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UPDATE: 04:30 PM CEST
Iran: Ebrahim Raisi, the henchman of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, has become the regime’s President
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) June 19, 2021
Iran: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity
Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said:
“That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran. In 2018, our organization documented how Ebrahim Raisi had been a member of the ‘death commission’ which forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret thousands of political dissidents in Evin and Gohardasht prisons near Tehran in 1988. The circumstances surrounding the fate of the victims and the whereabouts of their bodies are, to this day, systematically concealed by the Iranian authorities, amounting to ongoing crimes against humanity.
As Head of the Iranian Judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi has presided over a spiralling crackdown on human rights which has seen hundreds of peaceful dissidents, human rights defenders and members of persecuted minority groups arbitrarily detained. https://t.co/Ry0F3vIkql
— Agnes Callamard (@AgnesCallamard) June 19, 2021
Praise and disdain for Iran’s new hardline president
June 19 (Reuters) – Following are some world reactions to the election of Ebrahim Raisi as president of Iran. Raisi, 60, is a hardline judge who is loyal to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and subject to U.S. sanctions for alleged human rights abuses
MARYAM RAJAVI, PRESIDENT-ELECT OF THE PARIS-BASED NATIONAL COUNCIL OF RESISTANCE OF IRAN
“Ebrahim Raisi, the henchman of the 1988 massacre and murderer of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI/MEK), is Khamenei’s final bid to preserve his regime. Weak, crisis-riddled, and rattled by looming uprisings, Khamenei purged all rivals to install Raisi as president, one of the vilest criminals against humanity since World War II.”
The Iranian regime will soon install a hardline president in a rigged election. All 3 candidates were pre-approved by Supreme Leader Khamenei. Frontrunner Ebrahim Raisi is a hardline mullah who ordered mass executions of political prisoners. https://t.co/ClxybEqjWo
— Senator Bill Hagerty (@SenatorHagerty) June 18, 2021
Ultraconservative ‘Butcher’ Ebrahim Raisi wins Iranian presidential election with lowest EVER turnout of less than 50% after opposition groups urged boycott
Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), said the ‘nationwide boycott’ was the ‘greatest political and social blow’ to the system led by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
‘The boycott proved and showed the world that the Iranian people’s only vote is to overthrow this mediaeval regime,’ she was quoted by the NCRI as saying.
The People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (MEK/PMOI) whose political wing is the NCRI believe the actual turnout was 10 percent and the authorities have inflated it by a factor of five in an ‘astronomical fabrication’, the NCRI said.
Their assessment was based on reports of 1,200 witnesses from 400 cities in Iran and more than 3,500 video clips from polling stations, it said, without indicating how the figure had been calculated or giving further proof.
Iran Election 2021: Briefing on Iran Regime Sham Presidential Election – No. 4
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) June 19, 2021
UPDATE: 8:30 AM CEST
Iran Coronavirus Update: Over 313,800 Deaths, Number of Red Cities and Towns Increasing
The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) announced on Friday that over 313,800 people have died of the novel coronavirus in 547 cities checkered across all of Iran’s 31 provinces, according to reports tallied by the Iranian opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) as of Friday afternoon local time, June 18. The official death toll declared by the regime stands at 82,619, around a fourth of the actual figure.
The coronavirus death toll in various provinces includes 73,566 in Tehran, 21,100 in Isfahan, 19,766 in Khuzestan, 19,085 in Razavi Khorasan, 12,430 in Lorestan, 10,456 in Gilan, 7326 in Sistan & Baluchistan, 7043 in Kerman, 4325 in Hormozgan, 3309 in Bushehr, 3276 in Ilam, 2585 in Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari, and 2454 in Kohgiluyeh & Boyer Ahmad. This is in addition to reports obtained from other provinces.
#Iran Coronavirus Update
More than 313,800 people have died of the novel #coronavirus in 547 cities checkered across all of Iran's 31 provinces, according to the Iranian opposition PMOI/MEK.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) June 18, 2021
Maryam Rajavi: A Historic Congratulation to the Iranian People for the Nationwide Boycott of the Mullahs’ Sham Election.
This was the greatest political and social blow to the mullahs’ Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the ruling theocracy. The boycott proved and showed the world that the Iranian people’s only vote is to overthrow this medieval regime. The nationwide boycott is the groundswell of the martyrs’ sacrifices and is a reflection of the Iranian people’s great campaign for justice.
Iran Presidential Election 2021: Empty Ballots and Calls for Regime Change
Polling stations opened across Iran on Friday for the latest round of the sham presidential election. The election is being held after weeks of tensions among regime officials and a widespread popular campaign to boycott the elections. The leading candidate in the race is Ebrahim Raisi, a notorious executioner. Raisi, the favored candidate of supreme leader Ali Khamenei, played a key role in the 1988 massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners. In recent years, as the chief of the judiciary branch, he has overseen the execution of dissidents and torture of protesters in Iran’s prisons. He has been sanctioned by the U.S. for his role in egregious human rights abuses.
Iranians Boycott Elections While Regime Sources Imply High Voter Turnout in Iran
Thousands of reports and amateur videos of empty polling stations indicated that Iranians across the country boycotted the presidential elections today. However, state-run media reported a high voter turnout in Iran, although final figures have yet to be announced.
Video Report: Empty Polling Stations on Election Day
Iranians in Diaspora Condemn Sham Elections
In London as well as other world capitals, Iranians joined their fellow countrymen and women in condemning the presidential sham elections in their country and called upon the world leaders to denounce the continuing dictatorship in Tehran.
NCRI & MEK supporters hold rally outside regime's embassy in #London in support of the Iranian people who overwhelmingly #BoycottIranShamElections reiterating that the real popular vote in #Iran is to overthrow the regime #راى_من_سرنگونى & to bring to justice #RaisiMassMurderer pic.twitter.com/jCZjcuXGaB
— Dowlat Nowrouzi (@DowlatNowrouzi) June 18, 2021
Go go go, Khamenei must go: supporters of the NCRI and MEK in front of the mullahs regime consulate in #London. Protesters call for regime change and call #RaisiMassMurderer and chant our vote is regime change #راى_من_سرنگونى @VOAIran @IranIntl @BBCWorld @thetimes @AP @Reuters pic.twitter.com/UG7Fvj3wa8
— Hossein Abedini (@HoAbedini) June 18, 2021
Iran’s Mullahs Fear Their Day of Reckoning
All the evidence show that the Iranian government is fearing the situation badly, despite their claims to having everything under control, but the international situation is against this regime, and in the Middle East people of countries like Lebanon and Iraq who are suffering many years from the regime’s terror acts and meddling are chanting and protesting it. And more important it is fearing the unstable and critical situation in the country, facing angry people which this time having nothing more to lose and are becoming ready to face the regime.