Days before Iran’s sham presidential election calls for boycotting the election have amplified both inside and outside the country. The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), its Resistance Units, and supporters have played a key role in popularizing the call to boycott the regime’s election.
In recent days, the MEK supporters and members of the Iranian diaspora have held several protests in Canada and Europe, echoing the Iranian people’s desire for regime change and calls for boycotting the regime’s sham election.
The MEK supporters and Iranians abroad have underlined that people do not forget Ebrahim Raisi’s role in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. Raisi is the preferred candidate of the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei.
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On Sunday, simultaneous with negotiations between the regime and the world powers, Iranians in Vienna, Austria held a protest, calling for regime change in Iran and exposing the mullahs’ human rights violations. They held pictures of Mr. Massoud Rajavi, the Iranian Resistance Leader, and Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI). Protesters held a sign which read: “Maryam Rajavi: The people of Iran want the mullahs’ regime punished through a comprehensive boycott.”
In a similar development on Sunday, the MEK supporters in Bucharest, Romani, held a rally, echoing the calls for boycotting the regime’s sham presidential election.
On Saturday, dozens of cities in Canada and Europe witnessed a protest by the MEK supporters.
#Iran regime's sham elections: Iranians supporters of the Iranian resistance NCRI and MEK hold a protest rally opposite the mullahs' embassy in #London and chant #RaisiMassMurderer and #BoycottIranShamElections & urge the #UKGovernment to support democratic regime change in Iran pic.twitter.com/VclUbYP0MB
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The MEK supporters in Vienna held a banner reminding the world powers that “nuclear negotiations with Iran must include human rights and the fight against Iran’s state-sponsored terrorism.” They held a large banner that read, “Iranians want regime change.”
In Gothenburg, Sweden, Iranians held a protest on Saturday, calling for regime change and underlining that the Iranian people’s vote is regime change. They also chanted, “Raisi the murderer, you will be tried soon.” Iranians in Stockholm, Sweden, joined their compatriots in calling for boycotting the regime’s farce election. They held a banner that read, “We support Maryam Rajavi’s ten-points plan for the future of Iran.” They chanted slogans in solidarity with the arisen people of Iran.
On Friday, Iranians in Ottawa, Canada joined the campaign of boycotting the regime’s election farce, underlining that “the nation has not forgotten, Raisi is the henchman of the 1988 massacre.” In Toronto, Canada, Iranians also held a protest condemning the regime’s human rights violations and supported the Iranian people’s desire for regime change by voting “my vote is regime overthrow.”
In London, the United Kingdom, Iranians held a protest gathering on Thursday in line with the worldwide campaign of boycotting the Iranian regime election farce.
The MEK supporters and the members of the Iranian diaspora in all countries reiterated their support of the activities of the MEK’s “Resistance Units.” The MEK’s Resistance Units have been risking their lives in Iran, popularizing the call to boycott the regime’s sham election.
The MEK launched the campaign in April with the slogan “Our vote is regime change” and expanded in May. The slogans won popularity daily and echoed the Iranian society’s current circumstances that reject the mullahs’ regime in its entirety.”
MEK Resistance Units activities in April 2021 focusing on Iran’s presidential election
The Resistance Units install banners and posters of the Resistance’s leadership and write slogans on walls calling for regime change.
In recent days, these activities were carried out in several cities, including Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashhad, Sanandaj, Semnan, Behbahan, Yasuj, Omidiyeh, Hamidiyeh, Shahin Shahr, Mahshahr, Arak, Dezfoul, Firouzabad, Lar (Fars province), Qazvin, Behshahr, Shahr-e Rey, Andimeshk, Abadan, Marvdasht, Karaj, Nishabur, Khorramabad, and Ahvaz.
The slogans written on the walls include: In recent days, these activities were carried out in several cities including Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Mashhad, Sanandaj, Semnan, Behbahan, Yasuj, Omidiyeh, Hamidiyeh, Shahin Shahr, Mahshahr, Arak, Dezfoul, Firouzabad, Lar (Fars province), Qazvin, Behshahr, Shahr-e Rey, Andimeshk, Abadan, Marvdasht, Karaj, Nishabur, Khorramabad, and Ahvaz.
The MEK’s Resistance Units began their activities in April and carried out anti-regime activities in over 250 places in 27 provinces. In May, the Resistance Units’ activities increased and spread across the country. Over 310 areas in all Iran’s provinces witnessed Resistance Units’ activities calling for a boycott of the regime’s election farce.
The MEK’s ongoing activities and impact on society have terrified the regime officials.
“The MEK has been working in recent weeks, publicly urging people not to vote. The enemy is lurking. Suppose the people do not participate in the elections. In that case, the enemies will carry out their sinister plans with thousands of excuses in the name of human rights,” Hossain Khosravai, one of the regime’s MP, said on Monday, acknowledging the campaigns about Raisi’s dark record of human rights violations (Source Fars News Agency, an outlet linked to the Revolutionary Guards).