According to the Iranian opposition movement, NCRI, the death toll from COVID-19 in Iran exceeds 500,000.
On January 8, 2021, Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI, reiterated that Khamenei’s ban on the purchase of COVID-19 vaccines is a crime against humanity. He is responsible for the deaths of thousands of our oppressed and deprived compatriots due to the Coronavirus. The international community should strongly condemn this crime and must compel the mullahs’ regime to lift the ban on the import of vaccines to the country, she added. Massoud Rajavi, the Leader of the Iranian Resistance underscored that, by banning the vaccine import into the country, it has been clearly proven that the Coronavirus is an ally of the vali-e faqih (Khamenei) and an enemy of the Iranian nation.
The policies of the clerical regime and Khamenei himself are to blame for most of the 500,000 Coronavirus deaths in Iran. From paving the way for the rapid spread of the virus to leaving people and patients at the mercy of the virus and not allocating even a tiny fraction of the $1 trillion under the control of the Supreme Leader and the Revolutionary Guards to fight the virus, to initially keeping the people in the dark on the facts about the spread of the virus and preventing vaccines’ import, etc. This policy and practice are without a doubt a clear case of crime against humanity, and its perpetrators, especially Khamenei, must be brought to justice.
On January 29, 2020, a group of Iranians, supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, organize a rally in Brussels in memory of the 500,000 victims of the coronavirus in Iran. Iranians hold photos that show the tragic situation in Iran. They also have a photo of Baktash Abtin, an Iranian writer, poet and director who died of coronavirus while imprisoned by the Iranian regime and was infected in prison. It is believed that the Iranian regime failed to provide the proper treatment to save his life. Iranians in Brussels are calling on the EU and the Belgian government to hold the Iranian regime accountable for crimes against humanity.