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Maryam Rajavi’s Ten Point Plan for Future Iran

1. From our point of view, the ballot box is the only criterion for legitimacy. Accordingly, we seek a republic based on popular vote.

2. We want a pluralist system, freedom of parties and assembly. In Iran of tomorrow, we will respect all individual freedoms. Expression of opinion, speech and the media are completely free and any censorship or inquisition is banned.

3. In the free Iran of tomorrow, we support and are committed to the abolition of death penalty.

4. The Iranian Resistance will establish the separation of the church and the State. Any form of discrimination against the followers of all religions and denominations will be prohibited.

5. We believe in complete gender equality in political and social rights. We also committed to equal participation of women in political leadership. Any form of discrimination against women will be abolished. They will enjoy the right to freely choose their clothing.

6. We want to set up a modern legal system based on the principles of presumption of innocence, the right to defense, and the right to be tried in a public court. We also seek the total independence of judges. Cruel and degrading punishments will have no place in the future Iran.

7. We are committed to the Universal Declaration of Humans Rights, and international covenants and conventions, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the Convention Against Torture, and the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of discrimination Against Women.

8. We recognize private property, private investment and the market economy.

9. Our foreign policy will be based on peaceful coexistence, international and regional peace and cooperation, as well as respect for the United Nations Charter. We will establish relations will all countries.

10. We want the free Iran of tomorrow to be devoid of nuclear weapons and weapons of mass destruction.

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Maryam Rajavi’s Views on Women’s Rights

 1. In the future Iran, all personal freedoms concerning women have to be recognized, including the freedom to choose one’s clothing, freedom of opinion, religion, employment and travel.

2. We believe in complete gender equality in social, political, cultural and economic arenas.

3. Women must have equal share in the society’s political leadership.

4. Women will be completely free to choose husbands and marry.

5. Women’s equal rights to divorce will be recognized.

6. Polygamy is banned.

7. Physical, sexual and psychological violence against women in the work place, in educational centers, in the household and elsewhere would be considered a crime.

8. For women who are subjected to violence there would be judicial remedies.

9. Any sexual exploitation under whatever pretext are banned.

10. Civil laws will be drafted based on international conventions about the rights and freedoms of women and specifically the Convention on the elimination of all forms of discrimination against women and the declaration on the elimination of violence against women.

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