Senator McCain meets Ashrafis in Tirana

Senator McCain meets Ashrafis in Tirana

Published by on April 14, 2017

Senator John McCain, the Chairman of the US Senate Armed Services Committee, today met with former Ashraf residents in Tirana, Albania. Mrs Maryam Rajavi was there too and discussed the latest developments in Iran and the clerical regime’s reprehensible meddling in the Middle East with Senator McCain.

In the meeting with Ashrafis in one of their centres in Tirana, Senator McCain congratulated their successful transfer from Iraq and praised their sacrifices and steadfastness. “There is no doubt that people in this room have suffered not only themselves, but in the loss of their loved ones because of the Iranian tyranny. You have stood up, fought, and sacrificed for freedom, for the right to live free, for the right to determine your future, for the right that is God given. …I thank you for being an example; an example to the whole world that those people who are willing to fight and sacrifice for freedom, will achieve it and you are an example to everyone in the world who is struggling for it,” Senator McCain told the Ashrafis. He also thanked the government of Albania for accepting them.


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The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International and the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child, “Iran’s judiciary continues to sentence child offenders to death, and carry out their execution by hanging”. Also, on August 9th, 2016 the son of late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor in 1988, published a shocking audio tape of his father’s meeting with the “Death Commission” which summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Khomeini.

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