Iranians, supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK) and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), along with numerous renowned politicians from both sides of the Atlantic joined a virtual conference on June 20, commemorating the beginning of the 40th year of Resistance against the religious fascism ruling Iran.
On June 20, 1981, following two-and-a-half years of peaceful political activities despite the regime’s brutality, half a million MEK supporters in Tehran staged a peaceful protest, marching toward the Majlis (Parliament). The regime’s founder and then Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) to open fire on the crowd. Hundreds were killed and thousands were arrested and subsequently executed; many were not even identified. June 20 is therefore remembered as the day of the Martyrs and Political Prisoners. By killing people on the streets, the regime lost its political legitimacy, and its reign of terror began. MEK leader Mr. Massoud Rajavi established the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) as a viable alternative to the regime, with the MEK as the largest group within this democratic coalition of opposition forces. Since 1981, the MEK has paid the price of freedom and democracy by sacrificing over 120,000 of its members and supporters, while thousands of prisoners have endured various forms of torture and on the other hand showed the regime’s brutality to the whole world and exposed its secret activities to obtain a nuclear bomb. The MEK and its Resistance Units in Iran have been playing a leading role in the Iranian people’s uprisings, such as during the nationwide Iran protests in November, which shook the regime’s foundation.
Participants in today’s online conference supported the Iranian people and their Resistance movement in their quest for freedom and regime change.
Maryam Rajavi’s speech on the 40th anniversary of the start of the Iranian people’s nationwide resistance, Day of Martyrs and Political Prisoners.
Click on the link below to see the online conference live: