By Atousa Pilger
On the occasion of the World Day against the Death Penalty, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) – the main opposition to the Iranian regime, spoke about the horrific human rights record in Iran, particularly under regime’s so-called “Moderate” president, Hassan Rouhani. She also mentioned the regime’s motivations for executing so many people and she saluted the many freedom-seekers that were killed at the hands of the regime.
The Iranian regime is trying its hardest to control society that is simmering with discontent and dissent. It is imprisoning and executing political prisoners as a way of trying to silence the opposition. It is a strategy that is not working because, if anything, it is making the people of Iran even more resolute in their demands for regime change.