By Iran Probe staff
It is almost six months; the uprising of the Iranian people, to overthrow the regime of the mullahs, has been going on. A frustrated nation, who for more than a century has lived under different dictatorial regimes, is now striving for a regime change. Their desire now is to establish a democratic society with equal opportunities for all. During the past six months, Khamenei tried to stop the uprising by IRGC arresting, torturing and even murdering the protestors, but he did not succeed.
Since 44 years ago, when the fundamentalist regime of “Velayat Faqih” seized power, Iran has witnessed several uprisings against this regime. All these uprisings were brutally suppressed. Many Iranian citizens, men, women, adults and children, lost their lives, under torture, or by direct fire of the guards. In this last one, that started in September, although the number of those killed has exceeded 750; Khamenei has not been able to stop the uprising. He, therefore, resorted to other auxiliary means to save his reign.
In the previous uprisings, those who disguised as bringing a change were from factions within the regime who ended up with disgrace. The final resort for Khamenei to save his dictatorial rule is now the remnants of the overthrown monarchy represented by Reza Pahlavi, the son of deposed shah.
“Shah’s son, Reza Pahlavi, and his efforts to resurrect the deposed monarchy, as well as how he speaks of democracy while refusing to condemn his father’s crimes”. This was a comment by Mr.Stron Stevenson, a former Member of the European and Scotland’s parliaments.
On the first day of March, a conference was held in the United Kingdom parliament, in which Mr. Stevenson publicized his new book, “Dictators and Revolution- Iran, A Contemporary History.” Several British lawmakers and Iranian activists attended the conference. The book divulges how the Pahlavi dictatorship helped Khomeini regime to hijack the 1979 anti-monarchic revolution.
In an introductory speech, Mr. Stevendon explained that the book uncovers the ominous, corrupt, and barbaric alliance between the mullahs and the monarchical dictatorship, which has prevented generations from achieving their democratic aspirations.
Late February two British lawmakers, Bob Blackman, and David Jones, visited Ashraf3.They acknowledged that the cries of “death to the oppressor, be it the Shah or the mullahs’ supreme leader” echoing throughout Iranian cities, represent a strong rejection of all forms of dictatorship by the Iranian people.
Former Italian foreign minister, Senator Giulio Terzi, also visiting Ashraf3, commented. “The struggle of the Iranian people for freedom is not limited to the era of the religious regime; they also fought for freedom during Shah’s dictatorship. The people of Iran were suppressed and oppressed under both regimes, and that’s why they reject any dictatorship in their uprising today. Returning to the previous dictatorship is nothing more than a mirage, only the Iranian regime benefits from such a discussion.”
European lawmakers condemned the presence of the son of Iran’s former dictator in the European Parliament. “Rosa D’Amato”, a member of the European Parliament from Italy said: the son of a former deposed dictator came to the parliament, but he was not welcomed with open arms in this building. I and other members of the European Parliament did not participate in this ceremony, because it is the people of Iran, who are shouting in the streets: death to the oppressor be it the king or the leader.