Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, April 11, 2020—The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei wants to preserve his rule at the cost of countless lives of innocent Iranians. Already more than 23,900 people have died from COVID-19 in Iran in 261 cities across all of Iran’s 31 provinces.
But Khamenei tried to minimize the situation in his remarks broadcast by state-rub television on April 9 by calling COVID-19 “a very small problems in comparison to others.” He also confirmed false statistics provided by Rouhani’s government on COVID-19 death toll by saying, “About statistics, many good things have been said and the national radio and television acted very well.”
This is the reason why the brave generation of Iranian youth call that “Coronavirus outbreak is the guilt of the Iranian regime and mullahs.” In recent days various Iranian cities have witnessed activities organized by Iranian Resistance Units, a network of People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) activists across the country, echoing the Iranian people’s desire to overthrow the mullahs’ regime. The MEK Resistance Units represent the will of the Iranian nation for regime change and the establishment of freedom, democracy and peace.
On Friday, April 10, members of the Resistance Units in Tehran, Isfahan, Mashhad and Arak installed huge banners of Iranian Resistance leaders Maryam and Massoud Rajavi with the slogans “Those innocent lives lost will have consequences for the regime, we must rise up, fight against it and take back Iran” and “Iran is blazing. The people of Iran want neither the coronavirus nor the mullahs.” They also saluted the dedicated and brave doctors and nurses working tirelessly to help COVID-19 victims. Supporters of the MEK chanted “We salute the nurses and doctors who are pride for the Iranian nation” and “In dedication to medical cadres who give their own lives to save patients.”
On the same day, defiant youths in Isfahan and Tehran torched an IRGC Basij Base and burned posters of Qassem Soleimani, the regime’s chief terrorist who was killed in a drone strike earlier this year. Basij, a subsidiary of the terrorist-designated Revolutionary Guards, is the Iranian regime’s paramilitary force and the most hated suppressive group that is used to crack down on protests and demonstrations such as the November nationwide uprising.
Apr 10, 2020 - Rebellious Youth target an IRGC Basij base
Another Basij base in Mahshahr was torched on April 9 by the rebellious youths, while posters and pictures of regime leaders, including Khamenei and Soleimani were burned in Shiraz and Behbahan.
Apr 9, 2020 - Rebellious Youth attack an IRGC Basij base
Also on April 9, the brave Resistance Units in Tehran installed huge banners of Maryam and Massoud Rajavi with the slogan: “The mullahs do not want Iran, and Iran and all Iranians do not want the mullahs.”
On April 8, the Sadeghiyeh propaganda center for spreading fundamentalism and Sharia Law was set on fire by the rebellious youths of Shiraz.
Apr 8 2020 - Rebellious Youth target an IRGC Basij base
In other cities such as Tehran, Isfahan, Behbahan, Semnan and Borujerd the members of the MEK Resistance Units installed posters and handwritten slogans on walls reading: “We will resist and fight the virus and the ruling theocracy”, “The mullahs sow the seeds of hopelessness and passivity. We must rebel against it” and “The choice of Iran’s brave generation is the overthrow of Khamenei’s rule.”
Similar activities were carried out on April 7 by the members of the MEK Resistance Units in Tehran, Mashhad, Isfahan, Kerman, Mahshahr (Karaj), Rafsanjan and Qom with the slogan “We will resist and fight the virus and the ruling theocracy. This is our raison d’être.”
Additionally, posters of Ali Khamenei and Qassem Soleimani were torched in Shiraz.
Apr 7, 2020 - Rebellious Youth torch regime's icons
On April 6, several IRGC Basij bases and centers for spreading fundamentalism and Sharia Law were torched in Tehran, Shiraz and Mashhad while posters of Khamenei were burned and demolished.
April 6, 2020 - Rebellious Youth target IRGC Basij bases
In Behbahan, Shiraz, Karaj, Shahr-e-Rey and Gorgan members of the MEK Resistance Units echoed remarks of the Iranian Resistance leaders by writing slogans and installing posters on walls. They emphasized that the “The mullahs’ end is near” and they will “resist and fight the virus and the ruling theocracy. The mullahs sow the seeds of hopelessness and passivity. We must rebel against it.”
In Shiraz, Qazvin and Urmia the Iranian Resistance Units commemorated the anniversary of the April 8, 2011 attack on Camp Ashraf, Iran, in which 36 MEK members were killed by the Iraqi forces at the behest of the Iranian regime. They reaffirmed the last words of Saba Haftbaradan, one of the brave women of Ashraf, who died due to lack of medical aid and to much bleeding. The Resistance Units echoed Saba’s last words and said, “We salute the April 8, 2011 martyrs in Ashraf and as Saba who said, ‘we’ll stand until the end.’”