Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, January 9, 2020—While Iranian regime officials continue to mourn the death of former Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force chief Qasem Soleimani, members of “Resistance Units” and supporters of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) across the country are celebrating this event, which has been to the benefit of the Iranian people and the nations of the Middle East region. The regime has engaged in widespread efforts to portray Soleimani as a national hero. The activities of the Resistance Units reflect the views and desires of millions of Iranians inside the country and abroad who are fed up with the ruling regime’s apparatus of repression and terror.
In Tehran, Karaj, Borazjan and Isfahan, Resistance Unit members put up posters and banners with pictures and quotes of Iranian resistance leader Massoud Rajavi and NCRI president Maryam Rajavi. “the people and resistance of Iran are resolute in overthrowing this regime,” one poster quotes Maryam Rajavi. Another bears an excerpt from a recent statement by Massoud Rajavi: “Hail to the martyrs. It is time to rise.”
In other cities, rebellious youth set fire to symbols and bases of the Iranian regime’s centers of repression. In Tehran, Karaj, Yasuj, Bandar Abbas and several other cities, the youth set fire to posters of Qasem Soleimani. In Lordegan, the rebellious youth set fire to the entrance of a Basij base.
In Tabriz, Kermanshah and Tehran, Resistance Units distributed leaflets with messages from Massoud Rajavi calling on the regime’s armed forces to lay down their arms and surrender themselves to the people and the Resistance Units.
Yet in other places, Resistance Units took to graffiti and scribbled anti-regime slogans on walls of different buildings. “Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi,” one graffiti reads.
In Tehran, the defiant youth of Iran targeted the paramilitary Bassij base in Lavizan Street, north of Tehran, affiliated with the IRGC’s so-called Muhammed Rassoulollah Division. This division played a key role in the massacre of the people of Tehran during the nationwide uprising in November 2019.
MEK Resistance Units-Fire-IRGC Mohammad Rasoulalah-Jan 06, 2020
In Ahvaz and Isfahan, Resistance Units posted banners of Maryam Rajavi stressing that the elimination of Qasem Soleimani has dealt an irreparable blow to the Iranian regime.
In Sari, Karaj, Tehran and Isfahan, Resistance Unit members posted banners of Massoud Rajavi, calling for the continuation of the uprisings and the accountability of regime officials for their crimes. “In one word, the MEK’s goal is for the [Iranian] people to rule [their country],” one banner read.
In other cities, resistance units wrote graffiti on walls, calling for the overthrow of the regime. The Resistance Units also vowed in their messages and banners that they will continue the path of the martyrs of the November uprising.
“Democracy, freedom, with Maryam Rajavi,” wrote a Resistance Unit in Qeshm, an island in southern Iran.
Also this week, in Karaj, Resistance Units posted stroked-out pictures of Ebrahim Raisi, the chief justice of the Iranian regime, as he prepared to visit this city. Raisi was one of the key figures in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, mostly MEK members and supporters, in 1988.
On the same day, the defiant youth set fire to the entrance of a Basij base in Karaj to protest the entrance of Raisi in their city.
MEK Resistance Units set fire to IRGC base in Karaj-Jan 02, 2020
MEK Resistance Units and rebellious youth set fire to Qasem Soleimani's banners-Jan 07, 2020
It is worth noting that any support for the PMOI inside Iran is considered punishable by death by the mullahs’ judiciary. Back in June 2014, Gholamreza Khosravi, an MEK supporter, was arrested and executed merely for sending a small financial donation to a satellite TV network affiliated to the PMOI/MEK. “Gholamreza Khosravi Savadjani was arrested in 2008 in Rafsanjan, Kerman Province, in connection with his alleged support of the pro-PMOI (People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran) TV station Sima-ye Azadi (Voice of Freedom),” according to Amnesty International.