TGTE: Sri Lanka Election: Even if Rajapakse fail to get 2/3rd Majority Sinhala parties combined will get 2/3rd majority

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam's (TGTE) Special Parliament Session's Statement on August 5, 2020 Sri Lanka Parliamentary Elections

History shows how Sinhala super majority is used against Tamils. Sinhala rulers have succeeded in adopting the Citizenship Act, the Sinhala Only Act, the Anti-Terrorism Act, and other anti-Tamil Acts”

— Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE)

NEW YORK, USA, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ —

Transnational Government's Special Session of Parliament's Statement on the August 5, 2020's Sri Lankan Parliamentary Elections.

Even if the party of the Rajapakshes fails to secure two-thirds of the seats in Parliament from Wednesday’s elections, the Sinhala parties combined will nevertheless have a two-thirds majority.

History shows how this Sinhala super majority is used against Tamils. Sinhala rulers have succeeded in adopting the Citizenship Act, the Sinhala Only Act, the Anti-Terrorism Act, and many other anti-Tamil Acts, even while there were Tamil representatives in Parliament. Because of the numbers, Tamils were unable to stop them from passing.

Parliament’s domination by non-Tamils also trumps rank. There have been ministers from the Tamil community, and Tamils have twice been opposition leaders; Yet, they could do nothing in the interests of Tamils due to parliamentary makeup. Sidelines Tamil concerns, and Tamils cannot achieve anything by going to Parliament.

The UN Expert Panel on Accountability in Sri Lanka appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted in its report that the real or perceived exclusion of Tamils from the political process was one of the main reasons for the conflict.

Sri Lanka is not a democracy, but rather an ethnocracy. Its political institutions are rigidly entrenched with deep-rooted Sinhala Buddhist supremacism. Tamils have never been and could never be in a position powerful enough amid the parliamentary politics of Sri Lanka to achieve their rights.

In view of the above, the question arises as to why Tamils need to contest this election. While this question is legitimate, engaging in the upcoming parliamentary elections is necessary for two tactical reasons:

The first reason is that even though no solution to the Tamil national question can be found in the Parliament of Sri Lanka, Parliament can be used as a platform and forum to demonstrate Tamil political aspirations. The parliamentary floor and status as a Member of Parliament can be used to communicate the Tamil calls for international justice and freedom with the international community.

The second reason is if individuals/parties subscribed to the Tamil National Rights failed to contest the election, a situation will arise where the Sri Lankan Sinhala parties and their cronies will go to the parliament as Tamil representatives. This must be avoided.

Some political commentators have expressed apprehension that the coming election could cause division in the Tamil national landscape along the lines of religion and caste. We believe that Tamil national liberation politics will transcend all such divisions. Liberation politics is not vote bank politics.In 1985, the Tamil national question shifted past Colombo to Thimpu. It later shifted from Thimpu to Thailand, Geneva, Norway, Germany, and Switzerland toward the global political space. Therefore, Tamils should elect representatives who will take forth our national political aspiration as a principle and activity on the international plane.

These elected representatives should reflect the following Tamil political aspirations:

** The Tamil national question can only be solved through a joint referendum of Tamils residing in the Tamil Homeland and the Tamil Diaspora to assert the political aspirations of the Eelam Tamils. The fact that the above has been incorporated in the positions of Mr. Gajendrakumar’s Tamil National People Front and in the Tamil People National Front headed by former Justice, former Northern Province Chief Minister C. V. Wigneswaran gives us hope and enthusiasm.

** The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam Parliament adopted a resolution in 2014 proposing a referendum as a mechanism for solving the Tamil national question and built a people’s movement, namely “Yes to Referendum” _People’s Movement in 2018.

++ Just this past June, an international experts group launched the international educational campaign “Stop Fighting Start Voting,” emphasizing that “The People have the right to self-determination and governments must respect this right…” and the critical role of direct democracy (i.e. a referendum) in exercising this right. The campaign features the plights of Tamils from Sri Lanka and the people of Hong Kong, among others.

++ The political and military leaders of Sri Lanka should be referred to the International Criminal Court (ICC) to be tried for the offences of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes.

** In his report, the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights characterized the international crimes committed in Sri Lanka as “systemic crimes”. These crimes were committed against Tamils by the State of Sri Lanka. Thus, the Tamil representatives should endeavor to bring the State of Sri Lanka before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) under the Convention on the Prevention of Punishment of the Crime of Genocide.

** Tamil representatives should engage in activities on the international plane to strengthen the Tamil Liberation Struggle.

** Should be capable of building of Tamil Nation Structure, in the homeland.

POTENTIAL SCENARIOS AFTER THE ELECTION:

While domestically the Sri Lankan rulers would be trying to drown the Tamil national identity in the nomenclature of “a Sri Lankan,” internationally, they are likely to adopt a position of compromise in their foreign policy as a tactic in keeping international powers at bay.

The elected Tamil representatives will have an obligation to counter those tactics. Engaging with the international powers for our rights is not that awakening on who is asleep, but awakening one who is pretending to sleep. The Tamil representatives should act on this understanding.

The Tamil representatives, while demonstrating that they are aware of those powers’ positions, should have the diplomatic finesse in identifying a position where the interest of those powers and the Tamil national interests could meet, rather than sacrificing the Tamil interests in the name of “conciliatory politics.”

As the Tamil national leader said, for any political move, power is essential. Thus, the people should elect representatives who have the diplomatic skills necessary to engage in politics in the international arena and have the capability to mobilize the people’s power.

Once the election is over, the nation of Tamils ought to make giant strides forward in political activism. Without sinking our heads under the illusions of Sri Lanka’s poll politics, a broad Tamil national movement should be built up so that we may stand tall as a nation. The Tamil representatives should take the initiative in this direction.

ABOUT THE TRANSNATIONAL GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL EELAM (TGTE):

The Transnational Government of Tamil Eelam (TGTE) is a democratically elected Government of over a million strong Tamils (from the island of Sri Lanka) living in several countries around the world.

TGTE was formed after the mass killing of Tamils by the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.

TGTE thrice held internationally supervised elections among Tamils around the world to elect 132 Members of Parliament. It has two chambers of Parliament: The House of Representatives and the Senate and also a Cabinet.

TGTE is leading a campaign to realize the political aspirations of Tamils through peaceful, democratic, and diplomatic means and its Constitution mandates that it should realize its political objectives only through peaceful means. It’s based on the principles of nationhood, homeland and self-determination.

TGTE seeks that the international community hold the perpetrators of war crimes, crimes against humanity, and genocide against the Tamil people to account. TGTE calls for a referendum to decide the political future of Tamils.

The Prime Minister of TGTE is Mr. Visuvanathan Rudrakumaran, a New York based lawyer.

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BACKGROUND

Tamils in the island of Sri Lanka faced repeated mass killings in 1958, 1977, and 1983 and the mass killings in 2009 prompted UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to appoint a Panel of Experts to report on the scale of the killings.

According to UN internal review report on Sri Lanka, over 70 thousand Tamils were killed in six months in early 2009 and Tamil women were sexually assaulted and raped by the Sri Lankan Security forces. A report by the International Truth and Justice Project (ITJP) published details of Sri Lankan Military run "Rape Camps", where Tamil women are being held as sex slaves. There are over 90,000 Tamil war widows and thousands of Tamils disappeared due the conflict.

According to this UN report, the killings and other abuses that took place amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity. Independent experts believe that there are elements of these abuses that constitute an act of genocide.

Members of the Sri Lankan security forces are almost exclusively from the Sinhalese community and the victims are all from the Tamil community. A Buddhist Monk shot and killed a Sri Lankan Prime Minister 1959 for having talks with Tamils.

Tamils overwhelmingly voted in a Parliamentary election in 1977 to establish an independent and sovereign country called Tamil Eelam. This Parliamentary election was conducted by the Sri Lankan Government.

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Mental Health Watchdog Reaches Over 330,000 in Campaign to Protect Parental Rights

It is a fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children.

It is a fundamental right of parents to direct the upbringing, education, and care of their minor children.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The headquarters for CCHR Florida are located in downtown Clearwater.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The Florida chapter of CCHR is a non-profit mental health watchdog dedicated to the protection of children.

The interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children is recognized as a fundamental liberty protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The interest of parents in the care, custody, and control of their children is recognized as a fundamental liberty protected by the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution.

Under the Baker Act, a person, no matter their age, can be taken into custody for an involuntary psychiatric examination.

Under the Baker Act, a person, no matter their age, can be taken into custody for an involuntary psychiatric examination.

Children are being evaluated for mental illness without parental consent under the guise of risk assessment.

While parental rights are viewed as fundamental many families wonder what these rights are and where they can be found and this campaign answers these questions.”

— Diane Stein, President CCHR Florida

CLEARWATER, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Recognized across the state for their work in helping parents whose children have been taken to a psychiatric facility for involuntary examination under Florida’s mental health law, the Citizens Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) has launched a social media campaign designed to educate parents on many more of their rights.

During 2017/2018 more than 36,000 involuntary psychiatric examinations, called a Baker Act, were initiated on children in Florida with many of these children under the age of 10 and some of these children as young as 6 years old. [1]

The Florida chapter of CCHR, a mental health watchdog organization, has been shining a spot light on Baker Act abuse since 2015 when the organization began in earnest to raise awareness the lack of protection of children and the undermining of parental rights when a child is Baker Acted. This naturally led to a campaign on parental rights with a focus on invasive mental health programs and screenings.

“Children are being evaluated for mental illness without parental consent under the guise of risk assessment,” stated Diane Stein, president of CCHR Florida. “These children can then end up being labeled and given dangerous psychiatric drugs and a parent should be involved in such a process right from the start, not after as assessment has already been made and they were not given an opportunity to first decide what is best for their child.”

In order to provide summaries of some of the legal concepts, rights, and facts relating to certain important student and parental rights, CCHR Florida has made a free eBook available to anyone wanting to know more about these rights. Using social media to inform over 330,000 people on parental rights in Florida, CCHR has now begun mailing copies of these booklets to school districts, law enforcement and other groups across the state resulting in requests for hundreds of more booklets for use with School Resource Officers.

“We are making this booklet and these rights available to everyone free of charge,” said Diane Stein. “While parental rights are viewed as fundamental many families wonder what these rights are and where they can be found and this booklet answers these questions.”

As stated by the United States Supreme Court, “The history and culture of Western civilization reflect a strong tradition of parental concern for the nurture and upbringing of their children. This primary role of the parents in the upbringing of their children is now established beyond debate as an enduring American tradition.” [2]

CCHR encourages parents who wish to know more about their rights to visit their website at Parental Rights where they can download a free copy of the eBooklet.

About CCHR: Initially established by the Church of Scientology and renowned psychiatrist Dr. Thomas Szasz in 1969, CCHR’s mission is to eradicate abuses committed under the guise of mental health and enact patient and consumer protections. L. Ron Hubbard, founder of Scientology, first brought psychiatric imprisonment to wide public notice: “Thousands and thousands are seized without process of law, every week, over the ‘free world’ tortured, castrated, killed. All in the name of ‘mental health,’” he wrote in March 1969. For more information please visit www.cchrflorida.org.

Sources:
[1] Baker Act Reporting Center https://www.usf.edu/cbcs/baker-act/documents/ba_usf_annual_report_2017_2018.pdf
[2] Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406, U.S. 205, 232 (1972)

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Meridian Answers the Call to Keep Demonstrators and Police Safe

Meridian Barriers secure perimeter for La Mesa demonstrations

Archer 1200 Vehicle Barriers Create Secure City Zone

Meridian Barriers were our solution. They were quickly installed, very maneuverable, and provided the level of safety we were seeking.”

— La Mesa Police Department Capt. Matt Nicholass

PASADENA, CA, UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — As last Saturday neared, it became clear to police in La Mesa, CA that the planned Black Lives Matter demonstration was going to attract large numbers of demonstrators. That is when law enforcement called Meridian Rapid Defense Group. Meridian quickly arrived with its mobile anti-vehicle barriers. Within hours Meridian, using its SAFETY Act Certified Archer 1200 barriers, sealed off an entire “safe zone” in La Mesa where both protestors and police could operate without fear of being struck by a rogue vehicle.

Back in May, rioters on foot and in cars caused widespread damage to many local shops and businesses. This time the local police were taking no chances.

"The City of La Mesa has experienced several protests recently and one resulted in a riot with attempts to burn down our police facility," explained Capt. Matt Nicholass from La Mesa Police Department. “During the planning of an upcoming protest on August 1, our goal was to provide the safest area possible for our protestors, law enforcement personnel, and citizens.”

The barriers and an Archer beam gate were placed on streets at the most critical access points to the designated protest zone. Law enforcement strategy was designed specifically to prevent vehicle traffic from entering high pedestrian areas.

“Meridian Barriers were our solution,” said Capt. Nicholass. “They were quickly installed, very maneuverable, and provided the level of safety we were seeking. They provided reassurance that the protestors and officers were protected.”

Peter Whitford, CEO of Meridian said, “We are a company which specializes in responding rapidly to requests of this type. We had the Archer barriers deployed and then quickly removed allowing the city to get back to normal. Once again we are proud to be the 'go-to business' when authorities need a quick solution to a particular situation.”

Meridian Archer 1200 Barriers are “SAFETY Act Certified” by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) providing the ultimate standard in keeping people, communities and places safer.

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Mental Healthcare Leaders Call for Parity With Physical Health Emergency Care

UNITED STATES, August 4, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Today the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) and its Crisis Now partners is joining leaders in mental health and substance use around the world to release the Washington DC International Declaration, the first ever international declaration on mental health crisis care, giving healthcare leaders, governments and community organisations a blueprint for quality crisis care that must be available for everyone, everywhere, and every time.

The Declaration comes at a critical time in world history as health systems strive to respond to COVID-19, businesses face uncertain economic futures and families and communities lose crucial social connections. However as physical distancing rules are relaxed, the focus on flattening the curve on mental ill-health is vital by ensuring mental health crisis care is available and accessible in the short and long term.

No matter the nation or territory, a comprehensive and integrated crisis network is the first line of defense in preventing tragedies of public and patient safety, extraordinary and unacceptable loss of lives and the waste of resources. Effective crisis care that saves lives and dollars requires a systemic approach. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of the core elements of systemic quality crisis care as being:
• High tech crisis call centres,
• 24/7 non-law enforcement mobile crisis team,
• Crisis stabilization centres, and
• Essential principles and practices governing care pathways.

These quality crisis systems are further enhanced by harnessing data and technology, drawing on the expertise of those with lived experience, delivering services where the person is and providing evidence-based suicide prevention. Such change also requires support from the government and partnership with stakeholders. A national policy approach will drive consistent, quality crisis care, allowing health services translate the declaration’s principles into practice in their local context. Furthermore, for people in need of crisis care there must be a no-wrong-door policy with services accepting all referrals without question. Access to mental healthcare over the short and long term will be critical as the fallout from Covid-19 widens.

The mental health experts, people with lived experience, and essential partners involved in writing the declaration agree that mental healthcare must be moved out of the shadows and into mainstream care and focus on the whole person. Parity with physical health should be the norm for individuals experiencing a crisis, which means access to timely and effective care based on the person’s needs.

Brian Hepburn, M.D., Executive Director of NASMHPD, the lead organisation for Crisis Now, says that when leaders from across the world met last September to develop the Washington DC International Declaration, it was to foster a much-needed shift in mental healthcare. “Our objective, no matter the nation, is for people in crisis to receive the level of care that best aligns with their needs instead of defaulting to the emergency room or jail.” As the COVID-19 pandemic rages on, Dr. Hepburn states that the declaration's tenets "are more vital than ever."
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CrisisNow.com
The Crisis Now partners have created this website to provide all communities a roadmap to safe, effective crisis care that diverts people in distress from the emergency department and jail by developing a continuum of crisis care services that match people’s clinical needs. This reduces and prevents suicides while providing more immediate and targeted help for a person in distress. Also, it cuts the costs of care by reducing the need for psychiatric hospital bed usage, emergency department visits, and law enforcement overuse.
https://crisisnow.com/

Crisis Now Lead Organisation:
About the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors
NASMHPD, founded in 1959 and based in Alexandria, VA, the National Association of State Mental Health Program Directors (NASMHPD) represents the $41 billion public mental health service delivery system serving 7.5 million people annually in all 50 states, 4 territories, and the District of Columbia. NASMHPD (pronounced "NASH-bid") is the only national association to represent state mental health commissioners/directors and their agencies, and serves as the lead for CrisisNow.com.
https://nasmhpd.org/

Crisis Now Founding Partners:
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and Vibrant Emotional Health
http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/ | https://www.vibrant.org/ | https://twitter.com/vibrantforall

The National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention
https://theactionalliance.org/ | https://www.edc.org/ | https://twitter.com/Action_Alliance

The National Council for Behavioral Health
https://www.thenationalcouncil.org/ | https://www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org/ | https://twitter.com/NationalCouncil

RI International (d/b/a for Recovery Innovations, Inc.) https://riinternational.com/ | https://zerosuicide.org/ | https://twitter.com/RI_Internationa

Crisis Now Supporting Partners:
National Alliance on Mental Illness
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CIT International, Inc.
http://www.citinternational.org/

Mental Health America, Inc.
https://www.mhanational.org/

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Protein and Herbal Supplement Market 2020 Global Analysis, Share, Trend, Key Players, Opportunities & Forecast To 2026

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John Lewis Tribute Segment Released from Documentary – “Vote HERE: A film for the people by the people”

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An independent segment from the “Vote HERE” feature documentary has just been released on Vimeo in a tribute to the late U.S. Rep John Lewis.

UNITED STATES, August 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — An independent segment from the documentary “Vote HERE: A film for the people by the people” has just been released in a tribute to the late U.S. Representative John Lewis. The newly released segment “The Voting Rights Act” features John Lewis, also a life-long voting rights activist, who shares his own personal journey across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma that fateful ‘Bloody Sunday’ in a heartfelt and explosive story that led to the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act.

Watch Now on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/436284312

The full-length “Vote HERE“ documentary (2:04:15 trt) follows the turbulent way our voting rights have wavered from the inception of the U.S. all the way to present day – including the current youth movement. The film pays homage to those who have and continue to forge the way for what lays at the heart of our democracy: Easy and Equal Access to one of our most cherished and hard fought for rights – the right to Vote.

Renowned historians, journalists, scholars & legal experts delve deep into the history of Voting and the Election Process in the United States with intimate details and little known stories that are pivotal to present day voting rights and about those disenfranchised along the way. “Vote HERE” showcases how countless patriots have fought and even died for our right to vote.

Along with the film's historical revelations are profiles of modern day hard-working activists, nonpartisan & non-profit organizations, and spontaneous interviews with the voters themselves. They all play an important role sharing their insight, inspiration and hope!

Highlights of the “Vote HERE” documentary include:
• The stories behind why states control the voting process
• The founding of the notorious Electoral College
• The Origin of the name Gerrymandering and how it affects the electoral process
• African American & Women’s Suffrage
• How the demeaning and volatile legacy of disenfranchisement also led to felons losing their right to vote
• The controversial role the courts have played in shaping modern day voting rights

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Judge Malcolm Simmons awarded damages following false allegations

Judge Malcolm Simmons has agreed to accept undisclosed damages from the publishers of two online articles who had falsely accused him of misconduct.

LONDON, LONDON, UK, August 3, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — In 2017 the defendants made false allegations of misconduct against Judge Simmons. The defendants alleged Judge Simmons had lied in his CV, that he did not possess the necessary qualifications to be a judge and that he was under investigation for criminal offences. The defendants accept those allegations were false. They have apologised unreservedly to Judge Simmons and agreed to pay undisclosed damages believed to exceed six figures. Judge Simmons has stated the award will be paid to four charities.

Judge Malcolm Simmons served as an international judge from 2004 to 2017. From 2004 to 2008 he was an International Judge of the Court of Bosnia & Herzegovina in Sarajevo. From 2008 to 2017 he was an International Judge of the EU Rule of Law Mission in Kosovo. He presided in war crime and serious organised crime cases. He was a well-respected judge who had an unblemished career on the bench. From 2014 to 2017 he was President of EULEX Judges. Few other international judges serving in EULEX had experience presiding in serious and organised crime cases. Even fewer had war crime experience. In 2016 Judge Simmons was interviewed by a panel of senior judges from two international courts in The Hague and, because of his extensive experience dealing with war crime and serious and organised crime cases, was selected as a judge at an international court.

In 2019 Judge Simmons accepted damages from three newspapers that had posted false online stories.

Judge Malcolm Simmons is one of the most respected criminal judges working in the international community – particularly in matters relating to judicial reform and reform of the administration of justice. He is particularly well-known for his judicial reform work and has more that 19 years experience training judges, prosecutors and lawyers. He has worked in judicial reform projects in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Kosovo, Serbia, Albania, Croatia, India, Africa, Pakistan and Maldives.

Since 2003 Judge Malcolm Simmons has been a justice expert on the UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office list of deployable civilian experts.

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முன்னாள் மன்னார் ஆயர் இராயப்பு ஜோசப் ஆண்டகையின் ஆசீர்வதித்துடன் முன்னணிக்கு ஆதரவான துண்டு பிரசுரம் விநியோகம்.

செயலாளர் ராஜ்குமார் கூற்றுப்படி, யாழ்ப்பாணம் மற்றும் வன்னி மாவட்டங்கள் முழுவதும் 12,000 சைக்கிள் சின்னத்தின் ஆதரவு துண்டு பிரசுரத்தை விநியோகித்தனர்.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 2, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — முன்னாள் மன்னார் ஆயர் இராயப்பு ஜோசப் ஆண்டகையின் ஆசீர்வதித்துடன் தமிழ் தேசிய மக்கள் முன்னணிக்கு ஆதரவான துண்டு பிரசுரம் விநியோகம்.

இன்று காணாமல் ஆக்கப்பட்ட வவுனியா தாய்மார்கள் முன்னாள் மன்னார் ஆயர் இராயப்பு ஜோசப் ஆண்டகையை அவரது மன்னார் ஆயர் இல்லத்தில் சந்தித்தனர்.

அவர்கள் அவருடன் உரையாடிய போது , ​​அவர்கள் தமிழ் தேசிய மக்கள் முன்னணியை ஆதரிப்பதற்கான 10 காரணங்கள் உள்ள துண்டு பிரசுரத்தை அவரிடம் கொடுத்தனர். அதை படித்தவுடன், அவருடைய முகத்தில் மகிழ்ச்சி தெரிந்தது.

பின்னர் அவர் நம் அனைவரையும் ஆசீர்வதித்தார்.

இந்த தாயமார்கள் , மன்னார் மாவட்டத்தைச் சுற்றியுள்ள மன்னார் பஸ் நிலையம் , முருங்கன், நாலாட்டான் ஆகிய இடங்களில் சைக்கிள் சின்னத்தின் ஆதரவு துண்டு பிரசுரத்தை விநியோகித்தனர். மன்னார் பஸ் நிலையத்திலிருந்து பல்வேறு இடங்களுக்கு பயணிக்கும் மக்களுக்கும் விநியோகித்தனர்.

இந்த தாய்மார்கள் வன்னியில் உள்ள ஒவ்வொரு கிராமத்திற்கும் சென்று இந்த துண்டு பிரசுரத்தை வழங்கினர். இப்பணியில் 50 மேற்பட்ட தாய்மார்கள் ஈடு பட்டனர்.

இந்த தாய்மார்கள் தங்கள் சைக்கிள் சின்னத்தின் ஆதரவு பிரச்சாரத்தை, கடந்த புதன் 29, 2020 அன்று யாழ் தந்தை செல்வாவின் நினைவு இடத்தில் தொடங்கினர் என்பது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

அவர்கள் யாழ்ப்பாணத்தில் , ​​யாழ்ப்பாண பஸ் நிலையத்திலிருந்து பல்வேறு இடங்களுக்குச் செல்லும் மக்களுக்கு சைக்கிள் சின்னத்தின் ஆதரவு துண்டு பிரசுரத்தை விநியோகித்தனர்.

செயலாளர் ராஜ்குமார் கூற்றுப்படி, அவர்கள் யாழ்ப்பாணம் மற்றும் வன்னி மாவட்டங்கள் முழுவதும் 12,000 சைக்கிள் சின்னத்தின் ஆதரவு துண்டு பிரசுரத்தை விநியோகித்தனர் என்பது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

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அமெரிக்க தமிழ் அமைப்புகள் கஜனின் தமிழ்த் தேசிய மக்கள் முன்னணி கட்சியை ஆகஸ்ட் 5, 20 தேர்தலில் ஆதரிக்குமாறு வேண்டுகின்றது.

இனப்படுகொலை பற்றிய சர்வதேச விசாரணை, பாதுகாப்பான மற்றும் பாதுகாக்கப்பட்ட தாயகம், நீதி, குற்றச்சாட்டு வாக்கெடுப்பு ஆகியவற்றைக் கொண்டுவருவதும் TNPF குறிக்கோள்.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, USA, August 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — அமெரிக்க தமிழ் அமைப்புகள் கஜனின் தமிழ்த் தேசிய மக்கள் முன்னணி கட்சியை ஆகஸ்ட் 5, 2020 இலங்கைத் தேர்தலில் ஆதரிக்குமாறு வேண்டுகின்றது.

செய்திக்குறிப்பிலிருந்து சுருக்கமாக:

"கஜேந்திரகுமாரின் கட்சியான தமிழ் தேசிய மக்கள் முன்னணி (TNPF ), மூன்று இளம் வழக்கறிஞர்களைக் கொண்டுள்ளது, அவர்கள் தமிழர்களின் அரசியல் விருப்பங்களை சர்வதேசத்தில் வெளிப்படுத்த கூடியவர்கள். சர்வதேச அரசியலிலும், ஐ.நா.(UN), ஐக்கிய நாடுகளின் மனித உரிமைகள் பேரவை (UNHRC) மற்றும் சர்வதேச குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றம்(ICC) போன்றவற்றின் செயல்பாட்டு முறைகளிலும் அவர்கள் மிகவும் அறிவுள்ளவர்கள். அவர்கள் மிகவும் நேர்மையானவர்கள், அர்ப்பணிப்புள்ளவர்கள், இனப் போரினால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்களையும் சுதந்திரத்திற்காக போராடிய தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகளின் அர்ப்பணிப்பை மதிப்பவர்கள். அவர்கள் தமிழ் தேசியவாதிகள் மற்றும் தமிழ் தாயகத்தின் தேசபக்தர்கள்.

அவர்கள் தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள் போல் , அவர்களுக்கு துணிச்சலான போராளிகளைப் போன்ற ஆளுமை இருக்கிறது.

இலங்கை இனப்படுகொலை பற்றிய சர்வதேச விசாரணைக்கு அழுத்தம் கொடுப்பதும், தமிழர்களுக்கு பாதுகாப்பான மற்றும் பாதுகாக்கப்பட்ட தாயகத்தையும், நீதி, குற்றச்சாட்டு மற்றும் அரசியல் தீர்வுக்கான வாக்கெடுப்பு ஆகியவற்றைக் கொண்டுவருவதும் அவர்களின் குறிக்கோள்.

அவர்களின் முதல் பணி சக்திவாய்ந்த நாடுகளின் தலைநகரங்களுக்கு பயணிப்பதாகும். அவர்களின் புரிதல் தமிழர் தொடர்பானது முடிவுகள் யாவும் எல்லாம் தலைநகரங்களில் (வாஷிங்டன், லண்டன், நியூ டெல்லி, ஹெய்க், பிரஷில்ஸ) தீர்மானிக்கப்படுகிறது என்பதாகும். " – Tamils for Trump

"பெரும்பாலான தமிழர்கள் தமிழ் தேசிய கூட்டமைப்பு (TNA ) அதன் இயலாமை மற்றும் செயலற்ற தன்மை, அவர்களின் கொள்கைகளை மாற்றியமைத்தல் மற்றும் சலுகைகளுக்கு ஈடாக இலங்கை அரசாங்கத்தை ஆதரித்தமை ஆகியவற்றை நிராகரிகின்றனர்.

தமிழ் புலம்பெயர்ந்தோரிடமிருந்து பெறப்பட்ட பல ஆயிரம் டாலர்களுக்கான கணக்கு விவரங்களை கேட்ட அவர்களது சொந்த கட்சி உறுப்பினர் திருமதி மகேஸ்வரி வெளியேற்றியபோது தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் ஊழல் வெளிப்படையாக காணப்பட்டது.

ஒரு கட்சி ஊழல் செய்யும்போது, ​​அதன் கவனம் பணம் சம்பாதிப்பதில் தான். இது தமிழர்களைப் பொருட்படுத்தாது, மாறாக அதிகாரத்திலிருந்து வெளியேற்றப்படுவதிலிருந்து தன்னைப் பாதுகாத்துக் கொள்வதற்காக இங்கேயும் அங்கேயும் சில தவறான அறிக்கைகளை எழுதி மழுப்புகின்றது." – American Tamil Forum

"திரு விக்னேஸ்வரன் ஒரு நேர்மையான மனிதர். அவரது நேர்மையையும் அவரது தமிழ் தேசியவாதத்தையும் நாங்கள் நம்புகிறோம். விக்னேஸ்வரனின் கொள்கை பொன்னம்பலத்தின் கட்சியைப் போன்றது. விக்னேஸ்வரனின் கட்சியைச் சேர்ந்த வேட்பாளர் திரு. சிவாஜிலிங்கம் சர்வதேச அரசியல் அறிவு கொண்ட நபர் மற்றும் செயல் மனிதர். வட மாகாண கவுன்சில் உறுப்பினராக அவர் குறிப்பிடத்தக்க மற்றும் வரலாற்று விஷயங்களைச் செய்துள்ளார். அவரது உண்மையான தமிழ் தேசியவாதத்தை நாங்கள் வரவேற்கிறோம்.

தமிழ் மக்கள் தேசிய கூட்டணி வேட்பாளர்கள் எம்.பி.க்கள், சபை உறுப்பினர்கள் மற்றும் முதல்வராக அதிகாரத்தில் இருந்தவர்கள் . அவர்களின் முன்னேற்றத்தைக் கண்டோம்; நாங்கள் ஒரு நம்பிக்கையற்ற நிலையில் இருக்கிறோம், எனவே எங்கள் கொள்கையை செயல்படுத்துவதற்கு இளைஞர்கள், அர்ப்பணிப்புள்ளவர்கள் மற்றும் பலமானவர்கள் தேவை." – Tamil Diaspora News

இந்த ஆண்டு ஆகஸ்ட் 5 ஆம் தேதி நடைபெறவுள்ள இலங்கைத் தேர்தலில், நாடாளுமன்ற உறுப்பினர்களைத் தேர்ந்தெடுப்பதில் தமிழர்கள் பெரும் சவாலை எதிர்கொள்கின்றனர். இந்தத் தேர்தல் தமிழர்களின் எதிர்காலத்தையும் அவர்களின் உயிர்வாழ்வையும் தீர்மானிக்கும்.

மூன்று கட்சிகளிடையே அவர்களுக்கு தேர்வுகள் உள்ளன.

பெரும்பாலான தமிழர்கள் தமிழ் தேசிய கூட்டமைப்பு (TNA ) அதன் இயலாமை மற்றும் செயலற்ற தன்மை, அவர்களின் கொள்கைகளை மாற்றியமைத்தல் மற்றும் சலுகைகளுக்கு ஈடாக இலங்கை அரசாங்கத்தை ஆதரித்தமை ஆகியவற்றை நிராகரிகின்றனர்.

தமிழ் புலம்பெயர்ந்தோரிடமிருந்து பெறப்பட்ட பல ஆயிரம் டாலர்களுக்கான கணக்கு விவரங்களை கேட்ட அவர்களது சொந்த கட்சி உறுப்பினர் திருமதி மகேஸ்வரி வெளியேற்றியபோது தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பின் ஊழல் வெளிப்படையாக காணப்பட்டது.

ஒரு கட்சி ஊழல் செய்யும்போது, ​​அதன் கவனம் பணம் சம்பாதிப்பதில் தான். இது தமிழர்களைப் பொருட்படுத்தாது, மாறாக அதிகாரத்திலிருந்து வெளியேற்றப்படுவதிலிருந்து தன்னைப் பாதுகாத்துக் கொள்வதற்காக இங்கேயும் அங்கேயும் சில தவறான அறிக்கைகளை எழுதி மழுப்புகின்றது.

தமிழர்களில் பெரும்பாலானோர் TNA தமிழர்களைக் காட்டிக் கொடுத்ததாக கூறுகிறார்கள். தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பு வீட்டிற்குச் செல்ல வேண்டிய நேரம் இது.

தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பு உறுப்பினர்களைத் தேர்ந்தெடுப்பதன் மூலம் 11 ஆண்டுகள் வீணடிக்கப்பட்டன. பெரும்பாலான தமிழர்கள் இதற்கு ஆழ்ந்த வருத்தம் தெரிவிக்கின்றனர்.

இப்போது தமிழர்களுக்கு இரண்டு தேர்வுகள் உள்ளன: கஜேந்திரகுமா பொன்னம்பலம் மற்றும் தமிழ் தேசிய மக்கள் முன்னணி, அல்லது சி.வி. விக்னேஸ்வரன் மற்றும் தமிழ் மக்கள் தேசிய கூட்டணி.

திரு விக்னேஸ்வரன் ஒரு நேர்மையான மனிதர். அவரது நேர்மையையும் அவரது தமிழ் தேசியவாதத்தையும் நாங்கள் நம்புகிறோம். விக்னேஸ்வரனின் கொள்கை பொன்னம்பலத்தின் கட்சியைப் போன்றது. விக்னேஸ்வரனின் கட்சியைச் சேர்ந்த வேட்பாளர் திரு. சிவாஜிலிங்கம் சர்வதேச அரசியல் அறிவு கொண்ட நபர் மற்றும் செயல் மனிதர். வட மாகாண கவுன்சில் உறுப்பினராக அவர் குறிப்பிடத்தக்க மற்றும் வரலாற்று விஷயங்களைச் செய்துள்ளார். அவரது உண்மையான தமிழ் தேசியவாதத்தை நாங்கள் வரவேற்கிறோம்.

தமிழ் மக்கள் தேசிய கூட்டணி வேட்பாளர்கள் எம்.பி.க்கள், சபை உறுப்பினர்கள் மற்றும் முதல்வராக அதிகாரத்தில் இருந்தவர்கள் . அவர்களின் முன்னேற்றத்தைக் கண்டோம்; நாங்கள் ஒரு நம்பிக்கையற்ற நிலையில் இருக்கிறோம், எனவே எங்கள் கொள்கையை செயல்படுத்துவதற்கு இளைஞர்கள், அர்ப்பணிப்புள்ளவர்கள் மற்றும் பலமானவர்கள் தேவை.

கஜேந்திரகுமார் மற்றும் சி.வி. விக்னேஸ்வர்ன் இருவரும் ஒரே கட்சியில் இருக்க வேண்டும் என்று நாங்கள் விரும்பினோம், ஆனால் அது தோல்வியடைந்தது. பாதுகாப்பான மற்றும் பாதுகாக்கப்பட்ட தமிழ் தாயகமாக விளங்கும் எங்கள் இலக்கை அடைய இருவரும் நாடாளுமன்றத் தேர்தலில் வெற்றியாளர்களாக சேருவார்கள் என்று தமிழர்களின் எதிர்காலத்தில் நாங்கள் நம்புகிறோம்.

கஜேந்திரகுமாரின் கட்சியான தமிழ் தேசிய மக்கள் முன்னணி (TNPF ), மூன்று இளம் வழக்கறிஞர்களைக் கொண்டுள்ளது, அவர்கள் தமிழர்களின் அரசியல் விருப்பங்களை சர்வதேசத்தில் வெளிப்படுத்த கூடியவர்கள். சர்வதேச அரசியலிலும், ஐ.நா.(UN), ஐக்கிய நாடுகளின் மனித உரிமைகள் பேரவை (UNHRC) மற்றும் சர்வதேச குற்றவியல் நீதிமன்றம்(ICC) போன்றவற்றின் செயல்பாட்டு முறைகளிலும் அவர்கள் மிகவும் அறிவுள்ளவர்கள். அவர்கள் மிகவும் நேர்மையானவர்கள், அர்ப்பணிப்புள்ளவர்கள், இனப் போரினால் பாதிக்கப்பட்டவர்களையும் சுதந்திரத்திற்காக போராடிய தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகளின் அர்ப்பணிப்பை மதிப்பவர்கள். அவர்கள் தமிழ் தேசியவாதிகள் மற்றும் தமிழ் தாயகத்தின் தேசபக்தர்கள்.

அவர்கள் அரசியலுக்கு புதியவர்கள் , எனவே அவர்கள் TNA போன்ற ஸ்தாபனம் போலல்லாமல் ஒழுங்கணவர்கள். அவர்களின் குறிக்கோள் தமிழர்களையும் நம் தேசத்தையும் காப்பாற்றுவதே தவிர சுயநலத்துடன் தங்கள் சொந்த நலனுக்காக சேவை செய்வதில்லை. அவர்களுக்கு மிகப்பெரிய இதயங்கள் உள்ளன. சிங்கள அரசியல்வாதிகள் சிங்களவக உயரடுக்கு அல்லது சிங்களவர்களின் புத்த மதகுருமார்கள் கூட அவர்களை வழிதவறச் செய்வது கடினம், வெற்றிகரமான வழக்கறிஞர்களாக அவர்கள் பணத்தால் சோதிக்கப்பட மாட்டார்கள்

அவர்கள் பாராளுமன்ற உறுப்பினர்களாக தேர்ந்தெடுக்கப்பட்டால், கார் அனுமதிப்பத்திரத்திலிருந்து பெறப்பட்ட பணத்தை அவர்கள் வறிய தமிழர்களுக்கு நன்கொடையாக வழங்குவார்கள் என்பது குறிப்பிடத்தக்கது.

தமிழர்களின் பொருளாதாரத்தை மீண்டும் கட்டியெழுப்ப ஒரு உறுதியான திட்டம் அவர்களிடம் உள்ளது.

அவர்கள் அரசியலில் கடந்த காலத்தில் தமிழ்த் தேசியக் கூட்டமைப்பு மற்றும் சிங்கள கொள்கையை எதிர்த்தனர்.

அவர்கள் தமிழீழ விடுதலைப் புலிகள் போல் , அவர்களுக்கு துணிச்சலான போராளிகளைப் போன்ற ஆளுமை இருக்கிறது.

இலங்கை இனப்படுகொலை பற்றிய சர்வதேச விசாரணைக்கு அழுத்தம் கொடுப்பதும், தமிழர்களுக்கு பாதுகாப்பான மற்றும் பாதுகாக்கப்பட்ட தாயகத்தையும், நீதி, குற்றச்சாட்டு மற்றும் அரசியல் தீர்வுக்கான வாக்கெடுப்பு ஆகியவற்றைக் கொண்டுவருவதும் அவர்களின் குறிக்கோள்.

அவர்களின் முதல் பணி சக்திவாய்ந்த நாடுகளின் தலைநகரங்களுக்கு பயணிப்பதாகும். அவர்களின் புரிதல் தமிழர் தொடர்பானது முடிவுகள் யாவும் எல்லாம் தலைநகரங்களில் (வாஷிங்டன், லண்டன், நியூ டெல்லி, ஹெய்க், பிரஷில்ஸ) தீர்மானிக்கப்படுகிறது என்பதாகும்.

எனவே, டிரம்புக்கான தமிழர் அமைப்பும் , அமெரிக்க தமிழ் மன்றம் மற்றும் தமிழ் புலம்பெயர் செய்திகளுக்கான தமிழர்கள், இம்மூன்று அமைப்புகளும் TNPF க்கு ஒப்புதல் அளித்து, தமிழீழத்தில் உள்ள தமிழர்களை TNPF-சைக்கிளுக்கு வாக்களிக்குமாறு வேண்டுகிறார்கள்.

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Distinguished American Speakers at 2020 Free Iran Global Summit Deplore 1988 Massacre in Iran, Call for Justice

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, keynote speaker at the 2nd day of 2020 Free Iran Global Summit, “Call for Justice,” July 19, 2020.

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, keynote speaker at the 2nd day of 2020 Free Iran Global Summit, entitled “Call for Justice,” July 19, 2020.

Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, visits the memorial dedicated to the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic, at the 2nd day of the 2020 Free Iran Global Summit, entitled “Call for Justice,” July 19, 2020.

From left: Amb. Kenneth Blackwell, Amb. Lincoln Bloomfield, and Mr. Alan M. Dershowitz, addressed the 2nd Day of 2020 Free Iran Global Summit, entitled “Call for Justice,” July 19, 2020

MEK members and former political prisoners from top left: Damona Taavoni, Kazem Panahi, Bahador Kiamarzi, Homa Jaberi

MEK members, residents of Ashraf 3 in Albania, watch the live streaming of 2nd day of the 2020 Free Iran Global Summit, entitled “Call for Justice,” July 19, 2020.

NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi: The 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners is "one of the most horrifying and indescribable crimes" of the regime.

Today Massoud Rajavi’s name inspires the rebellion and the fight for freedom, just as his name inspired the perseverance and resistance of political prisoners during the 1988 Massacre”

— Maryam Rajavi, the NCRI President-elect

WASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, August 1, 2020 /EINPresswire.com/ — Over the July 17th weekend, the Iranian Resistance held its annual “Free Iran Global Summit.” Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s gathering was hosted virtually over the course of three days in Ashraf 3, home to members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), also referred to as the Mojahedin-e Khalq (MEK). The first day brought together supporters of a free Iran from six continents, at more than 30,000 locations in over 100 countries, including Iran and Albania.

The second day was devoted to the 1988 Massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, mostly MEK members and supporters, executed during five months of evil largely ignored to this day by the international community. The massacre was carried out per a fatwa (religious decree) issued by then Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini. Many of the current officials of the mullahs’ regime played active and key roles in this crime against humanity. The culprits include the regime’s current Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, who was president at the time, and Ebrahim Raisi, currently head of the Judiciary who in 1988 was a member of the “Central Death Commission” in charge of executing political prisoners.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), delivered the keynote speech at the Free Iran Summit. She described the 1988 Massacre as “one of the most horrifying and indescribable crimes” of the regime. “With his fatwa sanctioning the massacre, Khomeini intended to annihilate the MEK,” she added.

The Call for Justice movement, initiated by Mrs. Rajavi in 2016, has played a pivotal role in shedding light on the 1988 Massacre and other crimes against humanity committed by the mullahs’ regime. “Over the past 32 years, the Iranian Resistance has held hundreds and thousands of conferences, rallies, marches and symbolic trials in this regard and divulged numerous documents, names of victims and locations of their unmarked graves,” the Iranian opposition President continued.

Paying tribute to the tireless efforts of MEK martyrs and Iranian Resistance leader Massoud Rajavi, Mrs. Rajavi concluded her speech by saying, “For 40 years, the mullahs have been viciously crucifying the MEK and the Iranian Resistance, particularly Massoud Rajavi, every day with a barrage of lies and unfounded allegations, just like they killed and tortured our people… But today Massoud Rajavi’s name inspires the rebellion and the fight for freedom, just as his name inspired the perseverance and resistance of political prisoners during the 1988 Massacre… There will come a day when his dream of a free Iran will come true. Yes, the day will come when the flowers of freedom and popular sovereignty will bloom in Iran.”

The Summit’s second day also saw an array of distinguished political and human rights figures address the event, several Americans among them. Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield, former State Department Special Envoy and Former Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, went into detail about the disinformation campaign of the regime and its attempts to discredit the NCRI and MEK, both internationally and in Iran. In his words, “I have studied the allegations against MEK and NCRI, and they were not supported by credible evidence. I prepared an independent report and became very interested in the deeper story. The more I looked, the more I found the true story of the MEK has been erased and misrepresented. They advocate democracy and freedom of speech.

“Is there any other resistance group advocating universal democratic values in Iran? Is there any other resistance group standing for gender equality against a brutal and corrupt regime 100% controlled by men? Is there any other resistance group that is capable of organizing a worldwide virtual meeting with thousands of people in over 100 countries? You’ll recognize that picture. It’s a remarkable sight. The world has never seen anything like that. The regime sees these events and they know the NCRI and the MEK more than anyone else are fully capable of organizing a democratic transition to legitimate constitutional government after the fall of the regime,” Ambassador Bloomfield said.

Distinguished civil rights lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz said: “The greatest human rights crisis in the world today is in Iran. The Iranian government is the greatest, most serious human rights violator on this planet… We know that the Iranian attempt to suppress dissent and human rights goes well beyond its own borders, and we know that Iran will stop at absolutely nothing to preserve its illegitimate, undemocratic regime.”

Regarding the Iranian Resistance, Mr. Dershowitz said: “This is a very important organization that does more to bring the problem of human rights in Iran to the attention of the world than any other organization. It operates effectively as a counterforce against the violation of human rights by Iran.”

Appealing to some of the core values of the western world, he added: “If you care about human dignity, human rights, civil life, join the current campaign against the regime in Iran. The world, the people of Iran need regime change. If you’re a supporter of human rights, you must be an opponent of the regime of Iran. History will show you are on the right side of history.”

Former U.S. Ambassador to the UN Human Rights Commission Kenneth Blackwell spoke: “We must expose this regime and its reign of terror with what we can. We must demand that the world court try these criminals for their crimes against humanity. We must bring support to the men and women who are willing to do what they are able to do inside of this repressive regime in Iran. By supporting the people of Iran, we give humanity and freedom a fighting chance. We must be the points of light in the shadow of darkness. We must be agents of change, take the risks to be supporters that there be actions taken against this regime of darkness and terror. Let’s commit to be a force for change.”

Former political prisoners and MEK members also gave heart-wrenching testimonies of the torture they suffered at the hands of the mullahs during the summer of 1988. Homa Jabari urged world leaders to stand on the side of justice and to “remember the suffering of the Iranian people” when they craft policy towards the regime. “We were the generation who went to the execution chambers because we chose freedom. We chose this path with open eyes and full knowledge, and decided to sacrifice everything for freedom. The world must know what happened to the MEK in the past 40 years. European leaders should know that when they shake hands with this regime, they must remember the suffering of the Iranian people.”

Another MEK member and eyewitness to the atrocities, Damona Taavoni, said, “My father was executed by the regime. I was taken to prison with my mother when I was six years old. I remember the shouts of prisoners in torture chambers. As I grew up, I heard inspiring stories about the victims of the 1988 Massacre. Prisoners were asked a single question: ‘Do you support the MEK?’ Those who said yes were executed. Those who said no, survived. We know that 30,000 said yes.

“I’m here to be the voice of the 30,000 political prisoners who died. They made a decision to sacrifice their lives so people in our country don’t have to sell their body parts to put food on the table for their families,” added Taavoni.

Bahador Kiamarzi, also a MEK member and eyewitness to the 1988 Massacre as a child, told the summit, “When I was a child, I was in prison with my mother. I had never seen my father. Once, I was told I would get to visit him, but I only got to peek at him through the frame of the cell door. The regime didn’t let me see him because they wanted to enforce the utmost pressure on him. He was executed shortly after, along with 30,000 other political prisoners in the Iranian regime’s prisons… We will continue our struggle for our people. The sacrifice of the prisoners will not be in vain. We are more determined than ever in Ashraf 3 to overthrow the regime.”

The last eyewitness to address the second day of the Free Iran Summit was MEK member Kazem Panahi: “I was an engineering student in Tabriz after the 1979 revolution. I was arrested in 1981 for being an MEK supporter… We have repeatedly called on the United Nations and UN Human Rights Council to investigate the regime’s crimes. The regime leverages its lobbies outside Iran to launch a demonization campaign against the MEK, who are in fact the primary victims of the regime’s crimes. The goal of these demonization campaigns is to simply say that there is no democratic alternative to the regime. The regime wants to force the world to come to terms with them. But the MEK will never give up their efforts to overthrow the regime.”

The summit drew together a variety of speakers from around the world, all of whom noted that in word and deed,the NCRI and MEK have demonstrated that they want to return sovereignty to the people of Iran, not to seek power at any cost. Many groups and movements have said as much before, but as the testimony of the former political prisoners and experts at day two of the Free Iran Global Summit underscored, actions speak louder than words, and nothing speaks louder than the MEK and NCRI’s selfless resistance in the face of an evil, murderous regime.

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2nd Day of 2020 Free Iran Global Summit, entitled “Call for Justice,” holding the regime accountable for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 pol prisoners, July 19.


Source: EIN Presswire