Ashraf, the immortal legend
One year ago in the early morning hours of September 1st, the religious fascism ruling Iran committed a horrific crime through its puppet government in Iraq against Camp Ashraf residents. In this horrific genocide forces linked to Nouri Maliki’s government attacked the remaining PMOI members in Ashraf, murdered 52 and kidnapped 7 others. These PMOI members were amongst the 101 individuals remaining in Ashraf under a quadrilateral agreement between the United Nations, United States, the Iraqi government and Ashraf residents. They had remained in Ashraf after all of their colleagues had transferred to Camp Liberty in order to supervise the sale of PMOI property in Ashraf. Many of the victims were killed with their hands tied behind their backs and with bullet shots to their heads at point-blank range. Maliki’s murderers didn’t show any mercy even to the injured in a local clinic in Ashraf, spraying them with a barrage of bullets while they were lying on hospital stretchers.

Nearly immediately after the 1 September 2013 massacre, senior Iranian regime officials, starting from the terrorist Quds Force commander General Qassem Suleimani, to Bassij paramilitary force commander General Naqdi, and General Salami, deputy Revolutionary Guards chief, to Mullah Alavi, the regime’s Minister of Intelligence, they all confirmed that Ashraf massacre in many aspects was the reminiscence of the 1988massacre of 30,000 political prisoners; most important of all, the reason behind the 1988 carnage was Khomeini drinking from the ‘chalice of poison’. On the day leading to the 'nuclear agreement with the West which is known to Iranians as drinking the ‘nuclear chalice of poison’, Mullahs' Supreme Leader followed his predecessor's footsteps and sought to carry out yet another massacre. Khamenei had calculated that through this massacre he would deliver a lethal and a back breaking blow to its only viable and popular alternative, taking them out of the equation. And by doing that, he would be relieved of the only capable force that is main source of uprisings inside the country and the main source of inspiration for the people in Iraq and the entire region. In other words, despite what catches the eye at the first glimpse, the unholy massacre in Ashraf actually showed the depth of the regime’s defensive position in the face of the prospect of being overthrown. However, in less than a few months all of Tehran’s calculations for political and propaganda stage turned completely against it. The horrific scenes of that grave crime and the courage shown of Ashraf residents lying in their blood, not only shocked the Iranian people but also stunned the people of the entire region and around the world. The Iranian people saw yet again who and to what extent is standing on its pledge to bring about freedom, and who Khamenei and Khomeini regime’s leftovers would consider as the real threat and potent rival to them. People of the world saw that the epicenter of resistance against religious dictatorship and the anti-thesis of fundamentalism is Ashraf. The most highly intellectual political dignitaries say today’s world needs the PMOI and Ashraf as an example, and if there were no Ashraf, we must have helped for there not to be just one Ashraf, but at least 10 Ashrafs.

And now, one year on, the status quo speaks of an unprecedented leap by the PMOI and the democratic alternative National Council of Resistance of Iran’s stature rising, with its positions being more firm than ever before.

On the other hand, the Iranian regime has not gained anything it had reached out for, either inside the country, or in Iraq and Syria. Today, everyone can see that the rift in the senior ranks of the regime is getting deeper and deeper every day.

In Iraq, with the growing uprising amongst the vast majority of people and tribes, Khamenei’s puppet dictator has been overthrown and all of Tehran’s investments in Iraq have literally gone down the drain. With the Iraq berm crumbling, the mullahs’ regime received a strategic and unrecoverable blow that will soon catch up with the bloodthirsty dictator of Damascus, leaving him facing the same fate as Maliki. This blow will tear apart Tehran’s front in the region and its impact will reach out to Lebanon, Palestine and the entire region.

Therefore, as so many have admitted, the bloody morning of September 1st in Ashraf truly left behind deep strategic impacts. However, exactly the opposite of what Khamenei imagined; from an oasis in the middle of the Iraqi desert, Ashraf became a symbol and a flag always aloft of a long and restless struggle against dictatorships, depicting the freedom-loving cause of a nation, and finally, becoming the immortal legend of a revolution. From this seed dozens of Ashrafs will be reincarnated across the globe.

Ashraf massacre, 52 fallen heroes

Zohre Ghaemi
Zohre Ghaemi
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1964
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013 Intro: With 35 years of participation in resistance, she was a political prisoner for 5 years under Khomeini regime. She headed one of the offices of the Iranian Resistance President-elect from 1993 to 1996. She was injured in the July 28-29 attack by Maliki’s forces on Ashraf.
Giti Givechian
Giti Givechian
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1958
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013 Intro: Deputy PMOI Secretary-General, member of the Leadership Council, graduated in psychology, Chairwoman of the NCRI Security and Anti-Terrorism Commission. PMOI Hero Giti Givechian began her political activities with the Resistant as a college student before getting acquainted with the PMOI in 1978.
Mitra Bagherzadeh
Mitra Bagherzadeh
Birthplace: Abadan , Year of Birth: 1959
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Intro: Third year college student of personnel management in Informatics & Management College of Tehran National University. She headed one of the offices of the Iranian Resistance President-elect from 1993 to 1996. She was a member of the NCRI Political Research Commission.
Zhila Tolu
Zhila Tolu
Birthplace: Tabriz , Year of Birth: 1960
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Intro: With 35 years of experience with the PMOI, she was also a member of the NCRI. She studied civil engineering in Isfahan University. Zhila Tolu was a member of the PMOI Leadership Council.
Fatemeh Kamiyab
Fatemeh Kamiyab
Birthplace: Rasht , Year of Birth: 1961
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Intro: She was a political prisoner for 18 months in Khomeini’s dungeons. Fatemeh was the sister of two heroic PMOI martyrs, Bizhan and Isfandiyar. One was executed by Khomeini’s regime at the age of 17 and her other brother was murdered by the IRGC in 1988.
Maryam Hosseini
Maryam Hosseini
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1964
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 31
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Intro: She was arrested by the IRGC in June 1981 and was in Ghezel Hesar Prison in the city of Karaj and also Evin Prison in Tehran until August 1985. Maryam witnessed the murder of two of her brothers. Abbas Hosseini was executed in front of a death squad in Gorgan Prison in November 1981, and her other brother, Gholamhossein Hosseini, was executed in Evin Prison in April of 1984.
Mehdi Fattollah Nezhad
Mehdi Fattollah Nezhad
Birthplace: Tabriz , Year of Birth: 1951
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Political prisoner: 3 years under the Shah
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 38
Education: Civil Engineering from Tehran University
Representative and legal advisor of Ashraf residents, a member of the NCRI Science and Research Commission
Ahmad Bustani
Ahmad Bustani
Birthplace: Shiraz , Year of Birth: 1951
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Education: Electrical Engineering from Tehran Sharif Industrial University, editor-in-chief of ‘Bazuye Enghelab’ daily, a member of the NCRI Science and Research Commission.
Mohammad Reza Voshagh
Mohammad Reza Voshagh
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1955
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Education: Diploma in Natural Sciences, a commander of Camp Ashraf Guard and Security Unit and a member of the NCRI Security and Anti-Terrorism Commission.
Mohammad Gorji
Mohammad Gorji
Birthplace: Zarand, Save , Year of Birth: 1953
Political Prisoner: 4 years under the Shah
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 39
Education: Diploma in Mathematics
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
A commander of the National Liberation Army of Iran
Ali Feiz Shabgahi
Ali Feiz Shabgahi
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1956
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 35
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Geography
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
A member of the NCRI Education Commission
Nabi Seif
Nabi Seif
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1953
Political Prisoner: 4 years under the Shah
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 39
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
A member of the NCRI Finance and Logistics Commission
Ali Asghar Ghadiri
Ali Asghar Ghadiri
Birthplace: Shareza , Year of Birth: 1958
Political Prisoner: 1 year
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 37
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
A member of the NCRI Finance and Logistics Commission
Hamid Batebi
Hamid Batebi
Birthplace: Firuzkuh , Year of Birth: 1958
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Intro: with 38 years of experience with the PMOI, he was representative and legal advisor of Ashraf residents, a member of the NCRI Peace Commission and a senior PMOI foreign relations official. Hamid had studied three years in Isfahan Industrial University.
Mir Hossein Madani
Mir Hossein Madani
Birthplace: Malayer , Year of Birth: 1960
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Education: Senior year in electronic engineering from US university, a senior foreign relations official in Ashraf. He was a member of the NCRI Foreign Affairs Commission.
Alireza Poor Mohammad
Alireza Poor Mohammad
Birthplace: Astara , Year of Birth: 1957
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Education: Diploma from tech school
Alireza Khoshnevis
Alireza Khoshnevis
Birthplace: Mashhad , Year of Birth: 1953
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Education: college student in Germany
NLA pilot and member of the NCRI Defense and Strategic Research Commission
Ali Asghar Mechanic
Ali Asghar Mechanic
Birthplace: Hamedan , Year of Birth: 1955
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Political Prisoner: 4 years
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 30
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Engineering
Seyed Ali Seyed Ahmadi
Seyed Ali Seyed Ahmadi
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1956
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Political Prisoner: 3 years under the Shah
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 36
Majid Shiviary
Majid Shiviary
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1965
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Political Prisoner: 4 years
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 32
Shoja’edin Motavali Jalali
Shoja’edin Motavali Jalali
Birthplace: Astana Ashrafiye , Year of Birth: 1953
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Education: Biochemistry College in Germany
Mohammad Jafarzadeh
Mohammad Jafarzadeh
Birthplace: Tabriz , Year of Birth: 1963
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 32
Ghobad Saeedpoor
Ghobad Saeedpoor
Birthplace: Arak , Year of Birth: 1958
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Education: Third year college student of statistics from India and a member of the NCRI.
Mahmoud Reza Safavi
Mahmoud Reza Safavi
Year of Birth: Rezaiye , Birthplace: 1957
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 33
Education: College of Electronics in the UK
Ardeshir Sharifian
Ardeshir Sharifian
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1956
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 30
Education: Pharmaceuticals in Italy
Kurosh Saeedi
Kurosh Saeedi
Birthplace: Ahvaz , Year of Birth: 1959
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 32
Education: Electronics and Computer Science Engineer from University of Southern California – USA
Shahrokh Ohadi
Shahrokh Ohadi
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1953
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 26
Education: Diploma in Physics Mathematics
Fariborz Sheikh ol’Islam
Fariborz Sheikh ol’Islam
Birthplace: Sabzevar , Year of Birth: 1967
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 24
Education: Nursing College
Ibrahim Assadi
Ibrahim Assadi
Birthplace: Ahvaz , Year of Birth: 1952
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 30
Gholam Abas Garmabi
Gholam Abas Garmabi
Birthplace: Gochan , Year of Birth: 1957
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 33
Education: Technology Institute student
Nosser Sarabi
Nasser Sarabi
Birthplace: Bojnourd , Year of Birth: 1964
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 33
Bizhan Mirzaie
Bizhan Mirzaie
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1960
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 31
Education: Engineering and Computer Science Expert from University of Massachusetts
Member of the NCRI Science and Research Commission
Rahmat Bulouk Nakhjeiri
Rahmat Bulouk Nakhjeiri
Birthplace: Nakhjeir Kalaye , Year of Birth: 1958
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Political Prisoner: 3 years
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 33
Education: Diploma in Natural Sciences
Abolghasem Rezvani
Abolghasem Rezvani
Birthplace: Semnan , Year of Birth: 1951
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 30
Education: Lawyer and Master’s Degree in Law
Lawyer and judge in Sari, lawyer of Ashraf residents
Member of the NCRI Judicial Commission
Seyed Ali Asghar Emadi Chashmi
Seyed Ali Asghar Emadi Chashmi
Birthplace: Ghaemshahr , Year of Birth: 1957
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Political Prisoner: 1 year
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Education: Diploma in Mathematics
Mohammad Ali Mahmoudi
Mohammad Ali Mahmoudi
Birthplace: Tabriz , Year of Birth: 1960
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 29
Education: Diploma in Mathematics
Hossein Soltani Babukani
Hossein Soltani Babukani
Birthplace: Shareza, Babukan , Year of Birth: 1956
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 32
Education: Diploma from Technology Institute
Hossein Mam Rasouli
Hossein Mam Rasouli
Birthplace: Naghdeh , Year of Birth: 1964
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 32
Abdol-Halim (Azim) Narouie
Abdol-Halim (Azim) Narouie
Year of Birth: 1955
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 30
Education: College of Medicine
Member of the NCRI Internal Affairs Commission
Saeed Noresi
Saeed Noresi
Birthplace: Dargez , Year of Birth: 1954
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Political Prisoner: 3 years
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 30
Education: Diploma Physical Education, Paramedics
Hamid Saberi Lif Shagerdi
Hamid Saberi Lif Shagerdi
Birthplace: Sume’e Sara, Rasht, Year of Birth: 1958
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Education: Road and Construction college student
Shahram Yaseri
Shahram Yaseri
Birthplace: Lahijan , Year of Birth: 1961
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Political Prisoner: 3 years under Khomeini’s rule
Sirous Fat’hi Moghanjughi
Sirous Fat’hi Moghanjughi
Birthplace: Salmas, Year of Birth: 1961
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 33
Education: Political Science college student in Turkey
Nasser Kermaniyan
Nasser Kermaniyan
Birthplace: Miyandoab , Year of Birth: 1966
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Political Prisoner: 8 months
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Amir Hossein Afzal Nia
Amir Hossein Afzal Nia
Birthplace: Mashhad, Year of Birth: 1966
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 27
TV Producer and Reporter
Rahman Manani
Rahman Manani
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1979
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 15
TV Producer and Reporter
Hassan Gholampoor Nobijari
Hassan Gholampoor Nobijari
Birthplace: Lahijan, Year of Birth: 1958
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Political Prisoner: 4 years
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 34
Education: Diploma in Natural Sciences
Hassan Jabbari
Hassan Jabbari
Birthplace: Tehran , Year of Birth: 1972
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 10
Education: Diploma
Yaser Hajian
Yaser Hajian
Birthplace: Zanjan, Year of Birth: 1979
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of participation with the Resistance: 16
TV Director, Producer and Graphic Artist
Nasser Habashi
Nasser Habashi
Birthplace: Amol , Year of Birth: 1982
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 9
Education: Diploma in Mechanic
Amir Massoud Nazari
Amir Massoud Nazari
Birthplace: Tehran, Year of Birth: 1979
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 16
Saeed Akhavan Hashemi
Saeed Akhavan Hashemi
Birthplace: Mashhad , Year of Birth: 1985
Location and Date of Martyrdom: Ashraf – 1 September 2013
Years of Experience with the Resistance: 12

Resonate of a Saga

  • Newt Gingrich
    Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the US House of Representative:
    As an American, I am here to tell you how much we need your voice. For 35 years we have followed a failed strategy of appeasement. We tried to appease a religious dictatorship which has said again and again that his goal is to defeat us. We will never be safe until the dictatorship is replaced and a free government exists in Iran…"
  • Joe Lieberman
    US Sen. Joe Lieberman:
    Madam Rajavi did what a great leader does. She set out a path to victory and gave us all a reasonable hope that we will succeed and liberate the people of Iran. You join the history and advance it because you and we are engaged in a historic struggle to liberate the people of Iran, a great nation with a proud history from the evil regime that is holding them hostage and we will do it.
  • Walid Phares
    Dr Walid Phares co-Secretary General of the Transatlantic Parliamentary Group on Counter Terrorism:
    "I say this and I have said that to the US Congress that if there is no Ashraf, we have to build another Ashraf, or even 10 more Ashrafs like it…"
  • Michael Mukasey
    Michael Mukasey, former US Attorney General:
    "We will bend every effort to protect your safety as we promised to do, because in doing so we will restore our honor which we have to do…"
  • Mike Coffman
    US Congressman Mike Coffman:
    "Your struggle is the flame of light that the tired and wounded Middle East needs it the most. So a democratic change in Iran is an important and vital issue…"
  • Danny Davis
    US Congressman Danny Davis:
    "You inspire and motivate not only yourselves, but you are telling people all over the world, that you don’t have to sit back and take it…"
  • Marc Ginsberg
    Ambassador Marc Ginsberg, U.S. Envoy to Morocco:
    "The voices that you have brought here need to be heard not only in Tehran, not only in Baghdad, but throughout Europe as well as in the United States…"
    'WE NEED A FREE IRAN'
  • Michèle Alliot-Marie
    Michèle Alliot-Marie, France Minister of Defense, Interior and Foreign Affairs (2002-2011):
    We testify on values and beliefs for freedom, democracy and on respect for the Iranian people. Once again, representatives of many countries have come to declare their solidarity with you for freedom and democracy in Iran.
  • Rohra bacher
    US congressman Dana Rohrabacher:
    "It is shameful, it is shameful for the Iraqi government, although shame for the Iraqi government is irrelevant, but it is shameful for the US government. The Iraqi soldiers are equipped with American weapons. If we try to ignore our responsibility in this regard, we are undoubtedly covering up everything…"
  • Alan Dershowitz
    Prof. Alan Dershowitz, most prominent lawyer for Criminal law in the United States:
    "We should today be bringing Iran's leaders into the duct of justice in front of the International criminal court… We cannot rest until Iran becomes a democratic non-nuclear nation with a commitment to human liberty. Only you can bring that about, we are here to help you, the Iranian Resistance…"
  • Sali Berisha
    Former Albanian Prime Minister, Sali Berisha:
    I express my deep admirations for your struggle, for your extraordinary efforts, for your fight for the dignity of Persians of your grate nation.
  • Struan Stevenson
    Struan Stevenson, MEP:
    "I would speak to my heart because I am an ashrafi. There are three clear messages that have emerged. Three clear messages: Maliki out, Rouhani out, Khamenei out…
    long live Liberty ,long live the PMOI ,long live Madam Rajavi…"
  • John McCain
    Senator John McCain:
    "It is vitally important that the United States do more to assists the residents of Camp Ashraf and Camp Liberty… I encourage all of you to continue your fight for democracy and human rights not only in Iran, but across the globe…"
  • Bernard Kushner
    Former French Foreign Minister, Bernard Kushner:
    "You are a role model for the entire Middle East and ever beyond…"
  • Bryan Binley
    British MP, Bryan Binley:
    "My own government Britain tries to overlook the horrible actions of Nouri Maliki government in Iraq which is carried out under the direction of the Iranian regime…"
  • Robert Menendez
    Senator Robert Menendez:
    "I made clear to the US administration officials of the safety and security of the MEK members at Camp Liberty must continue to be a priority. For that, we stand in solidarity to gather. My thoughts and prayers are with you…"
  • Alejo Vidal-Quadras
    Dr. Alejo Vidal-Quadras, vice-President of the European Parliament:
    "The Iranian Resistance under the leadership of Mrs. Rajavi and the full and unyielding support of their many friends in democracies all around the world will emerge as the reference for a tolerant and democratic Islam in the Middle East..."
  • Ted Poe
    US Congressman Ted Poe:
    US has ‘legal obligation’ to protect Camp Liberty “The first human right is the right to be free, to govern our own destiny. And that is what should happen in Iran, your country, your homeland. And you’ve got the right leader to do that with Madame Rajavi…"
  • Phillip Crowley
    Ambassador Phillip Crowley, former US Assistant Secretary of State:
    "We stand with you and we salute you for seeking to be a part of the debate that is happening in Iran and to be part of the force that will ultimately change Iran for the better…"
  • Frances Townsend
    Frances Townsend, former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor (2004-07):
    "UN must act upon its duties to protect Camp Liberty residents… Today, we must call on the United Nations to act to its duties on behalf of Camp Liberty's residents and end their agony. We shall continue with the fight for freedom…"
  • Bill Richardson
    Governor Bill Richardson, former US Ambassador to the UN:
    "Is there hope for change in Iran? The answer is yes, With Maryam Rajavi , with the freedom loving people of Iran, and you who represent them…"
  • Rudi Giuliani
    Former New York City Mayor Rudi Giuliani:
    "And when the history of your country is written, Madam Rajavi would be known as a great liberator of Iran… To the people in the Liberty, please understand we are here for you, we remember you and we will fight for you…"
  • Geir Haarde
    Geir Haarde, former Prime Minister of Iceland:
    "Madam Rajavi, we want you to know that we have been and continue to be on your side until you achieve the human rights of all your people in full and you can put your ten point plan into action and we believe that your longstanding and brilliant efforts for democracy will soon come to a successful end…"
  • Jose Louis Rodriguez Zapatero
    Jose Louis Rodriguez Zapatero, former Prime Minister of Spain:
    "In Maryam Rajavi's words, we can hear democracy, liberty and human rights. These are words that resound with the strength in Iran, your homeland. Iran is the place of brilliant and profound civilization, much admired by other people. The whole world is waiting for a completely democratic Iran committed to peace in Middle East…"
  • Rama Yade
    Rama Yade, former French minister for Human Right:
    "There is no revolution without women. We cannot reshape the degree of progress in a society without the effective role of women in that society…"
  • Loretta Sanchez
    US Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez:
    "Many of you know that I fight for human rights around the world. There are plenty of countries where I am not invited, but I wear that as a badge of honor because of the work that we do together…"
  • James Conway
    General James Conway, the 34th Commandant of the Marine Corps:
    I am more concerned than ever before for the safety and security of Camp Liberty residents.
  • Kim Campbell
    Kim Campbell, former Canadian PM:
    All I can say is that it will happen, pay attention, be brave and be ready. We’ll be there with you.'
  • Ardelean ben-oni
    Senator Ardelean Ben-oni:
    ”It will be a time when all of us will be very happy because Iran will be free, and I hope this time will be very soon…"
  • Terrence young
    Terrence Young, Member of Canadian Parliament:
    "On June 16th the Canadian Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Human Rights called for the United Nations to immediately establish a permanent presence inside Camp Liberty to address the humanitarian crises and protect the residents and to launch an independent and impartial investigation into the September 1, 2013 massacre at Camp Ashraf…"
  • Pedro Agramunt
    Spanish MP, Pedro Agramunt:
    "We are getting close to the moment that the people of Iran can breathe freely with no fear. They deserve it and this is the day I have waited for far too long. I can assure that I will continue to support you both in the Council of Europe as well as in the Spanish Senate…"
  • Patricia Solis Doyle
    Patricia Solis Doyle, Senior Adviser to the U.S. Presidential Campaign in 2008:
    "Madam Maryam Rajavi who’s ten point plan for the future of Iran are a true inspiration, a fuel that keeps us all going equality is indistinguishable from the fight for global peace…"
  • Giulio Terzi
    Former Italian Foreign Minister, Giulio Terzi:
    "All your friends in Italy are fighting for your goals for freedom and human rights in Iran…"
  • Robert Joseph
    Robert Joseph, former US Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security:
    "We must support the resistance, the opposition both in and outside Iran, starting with protecting those who we have promised their safety, most importantly your brothers and sisters in camp Liberty. Madam Rajavi, you are the catalyst for the establishment of a free and democratic Iran…"

The 108-Day Global Hunger Strike

The global hunger strike campaign was launched immediately following the Ashraf massacre on September 1st and continued for 108 days in Liberty and 8 countries across the globe. Finally, with the declaration of the Spanish National Court ruling against Maliki’s national security advisor, Falah Fayyaz for massacre and abduction in Ashraf, and his criminal collaborators, this hunger strike came to a successful end. Following this ruling, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, called on Liberty residents and Iranians in various cities throughout the world to end their global hunger strike. Mrs. Rajavi reiterated that with a strong judicial leverage against the perpetrators of this crime against humanity, from now on this global campaign for the release of the hostages and provide security for Liberty residents, and the demands of the hunger striking prisoners in Iran, will continue with full force and non-stop until its final determination.
Mrs. Rajavi congratulated the hunger strikers in Liberty, Geneva, Berlin, Ottawa, London, Melbourne, Washington, Stockholm and Rome, on this great victory emphasizing that they left behind a marvelous and historic example of resistance and perseverance in the face of cruelty, dictatorship and crimes.
Truly, this heroic and grand hunger strike is a spectacular example not only for the history of the Iranian Resistance, but also added a treasure of revolutionary experience for nations under cruelty that have risen for freedom. The inspirational remnants of this glorious and global move can now be clearly seen in Iran, especially in prisons, as an effective method of resistance. Also, it has been inspiring noble people across the globe. However, what these hundreds of people have left behind after their long endeavor and paying the price little by little from their very existence, will become more and more apparent in the future. The sacrifices of these truly humble human beings will, without a doubt, pave the Iranian people’s path to liberty and the final victory. Hail to all of them!