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Iranian Resistance Units continue activities across Iran

Activities by Iranian resistance unites (June 2020)
Activities by Iranian resistance unites (June 2020)

Reporting by PMOI/MEK

Iran, June 17, 2020—The internal network of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), known as the Iranian Resistance Units, continued its activities across the country from Saturday, June 13, to Tuesday, June 16.

Various cities across Iran witnessed the activities of the Iranian Resistance Units.

Also in these days, two IRGC Basij bases were torched by the brave and defiant youth of Ivanaki (Semnan province).  Basij, a subsidiary of the terrorist-designated Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), is the Iranian regime’s paramilitary and most hated suppressive force that is used to crack down on protests and demonstrations such as the November nationwide uprising.

The rebellious youth also set on fire the images and banners of regime’s Supreme leader Ali Khamenei and founder Ruhollah Khomeini in the cities of Hamadan, Arak, Amol, Sabzevar, and Rasht.

June 13, 2020 - Rebellious Youth torch banners of Ali Khamenei

June 15, 2020 - Rebellious Youth torch posters of Ali Khamenei

The rebellious youth set on fire the image of Ruhollah Khomeini - June 16, 2020

 

The members of the Resistance Units and the supporters of the MEK in Tehran, Isfahan, Shiraz, Mashhad, Fasa, Qom, Karaj, Ahvaz, Babolsar, Aleshtar (Lorestan), Yazd, Dorud and Rudsar organized various activities that are louder calls for regime change. They took to graffiti in public places with the slogans; “Down with the principle of the Supreme Leader’s rule,” “Khamenei the sinister mullah, you are the real virus,” “The mullahs’ rule must end,” “The overthrow of the Supreme Leader’s rule is near,” “The Iranian people's wealth, which is under control of the IRGC & Khamenei must be wrested out of the mullahs' control,” “We must keep the flames of freedom and hope alive across Iran,” “We will take back Iran,” “Viva Rajavi, Down with Khamenei,” and “Democracy with Maryam Rajavi.”

These activities come at a time when trust in the regime is at an all-time low and the Iranian people are infuriated with the regime’s mishandling of the coronavirus outbreak. While regime leaders such as Khamenei and regime president Hassan Rouhani are enjoying the vast health, they refrained from supporting the people in quarantines and reopened the economy, which has resulted in another wave of COVID-19 infection across the country.

The Iranian Resistance Units also commemorated the anniversary of June 17, 2003, when offices of the Iranian Resistance were attacked by French police at the behest of Iran’s clerical regime. Eventually, the Paris Court of Appeals issued a ruling, revoking all the unjustified restrictions that were imposed on those detained.

Background

Supporters of the MEK celebrate release of Maryam Rajavi on 03 July 2003.

Supporters of the MEK celebrate release of Maryam Rajavi on 03 July 2003.

 

On June 17, 2003, some 1,300 French anti-terrorism police raided the offices of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the homes of Iranian opposition activists. French authorities claimed that the group was planning a series of terrorist attacks in Europe. An extensive search of NCRI offices revealed no evidence to substantiate any of the allegations.

In a 15-year-long legal campaign, many European lawmakers and jurists, French citizens, personalities, parliamentarians, mayors and public and political figures such as Abbé Pierre, Danielle Mitterrand, Lucie and Aubrac had called on French authorities to drop charges against officials of the opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran and put an end to what they described as harassment of opponents of Iran’s clerical regime in France.

Finally on September 16, 2014 the counterterrorism investigative judge of Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office ordered an end to the prosecution of an infamous dossier that had been opened 14 years earlier against the Iranian Resistance in a deal with the mullahs’ regime. The file was permanently closed.

The dossier was started by the absurd allegation of terrorism and financing terrorism, in the absence of any evidence related to terrorism, was diverted to financial charges such as money laundering and fraud. Now, the French judicial system stipulates that there is no evidence for the financial allegations either. As such, despite pumping of false testimonies and fabricated information, the French judiciary confirmed the falseness of all charges that had been brought against the Iranian Resistance.

The French judicial system acknowledged that the resistance of the MEK, whether in the form of the National Liberation Army (NLA) or in the PMOI operations inside Iran, has been legitimate and is not considered terrorism.