Many years ago, Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance called for the abolition of the death penalty, the end of torture, and the halting of all human rights abuses in Iran. The mullahs have never agreed and their abuses have only grown over the years.
Maryam Rajavi said: “Our plan is to revive friendship, conciliation and tolerance. Our plan for the future is to put an end to the mullahs’ religious decrees. We reject the inhuman penal code and other abusive laws of this regime. We believe Retribution is an inhuman law.”
Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance believe that all laws should be based on forgiveness, compassion and humanity.
In a speech, Maryam Rajavi cited the case of her husband and Iranian Resistance Leader Massoud Rajavi, who ordered that thousands of former Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini’s agents arrested in the battles of the National Liberation Army of Iran in the 1980s be released. Many of the agents had murdered members of the Resistance, but they were held without being tortured and without their human rights being violated.
That is how the Iranian people’s resistance operates, with respect to human rights.
Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance would also seek to put in place an independent, dynamic, and free judiciary. She wants to end arbitrary arrests, ban torture, protect the defendant’s right to a defence and a lawyer, ensure that the justice system is built on the presumption of innocence, and ensure that women have access to justice when subjected to violence, aggression and abuse of their freedoms.
Maryam Rajavi said: “Our plan is to defend democratic values, freedom, equality and sanctity of every citizen’s private life. Our plan for Iran’s future is that no one should be denied his/her freedoms, rights or life because of having or not having faith in a particular religion or for abandoning it. Our plan is for all citizens to enjoy genuine security and equal rights before the law.”
She explained that the Iranian Resistance would build an Iran based on freedom, democracy and equality, where no one can be sentenced to death, let alone someone under the age of 18.
Maryam Rajavi said: “We have chosen to persevere and fight on to let our people enjoy a life in freedom and prosperity… Our motivation for resistance till victory is not spite and revenge but our love for freedom and human rights. This is the fuel of our steadfastness. And the secret to this endurance is nothing but being prepared to sacrifice and pay the price.”
Maryam Rajavi is prepared to fight the good fight until Iran is free.