In Iran, the current battle between the ruling regime and the brave people has been continuing for months. The eyes of the international community have been enlightened by the determination and courage of the Iranian people.
The Western media have wrongfully advertised that the protests are leaderless, and stated that the new generation of Iran and their ideas are the only reason for the protests, ignoring the past protests and the previous generations, either deliberately or unintentionally.
The truth of the matter is that no change has occurred in the history of any nation without the struggle of generations intertwining, and Iran is no exception. The Iranian regime has shed blood and committed crimes against the Iranian people since it confiscated the country and the 1979 revolution from the people, the rightful owners.
Statistics about the number of people that have been killed by this regime often fluctuates. The regime’s main opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has estimated that this regime has executed more than 120,000 people from the opposition over the past four decades.
The most brutal massacres were implemented between 1980 and 1988. The massacre in the summer of 1988, where the regime killed more than 30,000 political prisoners, was the pinnacle of the regime’s cruelty.
Since then, the regime has continuously repressed protests and, in the process, killed thousands more innocent civilians. In the Qazvin protests in 1994, the regime killed dozens of protesters, while in the protests of November 2019, the regime killed more than 1,500 people.
In a recent rare remark by one of the regime’s elements, Javad Mogoi, a documentary maker who is close to the regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s office, addressed undisclosed information and said that only 400,000 families of executed political prisoners are living in Tehran and that they have played a significant role in the recent uprisings. He has not provided the source of the information.
The state-run Aftab-e Yazd daily published his narrative and objective observations about the protests that he had posted on his Instagram account. During the protests, Mogoi was reportedly beaten and arrested by the regime’s Basij forces.
He stated, “I arrived at Revolution Square. The forces are much more than the pedestrians; Basij, special unit, police, and plainclothes of the Revolutionary Guards. I went to the ‘Esm Ketab’ store. Ali Rekab sat down to describe these ten days: ‘Javad! Egad, these are people. The Basijis were beating two girls last night. They swore at them and beat them.’
Mogoi added, “I said, ‘It’s not like that everywhere. We have 400,000 families of executed Mojahedin Khalq members in Tehran. In the field, some are acting completely professionally. They are organized.’”
This information not only reveals aspects of the regime’s crimes against humanity, but also the heroic rebellion of a nation, its main opposition organization the MEK along with all walks of society and movements that have resisted and sacrificed their lives for more than 40 years, in order to bring an end to the darkest era in Iran’s history.
The new generation of Iran is following the path of previous generations and has decided to seek revenge for the blood of the fallen people in their quest for freedom. This revolution is neither rootless nor leaderless. Its true leader is the blood of those who fought for freedom. No one can ignore or bury it, history will speak the truth for many years, decades, and centuries to come.