But it doesn’t have to be this way. There is a very real opportunity for us to see an Iran without the death penalty in our lifetime. An Iran that would also be free from corporal punishment, torture, and all forms of human rights abuses. That Iran is the Iran led by Maryam Rajavi and the Iranian Resistance.
Time and time again, Maryam Rajavi has made it clear that she opposes the death penalty and would ban it in Iran, along with torture and all human rights abuses. This would coincide with a reformation of the judicial system and the repeal of the mullahs’ Sharia Law.
Maryam Rajavi said: “Our plan for 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. We advocate laws that are based on forgiveness, compassion and humanity.”
The Iranian Resistance lives by this code, as evidenced by the actions of Massoud Rajavi – Maryam Rajavi’s husband and former Iranian Resistance Leader – who refused to violate the human rights of thousands of former Iranian Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini’s agents.
These agents, who were captured during battles with the National Liberation Army of Iran and killed members of the Iranian Resistance, were released unharmed at the end of the war. Maryam Rajavi advises that this is the enduring tradition of the Iranian people’s resistance.
Maryam Rajavi advocates that the Iranian Resistance want an independent, dynamic and free judiciary that will work with a democratically elected government to defend freedom, equality, and sanctity of every citizen’s private life in order to benefit the Iranian people.
This would mean:
• An end to arbitrary arrests
• A ban on torture
• Respect for the presumption of innocence
• Giving defendants the right to a defence and a defence attorney
• Allowing victims of violence or abuse of any sort access to justice
• A ban on denying freedoms to individuals based on their religion or lack thereof
Maryam Rajavi’s plan for the future of Iran is that all citizens will enjoy genuine security and equal rights before the law. It would be a new order based on freedom, democracy and equality, where people can enjoy lives of freedom and prosperity.
Maryam Rajavi said: “We have chosen to persevere and fight on […so] that no youngster under 18 years of age would have to wait in the corridors of death in prison to reach legal age for execution; so that no mother would ever shed tears of grief for her executed child.
Our motivation for resistance till victory is not spite and revenge but our love for freedom and human rights.”
Maryam Rajavi advises that the Iranian Resistance will fight any battle and sacrifice their lives in order to bring this freedom to Iran.