage catastrophic wars in the Middle East and other countries. Now, the time has come to end this silence.”
These were part of the remarks made by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
Link of the full text of her remarks

Link of the full text of the National Council of Resistance of Iran statment
Link of the full text of  Patrick Kennedy

Maryam Rajavi: Massacred heroes inspire protesters in revolting cities
Maryam Rajavi: Massacred heroes inspire protesters in revolting cities
The media express:Conference commemorates the 30th anniversary of Iran 1988 massacre

Resistance Units remembering the 1988 massacre victims
Victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran, among the over 30,000 political prisoners executed by the mullahs’ regime simply for pledging loyalty to the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) are being remembered these days by members of resistance units across Iran.
Some perpetrators of this horrific tragedy are currently serving in various posts of the Iranian regime. They intended to completely uproot the PMOI/MEK, only to see that even 30 years later, those very martyrs are now the inspiration of a new generation in this ongoing struggle by the Iranian people to establish freedom in their country.
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MASSACRE OF IRANIAN POLITICAL PRISONERS LOYAL TO THE PMOI / MEK SEES ITS 30TH ANNIVERSARY

Many people do not know about the fatwa that was issued by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini on August 25, 1988, that culminated in the execution of 30,000 Iranian political prisoners. Those familiar with the tragedy call it “the biggest massacre of political prisoners since World War II.”
Khomeini targeted members and those loyal to the opposition group, People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).
A new group has arisen, called Justice for Victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI), who seek to bring attention to the victims and survivors of this massacre, and to bring justice to those who participated in the killings. The victims were hurriedly buried in unmarked mass graves, and many of those who served on the “Death Commissions” sentencing thousands of people to mass executions, still hold high positions of the current Iranian regime.

Iran’s 1988 massacre: End the 30-year injustice
A tragedy unfortunately gone unnoticed by the international community is the massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners by the Iranian regime in the summer of 1988. A variety of victims included mostly members and supporters of the Iranian regime opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) sent to the gallows after two-minute kangaroo trials as the so-called judges only asked if they continue to pledge allegiance and/or support to the PMOI/MEK.

Iran Regime Arrests Family Members of the Victims of 1988 Massacre
Simultaneous with the 30th anniversary of the massacre of political prisoners in 1988, and while the nationwide uprising continues, the ruling religious fascism in Iran, in fear of the rise in Justice-Seeking Movement, has arrested a number of families of these martyrs.
In an instance in Gorgan, a number of family members of martyr Mohsen Mehrani, including Dr. Mojtaba Mehrani, dentist and 67 years old, Masih Mehrani, 62, and ladies Sousan Mehrani, 55, Mohaddaseh Mehrani, 50, and Elnaz, 28, (daughter of Mohaddaseh Mehrani), were arrested on July 19, 2018. There is no news about the detainees. Mohsen Mehrani was executed in 1988 during the massacre of political prisoners in Gorgan prison.
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Iranian opposition president commemorates 1988 massacre victims
 A conference held in the Paris District 1 City Hall on August 3 commemorated the memory of the victims of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. The conference was accompanied by an exhibition of the pictures of some of the victims and the mass graves where the Iranian regime has buried them.
During the conference, Jean Francois Legaret, mayor of Paris’ 1st District, and other speakers underscored the necessity to conduct international investigation into this crime against humanity and to try the perpetrators of this crime in an international court of law.
In a message to the conference, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance (NCRI), thanked the attendants for helping keep the memory of the murdered political prisoners alive.
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Al Arabiya , 10 August 2018-
Taking stock of Iran’s crimes against humanity 30 years after 1988 massacre

On July 26, Amnesty International renewed its warning of many years that the theocratic regime in Iran is destroying all the evidence of 1988 massacre of political prisoners. Since the massacre the only visible proof of it are mass graves where bodies of the prisoners were piled up.
There is also a constant reminder for the rest of us that such heinous crime has not been thoroughly investigated by an independent international commission.
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Iran Regime Destroy Mass Graves as Part of Cover-Up
The Iranian Regime has already begun destroying the mass graves of political prisoners secretly executed by the mullahs’ security forces in the 1980s, despite a plea from Amnesty International to halt the desecration and allow an investigation to take place.
On July 20, some of the relatives of those killed during the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, mainly members of the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK), visited one of the secret gravesites, located behind Behesht-Abad Cemetery in District 5 of the Padadshahr Padad area in the city of Ahvaz, only to find that the graves of their loved ones had been destroyed. The Ahvaz site served as the burial site for those killed during the 1988 massacre and for dissidents killed by the Regime between 1981 and 1984.
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MEK activists expose Iranian regime’s efforts to destroy evidence of mass executions
 In 1988, under the order of Iranian regime supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini, the Iranian regime executed more than 30,000 political prisoners, the majority being members and supporters of PMOI/MEK.
At the time, the regime needed to eliminate the opposition to consolidate its power at one of its most critical moments. The victims were executed in the span of mere months and their bodies were tossed into mass graves scattered across Iran.
The regime thought it could keep the 1988 massacre silent. Since then, the MEK has tried to bring the world attention to this heinous crime, which the regime has constantly denied. But three decades later, its crimes are catching up with it. Since 2016, an international movement led by the MEK has been documenting and publishing details of the 1988 massacre and exposing the authorities who were involved in the crimes.
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Maryam Rajavi calls for urgent action to prevent destruction of the graves of victims
 and removing the traces of the 1988 massacre in Iran
Maryam Rajavi, urged the UN Secretary General, the UN Security Council, the UN Human Rights Council, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, and international human rights organizations to immediately take action to prevent the Iranian regime’s systematic destruction of the graves of victims  of the 1988 massacre in Iran and removal of the traces of this massacre throughout the country, particularly in Ahvaz.
As the clerical regime’s efforts to prevent the growth of the Call-for-Justice movement has failed and it has not managed to send the massacre of Iranian political prisoners into oblivion, the ruling mullahs are desperately trying to remove the traces for this massacre in a bid to evade the consequences of this genocide and great crime against humanity, Maryam Rajavi added.





MARYAM RAJAVI’S MESSAGE TO THE EXHIBITION ON 1988 MASSACRE IN IRAN AT THE PARIS DISTRICT 1 CITY HALL

Thirty years are gone but not their memories. The memories of the victims of the 1988 massacre continue to awaken the conscience of Iranian society and inspire them to rise. Those prisoners are continuing to have their impact. Their impact could be seen on two levels:
On the one hand, in the struggle against the ruling regime. We can see this in the Call-for-Justice movement. The movement has been expanding since two years ago when it started, and continues to grow. PMOI supporters obtained new documents on the massacre during this campaign. And the campaign has helped build tremendous pressure on the regime as if the massacre had taken place just recently.
In the past eight months, Iranian protesters have been remembering the steadfast political prisoners in their cities and how they were massacred for freedom. They remember their cause, what they sacrificed their lives for, and what their message is for today.
Just this week, the people of the cities of Karaj, Isfahan, Shiraz and several other cities of the country took to the streets and demonstrated against the mullahs. This movement has been persisting for eight months throughout the country.
This movement has alarmed the mullahs. To break out of this crisis, they planned a terrorist plot against the annual gathering of the Iranian Resistance in Paris on June 30. The terrorist operation failed to reach its goal but showed that the murderers of those 30,000 political prisoners stop at nothing to physically eliminate their opposition.
The West has remained silent over the past years on mullahs’ terrorism and on the massacre of political prisoners in Iran. So, the mullahs have found themselves immune to the international consequences of their crimes. The time has come to end such immunity.
I hope that France would lead the initiative for a new drive to defend human rights in Iran and pursue the case of those massacred in 1988. It is absolutely essential that the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights starts an independent probe into this case and the UN Security Council prepares the arrangements for the prosecution of the leaders of the Iranian regime and those responsible for this massacre.
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Dear compatriots,
The thirtieth anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, the red roses of freedom, is a day of taking pride for every freedom-loving Iranian and every Iranian protester who has opted to topple the mullahs’ religious dictatorship.
The PMOI members and other freedom-loving combatants who were massacred in 1988, stood tall when hanged from the gallows so that the Iranian nation could be proud in one of the darkest eras of her history.
Khomeini wished to remove every single trace of them, so that nothing would remain of their graves and even of their names. But they were neither forgotten nor silenced. To the contrary, they rose up again from fameless towns and cities, from Izeh, Doroud, Ghahdarijan, Touyserkan, Baneh, Kazerun and Chabahar, to fuel the flames of the uprising in December/January and spread the protests all across the country.
This is their nocturnal song whispering in our ears:
I am the bird of fire
I am burning in the flames of my blazing love
When I completely burn
and the flames of my restless spirit subside,
I will rise again
from below the ashes
and start life anew
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Excerpts from speech Sir Geoffrey Robertson, the former UN tribunal chief Judge on Sierra Leon, on the 1988 massacre of the political prisoners in Iran
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Three Decades After Mass Executions In Iran – OpEd

Three decades ago, in the summer of 1988 Iranian regime committed the most heinous crime since World War II — It executed 30,000 political prisoners in the country’s prisons. Prisons were overcrowded with young men and women arrested on charges as ridiculous as reading a newspaper published by Iran’s main opposition and now an underground movement the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
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30th anniversary of 1988 massacre in Iran
Thirty years ago in the summer of 1988 Iranian regime under Khomeini committed a crime unprecedented since Second World War. In a few months 30000 political prisoners were executed in Iran. The prisoners were severing their sentences. The order was to exterminate all prisoners still believing in the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The majority of prisoners were members and supporters of the MEK. The regime saw the MEK as its main rival and enemy.
A four members “Death Commission,” as it is famous among Iranian political prisoners oversaw the massacre of 30000 political prisoners in 1988.
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The Red Carnation Speaks Out About 1988 Massacre
As autumn rain fell washing away the despairing soil, the earth gradually revealed in shame the shocking secret it bore within– the evidence of a monstrous crime.
During the summer of 1988, following a religious decree (fatwa) issued by Khomeini, the then-supreme leader of mullahs’ regime in Iran, over 30,000 political prisoners were murdered in a two-month nationwide execution spree.
The decree immediately sent anyone in prisons who would be considered an “enemy of Islam” to the gallows. No court hearing.  No defense.  And, no mercy.
The victims’ bodies were never delivered to the families. Instead, they were buried secretly overnight in mass graves at remote burial sites.
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