NCRI - Iranian political prisoners in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison have celebrated the Iranian New Year despite pressure put on them by the mullahs' regime.
On Sunday March 20, which marked the Iranian Nowrouz, political prisoners in Ward 8 gathered in the ward's prayer hall and distributed tea and sweats among themselves.
The prisoners collectively recited a poem and vowed to continue their resistance against the mullahs' regime.
They also remembered their fallen comrades including Gholamreza Khosravi, who was executed in 2014 for supporting the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).
The event was ended when the prisoners collectively sang a revolutionary song.
In her annual New Year message to the Iranian people, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, praised the resistance of Iran's political prisoners, saying that the "spring of freedom" will be realized through their "determination."
A group of Iranian mothers and family members of political prisoners and their supporters gathered outside Tehran's notorious Evin Prison last Sunday to spend time near their loved ones. Dr. Mohammad Maleki, the first post-revolution Chancellor of Tehran University, took part in the sit-in. The regime's security forces attacked and beat up the families to force them to disperse.
The Iranian New Year, Nowrouz, coincides each year with the arrival of spring.