Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, February 10, 2020—On February 6, rebellious youths attacked the office of Ahmad Alamolhoda, the representative of the Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei in Mashhad. The act was filmed by the rebellious youths from close range.
Alamolhoda is, in fact, the most powerful and notorious man in the regime’s hierarchy in Mashhad. He is responsible for the suppression of people in Mashhad and the murder of many protesters in the city during uprisings. In other words, he is the most hated person in Mashhad.
Alamolhoda has a savage background and has many speeches that show his strong beliefs in human rights violation. He was in charge of an IRGC base in Tehran (the then-called Committees of Islamic Revolution) from 1981 to 1983, and his main task was to hunt down members of opposition groups, including PMOI/MEK, in the streets. His other task was to suppress the people.
He is now the representative of Ali Khamenei in Mashhad and a member of the regime’s Guardian Council, the body that oversees all legal and legislative matters in the country. Ebrahim Raisi, the head of the judiciary and one of the key judges of the 1988 massacre, is his son in law.
He believes that the phenomenon of having no hijab for women is “gender apartheid.” In this way, he describes improper veil (hijab) of women as the “worst sin” and has demanded the regime’s paramilitary forces (Basij) to confront those women. Alamolhoda is also against any concert. A few months ago, he forcefully canceled a concert in Mashhad and described music and concerts as an insult to the religious city of Mashhad. “Acting against the Velayat-e Faqih (rule of mullahs or their califate) is acting against God and Quran,” he stated. Among his savage speeches, Alamolhoda stated that the UK Ambassador to Iran should be chopped to pieces.
The rebellious youths’ act against the office of Alamolhoda is not a simple attack, but also is a “decisive No” to the environment of suppression imposed by Alamolhoda and the regime on Mashhad. As more chinks show in the regime’s armor of repression, the rebellious youths are becoming capable of dealing severe blows to the regime.
Mashhad city is the second-largest city in Iran after the capital Tehran. It is also one of the most important cities due to the existence of Imam Reza Shrine (the eighth Imam in Shia’s history). Mashhad is also one of the rebellious cities that started two huge uprisings. On December 28, 2017, the outraged people of Mashhad started a nationwide uprising in Iran against the mullahs’ regime.
Shifting from Mashhad to other cities, the rebellious youths crossed out the regime’s propaganda signs that portray the terrorist Qasem Soleimani as a hero of the Iranian people. This latest move comes against the backdrop of many similar incidents where the people destroy banners of Soleimani across Iran. In the cities of Shiraz, Babolsar, Abadan and Dezful, rebellious youth torched banners and posters of Qasem Soleimani installed in public places.
Rebellious youth set fire to banners of Qasem Soleimani in Iran-Feb 4, 2020
Meanwhile, PMOI/MEK Resistance Units in Iran continue their struggle against the regime by installing banners of Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and the President-elect of National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Maryam Rajavi. Installing the banners sends the message of the Iranian Resistance to the Iranian people. On the other hand, installing posters of leaders of the Iranian Resistance is declaring the highest level of war against the regime—The regime has declared on numerous occasions that Rajavi and the PMOI/MEK is its main enemy and the most serious threat to its dictatorship. The timing of these acts is also very important. While the regime trying to force suppressed people to vote in its upcoming parliamentary election, the Iranian people’s banners show that they vote for the regime change in Iran rather than electing the butchers of protesters in previous vast protests.
In Behbahan, Resistance Units installed banners of Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi writing “Down with Khamenei. My vote is Rajavi.”
In the capital, Tehran, Resistance Units put up a poster of Maryam Rajavi and wrote: “My vote is to overthrow of the regime.” Another Resistance Unit wrote, “Down with tyrant, be it the Shah or the leader [Ali Khamenei], viva Mojahedin.” They also insisted on triggering further uprisings in the country and wrote “Uprisings will continue until the overthrow of the regime. Down with Khamenei.”
In the city of Tabriz, the Resistance Units wrote the slogan “Down with tyrant, be it the Shah or the leader [Ali Khamenei], viva Mojahedin.”
In Arak as well, they wrote “Down with tyrant, be it the Shah or the leader [Ali Khamenei]/Viva Rajavi, Down with Khamenei/My vote is to overthrow the regime”