MEK and NCRI Supporters Hold Protests in Solidarity With the Nationwide Iran Protests

 Mansoureh Galestan, NCRI, 11 December 2019

Members of the Iranian communities, supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), also known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq or the MEK, and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), have held protests in solidarity with the nationwide Iran protests in 20 major cities around the globe. These protests coincided with International Human Rights Day.

Iranians and supporters of the MEK and NCRI, in Stockholm held a photo exhibition in commemoration of 1000 martyrs of the Iran protests, including women and children, who were shot and killed by the mullahs’ regime. They also demanded the immediate release of over 12,000 people who were arrested by the regime’s security forces. The protesters also commemorated victims of the 1988 massacre – over 30,000 political prisoners who were mostly affiliated with the MEK.

The participants held a banner which read: “Supporting the arisen people, the rebellious youths and resistance units in Iran is a patriotic duty.” 

The MEK supporters also gathered in The Hague to urge the International Criminal Court to stop the Iranianregime’s killing spree. They demanded the ICC hold the regime’s authorities accountable for their crimes against humanity. 

They held pictures of the Iran protests’ martyrs and different banners. One of the banners read: “Condemn Iran regime: World’s number one executioner per capita.” 

Dutch-Iranian youths, supporters of the MEK, also expressed their solidarity with the Iran protests, pointing out that during these uprisings, many young Iranians were brutally robbed of their life by the Iranian regime.  

In another development, Iranian supporters of the MEK gathered in Bern, Switzerland and urged the Swiss government and the European Unions to stop the Iranian regime’s massacre and arbitrary arrest of protesters in Iran and take urgent action to secure the release of the all the detained protesters. The participants highlighted that there is no legitimacy to continue the policy of appeasement with this vicious dictatorship.

During this rally, the Iranian youth association in Switzerland declared that it “Stands with the courageous youth of Iran in their uprising against the clerical regime and for freedom & democracy.” 

Last week MEK supporters in London, Rome, Hamburg, Brussels, Stockholm, Oslo, The Hague, Gothenburg, Copenhagen, Vienna, Bern, Arhus, Washington DC, Dallas, San Francisco, Ann Arbor, Toronto, Ottawa, and Canberra (Australia) staged demonstrations to support the nationwide Iran protests. They also urged the United Nations to stop the massacre by the mullahs’ regime and dispatch a fact-finding mission to Iran. 

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