The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, expressed her condolences for the loss of Marzieh, whom she described as the shining star of Iranian music, to the people of Iran, the Iranian artists’ community and freedom-seeking people ?of Iran, particularly those in Camp Ashraf.
Mrs. Rajavi also declared three days of national mourning for the loss of Marzieh, who she described as the symbol of protest and revolt by Iranian artists against the fascist religious dictatorship.
Ashraf Alsadat Mortezayee, better known as Marzieh, died at noon on Wednesday in Paris at the age of 86, following a long and arduous battle against cancer. For several ?consecutive decades, Marzieh stood as the most prominent and popular Iranian vocalist. She was also an arts advisor to the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, and a member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran. She was one of the long-lasting supporters of Ashraf residents.
Marzieh firmly stood up against the clerical regime and despite all cruelties perpetrated against her and her relatives by the regime, she did not for a second abandon the path she had chosen in fighting against the inhumane clerical regime.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
October 13, 2010