NCRI - Ahmad Khatami, a member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts’ Board of Chairs, in reaction to the Iranian opposition, The People's Mujahidin Organization of Iran’s (PMOI/MEK) annual gathering in Paris which was held on July 1st. In Tehran’s Friday prayers ceremony stated:
“… I want to discuss my first preach, and that is the [MEK] rally in France… the sheer fact that they are permitted to hold a rally there is practical support for terrorism…,”.
A number of personalities and delegates paid tribute to a monument of the history of more than half a century of struggle of the people of Iran against tyranny at the residence of Maryam Rajavi, and signed a book in solidarity with the campaign for “Free Iran with 1000 Ashrafs; our goal: regime change.”
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) issued a statement reporting its semi-annual session held on July 6th and 7th with President-elect Maryam Rajavi taking part.
The statement reads in part:
Giuliani: The Iranian resistance is a viable alternative to the cleric regime
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), met Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Friday, June 30, at the NCRI headquarters in Auvers-sur-Oise, northwest of Paris.
Mayor Giuliani pointed to the Iranian regime’s malign activities in the region, stressing that the mullahs are the source instability and crisis in the region, and have kept their grip on power in the past 38 years through widespread repression and blatant disregard for human rights at home and the export of extremism and terrorism abroad.
By Mahmoud Hakamian
Although the Iranian regime oppresses all those who challenge their rule, one organization has been the target of decades of efforts to suppress and undermine their voice in support of a free Iran. They are the People’s Mujahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
Call for urgent action to prevent destruction of 1988 massacre evidence
During the past few days the mullahs’ regime in the city of Tabriz, northwest Iran, has begun a campaign of vandalizing graves of members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) executed back in the 1980s, especially those massacred during the summer of 1988. These now destroyed graves were in the Rahmat Valley Cemetery. To this point the graves of 75 martyrs, including Akbar Choopani and Soraya Abolfat’hi, who was executed while pregnant, have been vandalized.
NCRI - On the verge of the Iranian opposition’s major convention in Paris, the majority of the Italian Parliament issued a statement calling for the prosecution and punishment of the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. This massacre, carried out under orders issued by former Iranian regime leader Ruhollah Khomeini, is considered as a crime against humanity.
The Italian Parliament’s majority statement includes the signature of the deputy parliament speaker, five deputy ministers, four former ministers, two party secretary generals and dozens of chairs and deputy chairs of various Italian Parliament commissions.
NCRI - The Washington Times has reported the official record of the U.S. Resolution 188 entitled "The condemnation of the Iranian government for the massacre of political prisoners in 1988 and the invitation to call for justice for the victims". The representatives of the two parties, Republicans and Democrats, including the chairs and ranking members of committees on foreign affairs, National Security and Legislation, and 46 legislators supported the resolution.
NCRI - Attended by president-elect of Resistance of Iran Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, a meeting was held on June 3, at which prominent political and religious figures from different Islamic countries and Muslim communities took part and delivered speech.
Also present at the meeting was a delegation from Jordan.