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Maryam Rajavi: Executions in Iran and Ashraf, futile attempts to save a crumbling regime

Iran - Execution of PMOI/MEK Activist Gholamreza KhosraviMrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, offered her condolences to the bereaved family and relatives of PMOI activist Gholamreza Khossravi Savadjani, all PMOI (MEK) members and the great family of the Iranian Resistance, the political prisoners, and the Iranian people in general for his execution after suffering 12 years of imprisonment and torture. She described the resolve of this steadfast and unwavering PMOI activist as a sign of the resolve of the people to bring down the ruling religious fascism and to bring democracy and rule of the people to Iran.

Mrs. Rajavi added: “It was after the savage raid on the political prisoners in Ward 350 of Evin Prison that Ali Khamenei’s henchmen decided to carry out this criminal sentence. They considered Gholamreza as the main leader of protest and revolt by prisoners in Ward 350 last April.”

She emphasized: “The execution of Gholamreza is a marker of ‘moderation’ in the regime of the mullahs that through executing and slaughtering of PMOI (MEK) members in Ashraf, Camp Liberty, Evin, Gohardasht and other prisons is futilely attempting to keep its devastated and crumbling regime standing. However, these anti-human atrocities only bring closer its demise and further ablaze the flames of the resistance of the Iranian people.

Amnesty International in a statement on May 31, described the execution sentence of Gholamreza Khosravi as a violation of “international law” and even the violation of the regime’s own laws. The mullahs’ judiciary in its statement this morning charged him with “Moharebeh (enmity against God), through effective effort to pursue the goals of the PMOI”, providing information “to the medias affiliated to the PMOI”, “providing financial contribution”, and connecting “a number of people to the PMOI organization”.

The growing executions in Iran proves that human rights should not be overlooked in any negotiations and deals with this regime. Taking effective international measures to prevent executions in Iran and a comprehensive Sanction of this illegitimate regime, which has no respect for human dignity and international laws is needed more than ever.

Mrs Maryam Rajavi, emphasized that the leaders of the mullah’s regime that rely on torture, execution and repression for the continuation of their illegitimate rule must be held accountable before an international tribunal. She reiterated that turning a blind eye on the growing trend of executions that has increased unprecedentedly during Rouhani’s tenure under any pretexts is a breach of the International values that all members of the United Nations are committed to and the Security Council must up hold.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
June 1, 2014