Iranian human rights activist Farideh Moradkhani, who is the niece of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, said on November 22, 2022 that now is a "historically sensitive time" and that people in Iran are fighting the regime’s "Satanic forces of evil" with remarkable courage. She called on the world to support Iran’s "lions and lionesses" and to help prevent foreign governments from supporting the "murderous, child-killing" Iranian regime. She said that the "laughable" sanctions imposed against Iran are only for going "through the motions" as multi-billion-dollar deals are made "behind the scenes," and she compared Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and his predecessor Ruhollah Khomeini to Hitler, Mussolini, Qadhafi, and Saddam Hussein. She predicted that the Iranian people will topple the regime, and she called on all "freedom-seeking countries" to show solidarity by recalling their representatives in Iran and expelling Iranian diplomats. Moradkhani was arrested by Iranian authorities the day after she made these remarks (Note: She has also been arrested on previous occasions). The video in this clip was posted to the Iran CP12 YouTube channel on November 26, 2022.
Farideh Moradkhani: "Now, in this historically sensitive time, all of humanity sees that people in Iran are fighting the Satanic forces of evil with their bare hands, relying on nothing but their lives with remarkable bravery and courage.
"As an Iranian woman, I am asking all the people of the world to help these lions and lionesses.
"Oh free people, be on our side and help us, so that the governments stop supporting this murderous, child-killing regime.
"On the one hand, ridiculous and laughable sanctions [are imposed] just to go through the motions, and on the other hand, multi-billion dollar deals are made behind the scenes. These emphasize the loneliness of the freedom-seeking Iranians in this breathtaking battle.
"The bullets that kill children in Kurdistan, Azerbaijan, Balochistan, Khozestan, and throughout Iran are not Iranian-made. Until when will we have to witness the oppression by political tyrants everywhere in the world?
"Isn't the experience of Hitler, Mussolini, Ceaușescu, Qadhafi, Saddam Hussein, Khomeini, and, most recently, Khamenei, enough to make the world contemplate a new path?
"The free and brave Iranians will topple this oppressive and tyrannical regime on their own. What is needed is to refrain from supporting the regime that in November 2019, murdered thousands of Iranians in four days, while the world was watching from the sidelines. This, and similar catastrophes, constitute a mark of shame on the forehead of humanity. The time has come that, as a symbolic act [of solidarity], all the freedom-seeking countries recall their representatives from Iran, and expel from their countries all the representatives and attachés of this blood-thirsty regime. This will be a show of solidarity with the freedom-loving Iranian public."