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The MEK, the NCRI, and the 10-Point Plan for a Free Iran

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The Peoples Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / Mujahedin-e Khalq, MEK) is the largest, oldest, and biggest anti-fundamentalist Muslim group in the Middle East, having battled two dictatorships over the course of over 50 years.

MEK membership is hard to predict because it is a banned group in Iran, but over 120,000 MEK members and supporters have been executed by the regime for peacefully advocating for human rights and democracy.

New MEK Rally in Berlin on July 6

By INU Staff

INU - This weekend, supporters of the Iranian Resistance group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) will hold their third major anti-regime rally in a month in Berlin and it's expected to attract thousands of Resistance members and their supporters from across Europe.

Iranian Opposition Gathers in Albania Supported by International Delegation

By Mahmoud Hakamian

A group of legal, civil society and political figures and several parliamentarians from around the world participated in a conference in support of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the main opposition to the Iranian regime. The conference, named “The mullahs' regime, a source of war and instability in the region; the Iranian Resistance, messenger of peace and freedom” saw the participants discuss the way forward in the face of the Iran threat.

The Founding of the MEK in Iran

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On September 6, 1965, three engineers in Iran founded what would become the largest, longest-lasting, pro-democracy group in the Middle East when they began the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Mohammad Hanifnejad, Said Mohsen, and Ali-Ashgar Badizadgan were all former members of the Freedom Movement (also known as the Liberation Movement), which was created in May 1961 by Mehdi Bazargan.

Maryam Rajavi and the Death Penalty

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The Iranian Regime is on its last legs because, as US President Donald Trump would put it, its leadership aren’t very smart and have pushed the county into the drain. Given that the mullahs will not be around very much longer, we are taking a look at the viewpoints of the leader of the Iranian opposition Maryam Rajavi.

In this piece, we will look at Maryam Rajavi’s views on the death penalty.

Maryam Rajavi Speech to Iranian Anti-Regime Demonstrators in DC

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On Friday, June 21, Maryam Rajavi, the leader of the Iranian Resistance gave a video address to thousands of Iranians gathered outside the State Department in Washington DC in which she assessed that US and European policies regarding the Iranian Regime should turn away from appeasing the mullahs and towards the self-governance of the Iranian people.

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