By Mo Parvin
Demonstrations against the Islamic Regime in Iran
(IRI) continue. Although under the world's watch,
IRI is escalating its push to demolish this historic
movement. Based on the Iran Human Rights report on
November 24th, at least 459 people, including 64
kids and 29 women, have been murdered and more than
All we hear outside Iran from "democratic"
governments are only concerns using words:
We support you. We condemn your murderer. We want
them to stop. Army corps leaders (All have multiple
IDs under hidden names) are sanctioned!
Some work has been going on to form a
committee in the United Nations to investigate the
crimes committed in Iran. It still needs to pass the
"word" stage and clarify what sort of punishment may
come out of this investigation. So far, no tangible
All international human rights groups also
report the atrocities of IRI daily and condemn
Amnesty International, along with 42 other
organizations, has called on the United Nations
Human Rights Council to act urgently by holding a
special session and establishing an independent
investigation of serious human rights violations
committed in Iran . Nothing has come out
of it yet!
A few more examples of the "harsh words" are
posted on MEHR's website :
And more and more words and words can be
added to it every day!
Some people may refer to sanctions imposed by some
governments and consider them as actions. For
example, five days ago, the European Union and the
United Kingdom set a boycott (travel bans and asset
freezing) against 29 individuals and three Iranian
entities involved in the violent crackdown on
Both travel bans and asset freezing for the
high-ranking members of the Revolutionary Guards or
people like Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi are
meaningless. It is known that all these people have
investments outside Iran under fake identifications.
They do not need to travel, but if they do, they can
easily do it!
Since the violation of human rights and
criminal acts of the Islamic regime in Iran are
enshrined in its constitution and annexes, the only
way to get rid of it is to overthrow it. The
overthrowing of this regime is possible through the
participation of organized Iranian freedom fighters
in the disobedience fight.
Power is defined by obedience. If a situation
is created where millions of organized people can
say no to their abusers, they are finished. That is
called a "civil disobedience" fight in contrast to
an armed uprising.
As I have been indicating for years ,
the life of this regime is over when millions of
women remove their head and body covers and,
supported by freedom-loving men, take to the streets
and say "no" to IRI. We are witnessing the beginning
of this historical movement in Iran.
Its success is a challenging task, but it can
be done. There is no other feasible option. How
civil disobedience can be taught, learned, and
practiced has been investigated and documented for
years. Those interested can refer to many documents,
books, and interviews on the MEHR's website .
The details of planning and involving people
in an organized disobedient effort are private. The
informed Iranian activists familiar with civil
disobedience concepts would know how to expand the
movement without writing statements!
What can be said publicly is that initially,
the process involves organizing small groups
secretly that only have their representatives in
contact with the central organizers.
Iranian expatriates have become involved in
worldwide demonstrations in solidarity with the
movement in Iran. It is necessary to inform the
world about what is happening in Iran. However, the
main question is, what do we want from informed
people of the world? Only slogans are heard in these
gatherings, where several thousand people are
participating. Different groups and individuals have
issued a wide range of petitions. Unfortunately,
even the pleas that address essential issues stop at
demanding actions. There needs to be a reference to
how and why these demands will occur.
"Women, Life, Freedom" and "Mahsa Amini" slogans
will become part of the history books. Nevertheless,
to achieve this task, we need to follow up on these
protests and take actions that will help, support,
and empower the movement inside Iran in a practical
abroad and other freedom-loving world people should
use their voting power. They should participate in
the political process of the countries where they
live and demand that the Islamic Regime not be
recognized until its human rights violations have
been stopped. The release of political and human
rights activists and no interference with women's
type of dressing or hair covering must be considered
as a first step. The lack of recognition should be
at least reflected by observing the following
No involvement in the UN (Suspension rule
according to Article 5, UN Chapter ).
No visit of any official to any occasion.
Temporary closure of embassies.
MEHR wrote a letter to President Biden
regarding the above-suggested actions .
We received a response from President Biden that
expressed nice "words" about Iranian movements .
As you can read in the letter, he says, "we are
making it easier for Iranians to access the
Internet" and that the US will hold Iranian
officials responsible for employing violence". We
must keep pushing in a meaningful way to force
politicians to act.
The all-out efforts in the world, which can
involve countless people, even if they do not
achieve their goal, the widespread movement that has
been created sends the message to the Iranians that
the whole world is watching them and demanding their
rights. This situation will enable activists inside
Iran to organize many more disgruntled masses and
continue disobedient struggles until overthrowing
the powerless regime that, no matter how murderous,
cannot murder millions under the world's watch is
AI and other 42 organizations asking UN to keep
Islamic Regime in Iran accountable
Words and Slogans in Solidarity with Iranians
Passing by the Islamic Regime or overthrowing it?
The Power of Nonviolence
Letter to President Biden
President Biden's Response