MEK is highly committed to ending mullahs’ rule
Iranian opposition annual conference in Ashraf 3 – July 13, 2019 – Tirana, Albania
The five-day event that took place this past week in Ashraf 3, home to members of the Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), in Tirana, the capital of Albania, dazzled many eyes to the outstanding strength and the striking organizational clout of the PMOI/MEK who were relocated less than 3 years ago from Iraq.
This almost a week-long demonstration of force and aptitude also attracted many reporters to see closely how organized and capable the PMOI/MEK is. Among many reports and coverages aired during and following these events, The Washington Times article written by Tod Wood stands out.
The following is an extract from that article, titled “Something changed this week in Albania
Five days that can shake Iran
Ashraf 3, home to members of Iran's main opposition group, the People's Mojahedin (Mujahedin-e Khalq, PMOI or MEK) in Albania, has just witnessed five days of intense political activity with a number of conferences and exhibitions involving resistance members and local and international political figures, at a time when Iran is in the news against a backdrop of regional and international tensions.
Events of the last five days in Ashraf 3 have strategic significance for Iran’s current situation:
The unveiling of Ashraf 3 constitutes a victory for the Iranian opposition. Previously, when MEK members were situated in Iraq, the mullahs tried repeatedly to annihilate the group physically, politically and socially. The establishment of Ashraf 3 in Albania, nowadays part of the free world and out of the reach of the mullahs and their mercenaries, is the last thing Khamenei and his regime needed in their times of trouble. Ashraf 3 is the victorious culmination of a decade of resistance again terrorist, regional and political efforts to bring an end to the MEK. Instead the MEK has emerged stronger, more acceptable, and invincible at this critical juncture.
The international impasse and the regional crisis in which the mullahs’ regime is entrenched reflects, and at times hides, the deep social crisis that, for more than a year, has engulfed the regime in the shape of organized, well-aimed social activities especially by Iranian youth and women. Despite brutal repression, the mullahs have been unable to curb the growing qualitative and quantitative reach of this social crisis.
In parallel with events inside the country, the long and winding road from Ashraf 1 (Camp Ashraf in Iraq) to Ashraf 3, now behind the Resistance thanks to a long international mobilization of support for more than ten years, has given birth to a strong political trend in the international arena against the mullahs. Like the Resistance itself, this political trend has blocked the path of Western appeasement towards the mullahs, and in its evolution, it has found its way to the highest decision-making centers of the world.
The firmness witnessed in the words of the Resistance's international supporters during the five-day program went further than support for NCRI president-elect Maryam Rajavi’s 10-point plan for the future of Iran: they demanded that leaders of the mullahs’ regime by put on trial. This is a clear complement to the general disavowal of Iran's regime in the international arena.
Perpetrators of Iran's 1988 Massacre Must Be Held Accountable
Iranian opposition calls for accountability of regime officials involved in 1988 massacre
Albanian, July 15, 2019 - International dignitaries from many countries joined Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), at a conference calling for the accountability of Iranian regime officials involved in the summer 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners across Iran. Most of these victims were members or supporters of the Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
This conference was held in Ashraf 3, home to PMOI/MEK members in Tirana, Albania, following a series of other events and panels on the sidelines of the NCRI’s annual conference.
The conference was narrated by Behzad Naziri, a PMOI/MEK member who witnessed the first-hand glimpse of the mullahs’ human rights violations and survived the Iranian regime’s dungeons after enduring several years of unspeakable tortures. Several of the survivors of the regime’s dungeons gave testimonies of the atrocities committed in Iran’s prisons in the conference.
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Maryam Rajavi: The 1988 massacre is tied to Iran's freedom and futureCalling for justice for the 1988 massacre – Ashraf 3
Women's Rights Panel on Day 4 of the Free Iran Convention at the MEK's Headquarters
An international conference is underway, with the theme: "Women in the Iranian Resistance - Defying the Misogynist Regime, Paying the Price of Freedom". Women’s rights activists and dignitaries from across the world are attending the conference in Ashraf 3, home to members of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK) in Albania. These prominent figures are voicing support for women of Iran, who have been leading the struggle for freedom in the past decades. The event's keynote speaker is Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi. Attendants are expressing support for Maryam Rajavi's 10-point plan for a future free Iran.
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Maryam Rajavi: Women’s Progress in the Resistance Movement is Indebted to an Incessant Battle Against Reactionary and Exploitive Thoughts
At the “Free Iran” women’s conference in Ashraf 3, where women’s rights activists and dignitaries from around the world attended to express support for the Iranian Resistance, and to defying the misogynist regime ruling Iran, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, NCRI, welcomed the guests to Ashraf 3, home to members of the Iranian opposition, People’s Mojahedin of Iran, MEK.
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Free Iran” conference of Arab dignitaries in Ashraf 3
Albania, July 14, 2019 - Dignitaries from several countries across the Middle East and North Africa attended a conference in Ashraf 3, home to members of the Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Tirana, Albania. These prominent figures voiced their support for a free Iran and the ten-point plan presented by Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The conference was moderated by Anouar Malek, prominent writer and former Syrian correspondent in the Arab Union.
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European dignitaries voicing support for a “Free Iran” in Ashraf 3
Albania, July 14, 2019 - Dignitaries from several countries across Europe and Canada attended a conference in Ashraf 3, home to members of the Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Tirana, Albania. These prominent figures voiced their support for a free Iran and the ten-point plan presented by Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The conference was moderated by British MP Matthew Offord.
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Annual #FreeIran Conference at the Mek's Headquarters in Albania
The annual ‘Free Iran’ conference of the Iranian opposition is underway today, July 13, 2019. The event is being held for the first time at ‘Ashraf 3’, the headquarters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK or PMOI) in Albania. Hundreds of lawmakers, officials and dignitaries from around the world have flocked to Albania to join the 2019 Free Iran conference. Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi is the event’s keynote speaker. We’ll be updating this page with the latest reports from the event.
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MARYAM RAJAVI: We Will Take Back Iran
July 13, 2019 - Speech at the Free Iran Gathering at Ashraf 3
Maryam Rajavi, the president of the Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran, NCRI, the keynote speaker of the Free Iran rally in Ashraf 3, welcomed the supporters of the Resistance in his speech on July 13, 2019.
The following is the speech by Maryam Rajavi in Ashraf 3
At MEK Rally, Giuliani Tells Iran Regime’s Leaders: You Are Mass Murderers, ‘You Have to Go!’
Iranian People and History are Forging Ahead on the Path Towards Certain Victory: Maryam Rajavi
On the second day of a 5-day international event in Ashraf 3, Albania, dignitaries from around the world joined Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the president of the National Council of Resistance of Iran taking a tour at a very magnificent, and astonishing exhibition of 120,000 martyrs and the PMOI heroes and heroines, and also take part in the conference titled “120 Years of Struggle of the Iranian People for Freedom”. The Friday event also featured speeches by Mrs. Rajavi and other dignitaries.
The following is the speech by Mrs. Maryam Rajavi at the exhibition
A museum in Ashraf honoring more than a century of the Iranian people’s struggle for freedom and democracy
On Friday, the second leg of a 5-day event held in Ashraf 3, home to thousands of Iranian opposition members, weighed in the situation in Iran and the role played by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as the main Iranian opposition group.
Hundreds of dignitaries and VIPs from across the globe delivered speeches at the conference about the ongoing struggle in Iran seeking to establish freedom and democracy. International reporters and journalist are on hand to provide coverage to these events.
Washington Times special reporter Eric J. Lyman posted an article titled, “Leading Iranian dissident group sets up new 'base' in Albania.”
The following is an extract of this article.
Honoring the Iranian People’s Struggle for Freedom: Opposition Conference in Ashraf 3 - Albania
Albania, July 12, 2019 - Renowned dignitaries from across the globe gathered in Ashraf 3, home to members of the Iranian opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), to attend a conference on over a century of the Iranian people’s struggle for freedom.
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi honoring Iranian Resistance martyrs at the Memorial Wall in Ashraf 3 - July 12, 2019
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), was the keynote speaker at the event. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Senator Ingrid Betancourt, former Columbian presidential candidate; Senator Joe Lieberman, former vice presidential candidate; MEP and former French defense minister Michèle Alliot-Marie; and British MP Matthew Offord, among others, attended the conference and also delivered speeches honoring the Iranian people’s ongoing resistance to establish democracy and human rights in Iran.
The speakers focused on the continuous protests across Iran and the MEK's role in the unrest, the regime's terrorism and cyber terror, human rights violations under the mullahs’ rule, the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners consisting mostly of MEK members and supporters, and the MEK's perseverance in Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty under attacks in Iraq.
Prior to the conference, Mrs. Rajavi and the distinguished guests took part in a ceremony honoring the Iranian Resistance martyrs at the Memorial Wall in Ashraf 3.
120 Years of Struggle by Iran's People for Freedom: Iranian Opposition MEK Conference in Albania
Ashraf-3, home to Iran’s democratic opposition in Albania, is hosting the second of a series of conference about Iran and the alternative that exists to the mullahs’ regime. Today’s conference is titled: "120 years of struggle of the Iranian people for freedom." Several thousand members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq, PMOI or MEK) reside at Ashraf-3. The NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee will be covering the event live as it unfolds. We'll be live-steaming and tweeting the event beginning 15.45 European time on July 12, 2019. See below for updates.
Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), was the keynote speaker at the event.
Other speaker include:
• Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York
• Ingrid Betancourt, former Colombian Senator and Presidential candidate
• Michèle Alliot-Marie, French Foreign, Defense, Justice and Interior Minister of France
• Joe Lieberman, former United States Senator
• Matthew Offord, Member of Parliament of the United Kingdom
Policy on Iran & a Viable Alternative
Iran is the topic of a major international conference today, July 11, 2019, in Ashraf-3, Albania. Prominent speakers will be discussing policy options for the US, Europe and their allies in dealing with the Iranian crisis. They will also reflect on the role of the democratic Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq, PMOI or MEK) in the country's future. The conference's title is: "Policy on Iran & a Viable Alternative." Ashraf-3 is home to thousands of MEK members in Albania. The NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee will be covering the event live as it unfolds. See below for updates.
Mayor Rudy Giuliani – Former Mayor of New Yor
Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield – Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State
General James Conway – Former Commandant of the U.S. Marines Corps
Ivan Sascha Sheehan – University of Baltimore
Ambassador Robert Joseph – Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control
Hon. John Baird – Former Foreign Minister of Canada
Senator Robert Torricelli – Former United States Senator
Mayor Rudy Giuliani Meets Maryam Rajavi in Albania
Albania, July 11, 2019 - On Thursday, July 11, a meeting took place in Ashraf 3, located in Tirana, the capital of Albania between Iranian opposition president, Maryam Rajavi and Mayor Rudy Giuliani, US president, Donald Trump’s personal attorney. Ashraf 3 is home to thousands of Iranian opposition MEK members.
The two discussed the latest situation in Iran and the region including the continuing anti-regime protests across the country, the regime’s vulnerable state, and its malign activities in the Middle East region.
Mrs. Rajavi reiterated that the Iranian regime faces an explosive society, an organized resistance movement, and a different international environment. “As a result of the expansion of the Resistance units and their activities nationwide coupled with the regime’s inability to address any of the underlying problems facing Iranian people, the prospect for overthrowing this regime has never been brighter,” she said, adding, “it is time for the world community to recognize the rightful demand of the Iranian people to topple the ruling religious dictatorship.”
Recalling that the U.S. President and Secretary of State have repeatedly declared this is a corrupt regime and the people of Iran have been its longest suffering victims, Mayor Giuliani emphasized that America stands on the side of the Iranian people and supports their struggle for freedom.
MEK Vows to Step up Fight Against Iran Regime From Ashraf-3 Base in Albania - Washington Times
Iran: Mullahs’ warmongering to cloak the crisis threatening their rule
An international delegation visited Ashraf 3, home to members of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) in Albania, and took part in an international conference with Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
The conference, titled “Mullahs’ Regime, Source of War and Instability in The Region; Iranian Resistance, Messenger of Peace and Freedom,” hosted a number of European parliamentarians alongside political, legal and religious dignitaries from across Europe and Australia.
The speakers emphasized the necessity to adopt a firm policy in the face of the Iranian regime’s warmongering and terrorism and hold the mullahs accountable for their human rights violations and crimes against the Iranian people.
The attendees also voiced their solidarity with the Iranian people’s uprising and Resistance and emphasized on their support for the NCRI as the democratic alternative for Iran and Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point plan for a free and a democratic Iran.
Speech of Maryam Rajavi to the international gathering entitled, “Mullahs’ regime, source of war and instability in the region”
NTERNATIONAL DELEGATION VISIT ASHRAF 3, THE IRANIAN OPPOSITION HOME IN ALBANIA