Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Born December 4, 1953 in Tehran, Rajavi began her political activism nearly four decades ago. Rajavi attended the Sharif University of Technology in Iran where she earned a B.S. in Metallurgy. After serving as an organizer in the anti-Shah student moment for six years, Rajavi joined the social section of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran in 1979. She was a parliament candidate in 1980 and was named joint-leader of the PMOI in 1985, a position she held until 1993 when she became Secretary General. Additionally in 1993, she became the President-elect of the NCRI.
Rajavi believes, “Fundamentalism has become the primary threat to regional and global peace. The mullahs ruling in Iran manipulate the religious beliefs of more than one billion Muslims to expand their rule and export crisis and tension beyond Iran’s borders.”
Fellow Iranians, Resident in Norway
Members and Representatives of Scandinavian-Iranian Associations in Support of the Iranian Resistance
Greetings to you all
I am very happy to be here in your gathering today.
I have come here to warn the international community to not close their eyes to the continued violations of human rights, daily executions, and repeated crimes of the mullahs’ dictatorship in Iran against members of the PMOI, and to its fanning of the flames of sectarian war in the region, under the guise of nuclear talks with this regime.
Conference praised the role of Maryam Rajavi in revealing the anti-Islamic nature of the regime ruling Iran and the misogyny and fundamentalism under the name of Islam
Maryam Rajavi: The campaign to overthrow mullahs’ regime is the struggle of all nations in the region for freedom and liberation from fundamentalism
On Sunday, March 02, on the eve of the International Women’s Day, an international conference was held in the main Headquarters of the Iranian Resistance in Auvers-sur-Oise. Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, and a number of political personalities, women’s rights and human rights activists from various countries, especially from the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, participated in this conference.
NCRI - "If the Iranian regime were to abandon misogyny the ruling theocracy would collapse. Thus, neither Khatami nor Rouhani, who launched a charm offensive of reform and moderation, do not get close to easing the oppression and subjugation of women," Mrs Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance said in a speech at the international conference held in Paris on the occasion of the International Women’s Day.
A great number of prominent political, social and art figures, as well as human rights and women’s rights activists from five continents and delegations representing dozens of Iranian women’s associations and organizations throughout Europe and the United States attended the conference.
Maryam Rajavi: The protests of Iranian workers, the struggles of the nation as a whole, and the steadfastness of the organized resistance movement herald a new era
NCRI - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi congratulated Iran’s toiling workers on the International Labor Day and noted that the growing trend of protests and strikes bespeaks of their determination to overthrow the Velayat-e Faqih regime and put an end to its oppression, plunder and abuse.
Mrs. Rajavi pointed out that at least 1,300 worker strikes, sit-ins and demonstrations over the past year, specifically dozens of protests in recent weeks attest that Iranian workers defy the Velayat-e Faqih regime and will not give in to its injustice.
NCRI - The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance Mrs. Maryam Rajavi on Tuesday sent a video message to a conference in the United States Senate entitled: "Iran's Malign Influence in Syria and Iraq: The Case of Camp Liberty."
Maryam Rajavi: Hassan Rouhani is travelling to Europe to cover up the regime's weakness and isolation. He is trying to put up a moderate face to cover up the executions in Iran and the mullahs' role in the massacre of Syrians.
In a meeting on Friday with Members of Parliament from the United Kingdom in Paris, Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said that so long as the mullahs are in power in Iran, terrorism under the banner of Islam will continue to owe its existence to the regime.
Maryam Rajavi said the Iranian Resistance is warning yet again of the dangers posed by Iran’s ruling theocracy that inside Iran manifest themselves in the form of flagrant violations of human rights, and in the region work against stability by warmongering, terrorism and genocide in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon.
NCRI - Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), sent a video message to a Persian New Year ceremony at the United Kingdom's House of Commons on Wednesday.
Maryam Rajavi: Nowruz strengthens solidarity among people, by overcoming differences and improving friendship, therefore the mullahs are strongly against it
Auvers-sur-Oise, April 3, 2016 – The Persian New Year was celebrated with a number of residents of Val d'Oise and French supporters of the Iranian Resistance at the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Maryam Rajavi welcomed the Auvers-sur-Oise neighbors and supporters from nearby towns.