Thousands of Iranians from Iran and 34 countries raised $4.55 million
Widespread support for Iranian Resistance, Ashraf and Liberty residents represents general will for regime change
According to Simay-e Azadi (Iran National Television-INTV) reports the 16th telethon fundraising lasted a total of 46 hours, starting from Friday, August 9, and lasting up to the morning of August 13.
Following asylum-seekers boat-tragedy in southern coast of Indonesia on Tuesday the Iranian Resistance called on the international community, international organization and countries to support the Iranian asylum-seekers who are trying to escape from Iran under the mullahs tyrannical rule.
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June 20, 2013 (Paris, France) – The tenth annual Conference for Democratic Change in Iran, Onward to Freedom, will be hosted on June 22, 2013 in Paris, France. The conference is the largest political event of the Iranian people in opposition to the ruling religious dictatorship in Iran. It will feature scores of world leaders and elected officials in a rejection of the Mullah’s recent election and call for regime change by Iranian people and the organized opposition.
Rudy Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City, John Bolton, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, and more than 100 other international policy influencers are expected to attend.
Sponsored by human rights organizations and parliamentary committees around the world, the annual conference has been held in late June since 2004 and commemorates the 1981 uprising against then Ayatollah Khomeini and his clerical regime.
In cooperation with the Iranian Resistance movement, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and its popular leader Maryam Rajavi, Onward to Freedom will address prospects for democratic change in Iran and the impact of recent elections on peace in the Middle East.
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“What the world witnessed in Iran today was not a true election. It was a sham and a show, and no amount of propaganda or extended polling times from the regime will change that reality. The election was indeed boycotted by the majority of the Iranian people. A voting exercise that offers only candidates loyal to the supreme leader is no election at all.
Supreme leader Khamenei has called in an estimated 1 million security personnel as well as paramilitary Basij forces and agents for the ministry of intelligence in fear of another uprising and to prevent any protests or uprisings.
Building this massive show of security from one polling station to the next, while herding journalists on guided tours to give the semblance of high voter turnout, will not fool any sophisticated observer.
Efforts to prevent massive social uprising during sham election are in vain
Widespread arrests of sympathizers and institutions connected to PMOI (MEK) and family members of Ashraf and Liberty residents
NCRI - In a vain effort to prevent the explosion of society during the election masquerade, the religious fascists ruling Iran have initiated a vast assault over recent days on the sympathizers of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), family members of Ashraf and Liberty residents, released political prisoners, and institutions connected with the PMOI (MEK) and its supporters.
NCRI - On Wednesday, May 1, supporters of the Iranian Resistance joined Workers’ Day demonstrations in various countries in the world and supported the rights of Iranian laborers and toilers who live in dire conditions.
Khamenei said of Ahmadinejad: 'Stop fueling anxiety among the population'
NCRI - In a thinly-veiled reference to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Iranian regime's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei warned in his speech on Saturday (April 27, 2013) that people 'should not stir up trouble' and 'should avoid fuelling anxiety and fear among the people'. Khamenei added: “Some comments that have been made recently are truly inappropriate.