Reported by PMOI/MEK
Iran, Aug. 30, 2018 - Resistance units associated to the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) are expanding across the country and increasing their efforts, especially marking the 30th anniversary of the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners.
Recently, Iranian communities in a variety of European countries and Canada held an international conference hailing the martyrs of the 1988 crime against humanity. Maryam Rajavi, President of the Iranian opposition coalition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), delivered a speech in this conference emphasizing the importance of brining the perpetrators of this horrendous crime before justice.
“Today, those massacred heroes are not physically among us. The locations of their graves are not known and the list of their names is a secret. Speaking of their stories is forbidden and inquiring about their fate is a crime. Their song, however, continues to resonate in our hearts and minds,” she said.
“According to the information compiled and published by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran in a book entitled, Crime Against Humanity, our sisters and brothers were executed in 110 Iranian cities in a matter of a few months in 1988.
“People still remember the heroes who were hanged here and there from the gallows.
“They remember their cause and why they sacrificed their lives, and why they persevered in defending their principles to the end.
“Without doubt, they had a message by repeating this most forbidden name of our time. Their message to the generations succeeding them was: O’ you, the young men and women, who hear our unfinished stories, you should undertake the path and the cause of Massoud Rajavi!
“Thirty years have passed since the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, but the mullahs could not conceal their blood-drenched epical resistance.
“In this year’s annual gathering, I reiterated the vital importance of a viable democratic alternative as the pivotal force to advance the struggle for the overthrow of the regime.
“I explained that such an alternative requires, among others, an organization and a leadership; it needs to make sacrifice and pay the price; it needs to have clear demarcations with dictatorship, subordination and dependency; it also needs to have a clear platform for the establishment of a republic based on separation of religion and state, gender equality, and abolition of the death penalty.”
Members of PMOI/MEK resistance units in Tehran put up posters of Maryam Rajavi with these subtitles: “Maryam Rajavi – Sole Democratic Alternative”
These resistance unit members also put up posters of a number of 1988 massacre victims at various bus stations.
A resistance unit member in Khuzistan, southwest Iran, put up placards of quoting Maryam Rajavi about the 1988 massacre and expressing their tributes to those martyrs.
Members of a resistance unit in northwest Iran took to writing graffiti in the Ardabil road leading to the city of Astara.
“Death to Khamenei – Death to Rouhani – Death to the mullahs’ principle – We answer fire with fire,” were among their various graffiti writings.