Number one on Maryam Rajavi’s list is an essential component of democracy, universal suffrage. Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance as a whole believe that the ballot box is the only legitimate method of choosing a government, which is why everyone should have the vote.
They also recognise the important role of checks and balances played by both other political parties and the media, which is why they would allow complete freedom of expression and of the media. It is also why they would allow unrestricted access to the internet.
Maryam Rajavi also wishes to separate religion from state and introduce a secular government which means that the mullahs’ Sharia law will be abolished. They would appoint independent judges and set up a modern legal system based on the presumption of innocence, the right to a defence, and the right to be tried in a public court
Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance are committed to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the international conventions on human rights including civil and political rights, the Convention against Torture, and the elimination of discrimination against women.
One of their biggest commitments to human rights is the abolition of the death penalty, another is their wish for complete gender equality. Maryam Rajavi wants women to be able to take positions of power in political, social and economic arenas and they will also ban discrimination of women. In Maryam Rajavi’s Iran, women will have laws protecting their rights to dress how they wish, speak to whom they wish and go where they wish. They will be free to marry, to divorce, to be educated and to be employed.
They will also protect ethnic and religious minorities in their country like the Kurds and the Christians, from any form of discrimination. They would also ensure equal opportunity in employment for every Iranian citizen, allowing them to hold private property, investments and businesses.
Maryam Rajavi and the resistance forces want to see a peaceful Iran, with a foreign policy based on cooperation and coexistence, which follows the United Nation Charter.
One of their biggest commitments to peace, not only in the Middle East but globally is shutting down all nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.
A grand gathering will take place in Paris on July 9, for all members and supporters of the Iranian resistance. It will be attended by world leaders, policy makers, journalists and religious leaders to support the resistance and find solutions to the current Iranian government.