Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, August 5, 2020—From Saturday, August 1, to Tuesday, August 4, the Iranian Resistance Units, an internal network of activists of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), have been organizing various activities across Iran that are louder calls for regime change and an end to Tehran’s theocratic rule.
The members of Resistance Units and MEK supporters bravely took to graffiti in public places of the cities of Tehran, Tabriz, Shiraz, Mashhad, Mazandaran, Nishapur, Hashtgerd (Alborz), Babol, Kerman, Zahedan, Rasht, Doroud, Bandar Anzali, Borujerd, Hamadan, Kermanshah, Shahriar, and Karaj, spreading handwritten messages and writing slogans of the Iranian Resistance Leaders Massoud Rajavi and Maryam Rajavi on the walls.
Their slogans read:
“The mullahs’ virus has no result but mass murder”
“The key to victory is to rebel and struggle a hundred times harder”
“We are determined to restore freedom and people’s sovereignty in Iran”
“our commitment is to remain faithful to our people’s sovereignty and their vote”
“Our commitment is that we, the people of Iran and the Iranian Resistance, will overthrow the clerical regime and will reclaim Iran.”
“Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi”
On Tuesday, August 4, defiant and rebellious Iranian youths targeted an IRGC Basij base in Karaj. Basij is the most hated suppressive paramilitary force and a subsidiary of the terrorist-designated IRGC, used to crack down on protests and demonstrations such as the November 2019 nationwide uprising.
Also on Tuesday, the defiant youth torched images of the regime’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei in Tehran, Shiraz, Ahvaz, Khorramabad, Kashan, Zahedan, Masjed Soleiman, and Javanrud.
These acts are a reflection of an upset society, as many experts close to the regime have warned.
August 4, 2020-Rebellious Youth Target IRGC Bases & Posters Of Ali Khamenei
The Resistance Units also continued to commemorate the anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 Iranian political prisoners in 1988. An unprecedented crime, the 1988 massacre took place after Ruhollah Khomeini, then the regime’s supreme leader, issued a fatwa calling for the purging of Iran’s prisons of members and supporters of MEK.
The members of the Resistance Units and supporters of the MEK visited some of the known mass graves where the 1988 massacre victims were buried in secret, and spread handwritten messages in remembrance of the martyrs and calling for the prosecution of the perpetrators.
They held up signs that read:
“The blood of the martyrs of the 1988 massacre gives rise to uprisings in Iran”
“We will neither forgive nor forget the 1988 massacre of political prisoners”
“The 1988 massacre, the greatest unpunished crime against humanity”
“Commemoration of the 32nd anniversary of the 1988 massacre of thousands of MEK political prisoners and freedom fighters”
“Justice for the martyrs of the 1988 massacre”
“Down with Khamenei, hail to freedom”
Also, on Monday, August 3, the Resistance Units members commemorated the anniversary of Iran’s 1906 Constitutional Revolution, in Tehran, Hashtgerd (Alborz province), Shiraz, Nishapur, Tabriz and visited the grave of the leader of the movement Sattar Khan in Tabriz.
On August 5, 1906, after twenty years of the Iranian people’s struggle against the absolute reign of Qajar dynasty kings, they gained their first and Mozaffaraddin Shah was compelled to accept parliamentary monarchy and endorsed the mandate of Constitutional monarchy. However, this freedom-loving movement that had gained victory after two decades of struggle and sacrifice by constitutionalists was ultimately suppressed by internal enemies and external colonialist powers. Nonetheless, the movement left a deep impact on the Iranian society and became a symbol of struggle and sacrifice for freedom in the contemporary Iranian history. The MEK is a continuation of the struggle of Sattar Khan and Mossadegh for Iran’s freedom and national sovereignty.