Maryam Rajavi, the president of the Iranian Oppostion:
"Mojahedin is a movement that follows democratic Islam and is the vanguard of struggle against religious tyranny and extremism. The organization has paid a high price for the freedom of Iran and the Iranian people.
In the founding of the PMOI/MEK, Mohammad Hanifnejad, Saeid Mohsen and Ali Asghar Badizadegan, three great icons of the Iranian people, brought forth new and progressive ideas. The PMOI was founded in rebellion against outdated mindsets and to create a new world.
They set an example of loyalty to principles and they paid the price with their life. So we salute the great founders of the PMOI/MEK, who started a journey to which Iran’s freedom movement owes its existence today.
And we salute Massoud [Rajavi], who has guided this movement through numerous trials, has documented the philosophical and political foundations of this struggle, and has paid a heavy price to educate the generation that is at the forefront of this struggle for freedom. He’s been at the helm of a long and all-out struggle against extremism and tyranny and has defended and propagated the ideals and values of the struggle for freedom.
This organization is a bulwark in defense of freedom. This is a struggle that will continue until the overthrow of the religious dictatorship in Iran."