IRAN: Nobel Prize-winning Professor Richard Roberts visits Ashraf-3 and meets with Maryam Rajavi


by Saeed Abed

Richard Roberts has so far supported the Mojahedin 22 times in various attacks and headlines in order to liberate their captive homeland of Iran.

According to the Iranian opposition group The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran),

Visit of Professor Richard Roberts, a prominent scientist and one of the most important contemporary scientific figures from Ashraf-3, and meeting and conversation with Ms. Maryam Rajavi.

Professor Roberts, the pioneer of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Medicine in Physiology or Pharmacology, is the discoverer of the mosaic structure of genes.

After the criminal attack of Qassem Soleimani and Maliki on the Ashraf Mujahideen on August 27 and 28, 2009 with 13 martyrs and more than 500 wounded, Professor Roberts was one of the first international scientific figures to rush to the aid of the Ashraf Mujahideen.

Richard Roberts has so far supported the Mojahedin 22 times in various attacks and headlines in order to liberate their captive homeland of Iran.

Professor Roberts is a signatory to the Joint Statement of 43 Nobel Laureates in 2009, initiated by the late Holocaust survivor and UN Ambassador for Peace, in condemnation of the Mullahs regime and in support of the Iranian uprising.

Born in 1943 in the United Kingdom, Richard Roberts went to the United States after graduating from high school and spent 20 years doing extensive research in genetics before receiving the Nobel Prize in Medicine. He is a pioneer in the science of genetics and has discovered more than 100 types of directing enzymes in this field.

Ms. Rajavi and the Mojahedin welcomed one of the most prominent humanistic, freedom-loving, and freedom-loving scientists of the contemporary world in Ashraf-3 with the appreciation of Professor Roberts for his distinguished scientific and humanitarian position and his continuous and unequivocal defense of the Mojahedin and the Iranian Resistance.

Professor Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize, Medicine 1993, visit Ashraf-3, home to thousands of members of Iran’s principal opposition movement, the Mujahedin-e-Khalq (PMOI/MEK), and his meeting with Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), on June 26, following the visit by Former US Vice President Mike Pence terrified the ruling theocracy in Iran.

Professor Richard Roberts, who has signed a letter, after the announcement of Ebrahim Raisi as the new President of the Iranian regime, expressed his deep concern. 

Professor Richard Roberts was among Nine Nobel laureates who wrote a joint letter to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights calling for the release of two elite Iranian students. They warned that the Iranian regime’s arrest and detainment of the students, Amir Hossein Moradi and Ali Younesi, will only allow for further repression against students and dissidents.

They are both supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) – the main opposition to the Iranian regime. The PMOI / MEK is working towards freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, and equality for all in Iran and it has a wide network of supporters both inside and outside of Iran.

The Iranian regime, as highlighted by Professor Richard Roberts, is extremely concerned about the likelihood of another major uprising in Iran. The last major uprising was in November last year and it rocked the foundations of the regime, making it realize that it is not invincible and bringing home the fact that the people are the main force behind the regime’s inevitable collapse.

It is for this reason that the regime is resorting to suppressing the people – arresting those that present a great threat to the regime’s power and using violence against protesters and demonstrators. During the November 2019 uprising, thousands of people were arrested, imprisoned, and even killed. Yet this has only served to make the people of Iran more determined to see the regime collapse.

Saeed Abed is an expert on Iran and the Middle East. He is a Human Rights Activist, belonging to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) Foreign Affairs Committee.

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