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Maryam Rajavi the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)

What will a free Iran look like? It’s something that politicians, activists, and human rights advocate the world over want to know.

Well, they should really be asking the person who is most able and completely ready to overthrow the Iranian Regime and ensure that Iran and its people are free from the yoke of the mullahs. That person is the leader of the Iranian opposition Maryam Rajavi.

Maryam Rajavi has made clear on countless occasions what she would like to see in a free Iran and we will look at them again in this short series. In our previous parts, we looked at Maryam Rajavi’s hopes for a nuclear-free Iran, which respects the equality of all nationalities, and her promises to the Iranian workers and toilers. Now, we will look at Maryam Rajavi’s thoughts on an advanced and free education system.

Over the past few years, Iranian teachers have made it abundantly clear through their demonstrations and published statements that they have major demands of the Iranian Regime including, but not limited to:

  • Freeing of imprisoned teachers
  • Recognition of the right to protest and participate in guilds by the educational faculty
  • Providing students with rights
  • Allowing teachers to participate in educational structures
  • Establishing a pro bono system of education
  • Eliminating discrimination and inequality against teachers

Maryam Rajavi supports the teachers.

She said: “Tomorrow’s Iran needs an advanced education system which would be mandatory and free for all children of Iran. Such a system must be free of any political and cultural subjugation and promote the political participation of all citizens. We also need a democratic higher education based on the independence of institutions of higher education and recognition of academic freedom.”

Maryam Rajavi also believes that Iran needs a comprehensive athletic regime based on the fundamental principle that youngsters in every city and village should have access to sports accommodations, with free and equal access for women and girls.

Maryam Rajavi also addressed how ethnic minority students and teachers in Iran should be treated, saying that the multi-cultural and multi-lingual character of Iran should be valued.

Maryam Rajavi said: “Our compatriots who are from different nationalities, cultures, and languages, must be able to equally participate in national decision-making. They must be able to preserve their cultural, religious and lingual identity. They must be able to speak, work and study in their mother tongues and promote them.”

She explained that she was determined to remove all forms of suppression and censorship, which will lead to democracy.

Maryam Rajavi said: “We are determined to provide the conditions for free choice, to flourish political participation through freedom of expression and unrestricted activity, and to pave the way for thriving political participation. Let us open the gates of the world and all its knowledge and information on Iranian youths.”

She continued: “We insist on equality of all Iranian citizens; everyone’s equality in electing and getting elected; equality of men and women in all political, social, economic and family rights; and everyone’s enjoyment of equal opportunities for education, higher education, employment, and business. Yes, we are seeking a new order based on freedom, democracy, and equality.”

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