Maryam Rajavi is the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), a coalition of some 500 Iranian opposition groups and personalities, committed to a democratic, secular and non-nuclear republic in Iran.
Maryam Rajavi presents a 10 point plan for Free Iran:
In Maryam Rajavi’s view, the ballot box is the only criterion for legitimacy. Accordingly, she seeks a republic based on universal suffrage.
Maryam Rajavi wants a pluralist system, freedom of parties and assembly. She respects all individual freedoms. Maryam Rajavi underscores complete freedom of expression and of the media and unconditional access by all to the internet.
Maryam Rajavi supports and is committed to the abolition of death penalty.
Maryam Rajavi committed to the separation of Church and State. She rejects any form of discrimination against the followers of other religions and denominations.
Maryam Rajavi believes in complete gender equality in political, social and economic arenas. She is also committed to equal participation of women in political leadership. Maryam Rajavi announced any form of discrimination against women will be abolished. In Maryam Rajavi’s view women will enjoy the right to freely choose their clothing. Maryam Rajavi believes women must be free in marriage, divorce, education and employment rights.
Maryam Rajavi believes in the rule of law and justice. She wants to set up a modern judicial system based on the principles of presumption of innocence, the right to defense, effective judicial protection and the right to be tried in a public court. Maryam Rajavi also seeks the total independence of judges. Maryam Rajavi believes the mullahs’ Sharia law must be abolished.
Maryam Rajavi is committed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and international covenants and conventions, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention against Torture, and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women.
Maryam Rajavi is committed to the equality of all nationalities. She underscores the plan for the autonomy of Iranian Kurdistan, adopted by the National Council of Resistance of Iran. In Maryam Rajavi’s view the language and culture of Iranians from whatever nationality, is among the nation’s human resources and must spread and be promulgated in tomorrow’s Iran.
Maryam Rajavi recognizes private property, private investment and the market economy. In Maryam Rajavi believes all Iranian people must enjoy equal opportunity in employment and in business ventures.
Maryam Rajavi’s foreign policy will be based on peaceful coexistence, international and regional peace and cooperation, as well as respect for the United Nations Charter.
Maryam Rajavi announced that she wants a non-nuclear Iran, free of weapons of mass destruction.