On Friday, November 22, 2019, members of the Iranian American Community in Northern California, who support the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK), gathered on UC Berkeley’s campus and echoed the voice of the Iranian people inside Iran who are yearning for freedom and democracy, supporting Iran Protests.
The Daily Californian reported on their gathering.
Introducing the Iranian American Community in Northern California, or IACNorCal, the Daily Californian wrote: “The association supports the idea that Iran should be a democratic secular republic and believes it should take advantage of the United States’ freedom of speech to be the voice of the people of Iran.”
Hamid Azimi, the community’s spokesperson told Daily Californian: “Iran’s recent uprising was sparked about a week ago when the price of gasoline was “tripled” by the Iranian government.”
“A nation that has been under a religious dictatorship for the last 40 years has now risen up to resist and ask for change,” Azimi told the paper at the protest held in solidarity with the risen people across Iran.
“In response to those who have died in the uprising, president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran Maryam Rajavi urged all compatriots on her Twitter account to commemorate the deaths and provide care and treatment to the wounded Iranians,” the report added.
The Daily Californian also referred to Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point plan and wrote: “Rajavi has previously elaborated on a Ten-point platform which offers a vision for a future Iran, according to the IACNorCal website. The plan has 10 steps, which include the aim to achieve complete gender equality, the abolition of the death penalty and a nuclear-free Iran, among other goals.”
#MaryamRajavi called on #UNSC &member states,#EU&all #HumanRights bodies 2take urgent action #StopIranBloodshed &arrests, asking the @UN to dispatch fact-finding missions to visit those arrested. Many of those detained face torture, forced confessions &executions.#IranProtests pic.twitter.com/wdfTDkprQd
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) November 28, 2019
Peymaneh Shafi, a member of the IACNorCal told the Daily Californian that Mrs. Rajavi’s ten-point plan is “very progressive for a constitution.”
“Shafi said she agrees with Rajavi’s plan because it demonstrates opposition to the current government and will set a good foundation for a future democratic Iran,” read the report.
— Peymaneh Shafi (@peymaneh123) November 23, 2019
“I want (Iranians) to live in a peaceful society with its neighbors and be able to bring the Iranian people economic stability and grant a prosperous society,” Shafi told the Daily Californian.
While mentioning the internet blackout in Iran the report said: “Campus freshman and IACNorCal member Seena Saiedian expressed his concerns regarding Iran’s recent major internet blackout. He added that he will not have information about the condition of his family in Iran until the communication in the country is restored and that this blackout seems to show the government’s weakness.”
“We are confident that, with the uprising of people in Iran, now is the time that achieving the goal of democratic change in Iran is very realistic,” Hamid Azimi said.
The nationwide uprising in Iran erupted on November 15, 2019, over the sudden increase of fuel and gas rationing.
Tehran and other cities are witnessing ongoing protests as the Iranian people have risen for regime change in at least 180 cities across the country, with at least 450 killed and over 4,000 people injured by the regime’s oppressive security forces. Reports also indicate more than 10,000 protesters have been arrested.
Source » ncr-iran