“Uprising, the Response to Execution”
The execution of the young protester and national wrestling champion Navid Afkari, was followed by a wave of anger and abhorrence, especially among the rebellious youth. During the past two days, Resistance Units and supporters of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK / PMOI) in Tehran and Shiraz, Navid’s hometown, as well as in various other cities, including Isfahan, Karaj, Shahriar, Rasht, Mashhad, Marvdasht, Lahijan, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Abadan, and Mahshahr have posted banners, placards, and leaflets, writing slogans in public places, reaffirming their commitment to continue Navid’s path, in achieving freedom and democracy in Iran.
Some of the slogans were: “We will continue your path Navid-supporters of the MEK,” “The response to the execution is to rise up– Down with Khamenei, hail to Rajavi,” “Maryam Rajavi: Brave youth in Fars Province and city of Kazerun, rise up against the unjust sentences for Afkari brothers,” “Rise up and revolt in response to Navid’s execution,” “Fire is the response to the execution, We will overthrow you (Khamenei),” “The only way to prevent the execution of the likes of Navid, is to rise and revolt,” “Down with Khamenei, we will take revenge for Navid’s execution,” “Navid, your path will continue,” “I call on all freedom-loving people of the world to rush to the help of the Iranian people to overthrow the inhuman clerical regime,” “Maryam Rajavi: Navid’s martyrdom will fan the flames of the Iranian people’s uprising for freedom and will forever overthrow the clerical regime.”
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
September 14, 2020