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  • Masoud Dalvand 8:06 am on 9 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Democracy With Maryam Rajavi, Free Iran Rally in Paris,   

    Maryam Rajavi: 40 Years After the Uprising Against the Shah, It’s the Mullahs’ Turn to Go 

    On February 8, thousands of Iranians rallied and marched in Paris to mark the 40th anniversary of the Iranian people’s uprising against the Shah’s dictatorship.

    The march started in Paris’s Denfert Rochereau Square and ended at Les Invalides in front of the French National Assembly.

    The protesters condemned the continuing human rights violations in Iran, increasing terrorist plots of the regime, and the regime’s continuing missile and nuclear programs. They supported the social movements and protests by the Iranian people against the mullahs’ dictatorship.

    A message from Maryam Rajavi, to the demonstrations was shown on the widescreen. She said, with the overthrow of the Shah’s corrupt dictatorship and his regime of torture, his true successors, namely Khomeini and Khamenei, took over the helms. Now is the turn of the mullahs to be overthrown.

    She added, our nation has started a new era, a new phase, in her battle to bring down the mullahs’ theocratic rule. Therefore, they expect the international community to respect their struggle and recognize their high goal of liberating Iran and the entire world from the evil and mischief of the mullahs’ religious fascism. Western governments bear double responsibility in this regard because they have had a role in preserving this regime particularly in the past two decades.

    The gathering was supported by a large number of Iranian communities in Europe, human rights organizations, trade unions, and parliamentary committees and mayors from Paris’s districts and the Île-de-France region. Personalities who addressed the event included: Gilbert Mitterrand, President of France Libertés – Fondation Danielle-Mitterrand; Michèle de Vaucouleurs, member of France’s National Assembly and President of the French Parliamentary Committee for a Democratic Iran; Sid Ahmed Ghozali, former Prime Minister of Algeria; Alejo Vidal Quadras, former Vice President of the European Parliament and President of the International Committee In Search of Justice; George Sabra, prominent representative of the Syrian opposition; Jean-François Legaret, Mayor of Paris’ 1st District; Gérard Lauton, representative of France’s National Union of Higher Education; Jean-Pierre Michel, former Senator and founder of the French Committee for a Democratic Iran; François Colcombet, President of the Foundation for Middle Eastern Studies (FEMO); and Pierre Bercis, President of Nouveaux Droits de l’Homme.

    In his address, Gilbert Mitterrand referred to a recent report by Amnesty International which called 2018 the year of shame for Iran during which 7,000 people were arrested for protesting against the regime. He went on to conclude that the Iranian Resistance is the alternative to mullahs.

    Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras said, “I call on the EU to take a hard line with this theocratic and terrorist regime which has no future. The EU must stop its appeasement policies and support the Iranian opposition instead of the mullahs. Appeasement only encourages the mullahs to commit more crimes in Iran and more terrorism in Europe.

    The EU has to put the entire Iranian Intelligence Ministry and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps on its terrorism blacklist.”

    Michèle de Vaucouleurs said, “I am here today to testify that as a Member of Parliament, I find the human rights situation in Iran truly regrettable, and I hope this year will be the last year that you have to endure these sufferings.”

    Senator Jean-Pierre Michel said, “I want to call upon our governments, European governments, Mr. Jean-Yves Le Drian and Mrs. Federica Mogherini, do not fear the Iranian Resistance. Open your eyes and ears. Retake the dignity that the status of Europe brings upon you, take back the dignity of the Europeans. Support the Iranian Resistance.”

    The powerful march that swept through the streets of Paris in the cold weather with the rhythms of the drums and passionate slogans reflected the strength of the spirit of resistance among Iranians and the participating demonstrators. It reflected the voices of the Iranian people who never stopped their protests and strikes over the past year.

    At the end of the march, the final statement of the rally was announced. It condemned the terrorist acts of the mullahs against the opposition in Europe, the continued proliferation of dangerous missiles and nuclear weapons, the continuing repression and killings in Iran, and in the regional wars. It further urged the international community to decisively confront the regime and to recognize the right of the Iranian people and Resistance to overthrow the clerical regime.

    Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
    February 8, 2019

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  • Masoud Dalvand 11:26 pm on 7 Feb 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    Free Iran Rally, Protesting Iranian regime’s Terrorist activities against Opposition on European Soil 

    Free Iran Rally

    Protesting Iranian regime’s Terrorist activities against Opposition on European Soil

    Echoing the voice of the Iranian people for Regime Change on 40th anniversary of 1979 Revolution 

    Place Denfert-Rochereau, Paris

    Call by Iranian Communities on international community:

    • Support #IranProtests and aspirations of the Iranian people for #IranRegimeChange & establishment of democracy
    • Condemn Iranian regime’s terrorist activities against the Iranian opposition on European soil
    • Condemn Mullahs’ human rights violations
    • Adopt a firm policy towards the theocratic regime ruling Iran

    The demonstrations in Iran affirm the balance of power is in fact shifting. #IranProtests are today openly calling for an end to the “velayat-e-faghih”, or Supreme Rule. They want regime change by the people without foreign intervention. The recent developments in Iran also suggest that concomitantly addressing the Iranian regime’s international terrorism which has now surpassed geographical borders with numerous attempted terrorist plots foiled in France, Albania, Denmark in 2018, and its wanton disregard for human rights are not only possible, but also very much attainable. The only viable option is democratic change in Iran — through the Iranian people and their organized opposition movement.

    As nationwide protests and strikes continue across Iran for over a year, and at a time where the cry for regime change and freedom is echoing throughout Iran; Iranian communities from across Europe, will come together in the Free Iran Rally, on Friday, 8 February, to echo the call for a free Iran.

    The conference, which will bring together thousands of Iranian will be addressed by prominent personalities and human and civil rights activists and members of Parliament.

    Thousands from across the Iranian diaspora and representatives of Iranian Associations will come together to address the current situation in Iran, an Iran on the brink of change.

    The rally will begin at 2:00 pm CST and will be broadcasted live on social media and websites of the Resistance and Iranian communities.

    Together we can echo the voice and message of this event!

    What you can do:

    – Inform friends, family and activists interested in human rights and Iran Protests of the event.

    – Share the live broadcast of the gathering on social media to better echo the call for freedom and democracy in Iran.

    follow live on the following social media accounts

    English: NCRI twitterFacebook

    French: CNRI TwitterFacebook

    Arabic: NCRI-Arabic TwitterFacebook

    – Join the online social media campaign, by using the hashtags #FreeIran #IStandwithMaryamRajavi and #IranProtests

    – Show your solidarity by sharing your message through an image or a post on social media using the given hashtags

    – Ask your local media and news outlets to cover the rally and report on the aspirations of the Iranian community.

    Undoubtedly, as the President-elect of Iranian Resistance Maryam Rajavi pointed out in her message,

    We believe it is possible to eradicate high prices, poverty, unemployment, shanty towns, water shortages and environmental calamities. But, before anything else, the trampled political rights, specifically the right to sovereignty of the Iranian people, must be restored and revived. This is the aim of our Resistance and the raison d’etre for the NCRI.the task of overthrowing the regime, bringing about democratic change and establishing a free Iran rests on our own shoulders and those of the Iranian people. At the same time, we would welcome any retreat by the mullahs because one thousand chalices of poison would ultimately serve the interests of 1,000 Ashrafs (resistance units).

    This event can be viewed here, The feed starts around 5 minutes before the event:

    https://towardfreeiranwithmaryamrajavi.blogspot.com/p/live-broadcast_20.html

     
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