Raisi’s New Era Promises Further Repression to the Iranian People

Int’l Community Must Hold Accountable Iranian Officials for Their Human Rights Crimes.

The People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), and the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) reported that on 5 August the inauguration day for the Iranian regime’s new president, Ebrahim Raisi took place.

The 1988 massacre

It comes at a time when countless Iranians both inside Iran and throughout the world are memorializing the 30,000 people who were sentenced to death between July and September in the 1988 massacre, following Khomeini’s infamous fatwa that declared members of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran) ‘Enemies of God’.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi, a member of the 1988 Massacre’s “Death Commission” was assigned as the highest judicial position within the regime.

Impunity in the face of all of its malign activity

The overlap of these events emphasizes the message delivered to the international community by human rights advocates and the Iranian Resistance shortly after Raisi’s June 18 “election”: the Iranian regime is demonstrating its clear expectation of impunity in the face of all of its malign activity by promoting its worst human rights abusers.

Already, as chief of the judiciary, he oversaw a far greater use of the death sentence in a country known for having the highest number of executions per capita in the world.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Ebrahim Raisi a mass murderer appointed as head of the Iranian regime’s Judiciary.

November 2019 uprising

When inhabitants of nearly 200 Iranian cities and towns staged mass protests in November 2019, Raisi was a key figure in the subsequent response, that killed a total of 1,500 people and torture thousands more.

Reuters confirmed in a special report on December 23, 2019, about the deadly crackdown on November nationwide protests in Iran the death toll of 1500 that was announced by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) on December 15, 2019.

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): the MEK released the names of 28 more martyrs of the uprising, bringing to 504 the number of those killed in 56 cities.

Raisi’s ascension to the regime

Raisi’s ascension to the regime’s second-highest position provides him even more authority to guide authorities toward outcomes that harken back to 1988.

The November 2019 uprising as well as the preceding uprising in January 2018 both expressed support for regime change.

Participants from all walks of life chanted “death to the dictator” and called for an alternative to the political “game” that Iran’s mainstream political groupings had been playing for much of the past 40 years in both situations.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The mullahs and their armed thugs are absolutely terrified of another huge uprising similar to the one that erupted across Iran last November.

Protests in Khuzestan Province

People have been seen reiterating and expanding on this sentiment in some of the most recent protests in Khuzestan Province, which were caused by water shortages, often expressing clearly, “We do not want the Islamic Republic.”

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the Iranian opposition’s president-elect, recently stated that the Raisi period will be marked by an unparalleled surge in “hostility and enmity between the Iranian regime and society,” which can already be seen in Khuzestan and a dozen other provinces.

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), saluted the protesting people of Ahvaz and other regions of Khuzestan and praised their resolve.

The international community

The international community, on the other hand, must understand that Iranian officials are engaging in a pattern of violent repression. At least a dozen protesters have already been killed, and the mass arrests that have accompanied them generate legitimate concerns that Raisi’s actions in 2019 and possibly also in 1988 will be amplified by the entire regime.

However, this is no excuse for Western democracies to remain silent when Tehran murders those who are calling for freedom and rewards those who have committed heinous crimes against humanity on behalf of the regime. The international community should formally investigate such crimes and consider prosecuting those who committed them if only to demonstrate that similar behavior will not be tolerated in this new era.

UN Human Rights Violation Resolution
(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): The UN General Assembly resolution raised concern about the continued human rights abuses in Iran, including the cover-up of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, mainly members or supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization (PMOI / MEK Iran) of Iran’s main opposition group.

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