Reporting by PMOI/MEK
Iran, July 18, 2020—As the international community continues to condemn the death sentences issued by the Iranian regime’s so-called judiciary for three young protesters who participated in the nationwide November 2019 uprising, the spokesperson for the French Foreign Ministry also had strong words about this ruling. France is deeply shocked of these verdicts, said the French Foreign Ministry spokesperson during a daily briefing session.
On July 17 the spokesperson of the U.S. State Department emphasized on the necessity to hold accountable the perpetrators of the summer 1988 massacre in Iran. Over 30,000 political prisoners, mostly members and supporters of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), were sent to the gallows in a matter of a mere few months.
“July 19th marks the anniversary of the start of Iran’s so-called ‘Death Commissions.’ On the orders of Ayatollah Khomeini, these commissions reportedly forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed thousands of political dissident prisoners,” said U.S. State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus. “The current head of the Iranian judiciary and current Minister of Justice have both been identified as former members of these ‘Death Commissions.’ The Iranian judiciary is widely perceived to lack independence and fair trial guarantees, and the Revolutionary Courts are particularly egregious in ordering violations of human rights. All Iranian officials who commit human rights violations or abuses should be held accountable. The United States calls on the international community to conduct independent investigations and to provide accountability and justice for the victims of these horrendous violations of human rights organized by the Iranian regime.”
Instead of upholding justice, the Iranian judiciary oppresses and violates human rights. We urge the international community and individual governments to provide accountability and pursue justice for the regime's many victims. pic.twitter.com/Mr0HpJuJ5g— Morgan Ortagus (@statedeptspox) July 17, 2020
Following the wave of global condemnations and abhorrence against the mullahs’ judiciary for the death sentences issued for these three young Iranian protesters, Iranian regime spokesperson Ali Rabie published an article on July 18 in “Iran” daily, an outlet known as the mouthpiece of regime President Hassan Rouhani’s government.
“One can find many tweets of how people would like to see a continuation of the November 2019 unrests… and they now claim to be concerned for the victims… For example, when one sees a tweet saying ‘We will engulf all of Iran in November-style protests’ on social media, we can easily conclude that such a transition in secret is planned by specific entities,” he said in an attempt to discredit the hatred expressed by the Iranian people regarding the mullahs’ regime, and the support of the international community against the campaign to abolish the death penalty in Iran.