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30 years after Iran’s 1988 massacre, international action is necessary

Maryam Rajavi, National Council of Resistance of Iran president, condemned Iranian authorities for ‘crimes against humanity’
Maryam Rajavi, National Council of Resistance of Iran president, condemned Iranian authorities for ‘crimes against humanity’

By PMOI/MEK

 

 

September 1, 2018 - Three decades have passed from the horrible summer of 1988 when Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini ordered the massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners, most of whom being members and supporters of the Iranian opposition People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Today, more voices are calling on the international community to take action against the perpetrators of this heinous crime against humanity.

“The mullahs have continued with impunity to violate human rights in Iran, crack down on public protests, launch terrorist operations, and wage catastrophic wars in the Middle East and other countries,” said Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi during a global conference held on August 25th in 20 cities around the world. “Now, the time has come to end this silence.”

Urging the United Nations Security Council to pave the path for the prosecution of Iranian regime leaders, Mrs. Rajavi followed her speech with these remarks.

“The clerical regime’s reaction to dissent, even inside prisons under their own control, is mass execution.

“Any legitimate protest or demonstration is repressed by detention and torture of participants.

“In the uprisings last December and January, what was the protesters’ demand and what did they do wrong to be tortured to death?

“The bodies of a number of them were handed over to their families, telling them that they had committed suicide while in detention.

“The regime commits the crime and yet blames the victims of torture and massacre as culprits and criminals.”

Rajavi is also emphasizing the regime’s spies should be expelled from western countries, especially considering the recent arrest of two such Iranian regime operatives in the United States. The mullahs’ embassies should be closed and relations terminated with a regime that uses diplomatic resources to promote “state-sponsored terrorism,” she added.

The PMOI/MEK is playing an increasingly important role in the organization of protests and resistance against the regime, Mrs. Rajavi continued.

“The time has come for the world community to stand by the people of Iran in their uprising against the religious fascist regime ruling Iran and recognize their determination for regime change.

“The resistance units in Iran follow the footsteps of those men and women who said no to the regime and were massacred in 1988.

“The clerical regime is beleaguered by the eight-month-long uprisings, by the growing role of the PMOI and resistance units in organizing and leading the revolts, and by the consequences of a plummeting and drowning economy.”

American Democrat Patrick Kennedy, also attending the event, added the following.

“This is not an Iranian issue this is a human rights issue… because if it can happen in Iran in a modern era it can happen anywhere in the world where people do not stand up for human rights and for those who suffer.”

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