Families Demanding Justice for 5,000 Political Prisoners Slaughtered by Iran’s Ayatollahs
Almost 30 years have passed, and Iran’s government would like people to forget the atrocity it committed. But the memory only grows more bitter, even among those unborn in 1988.
The families of political prisoners executed in the 1980s have appealed to the United Nations to publicize the truth about one of the Islamic Republic’s most horrific crimes against its people.
Fifty Iranian citizens whose family members were killed in mass executions have written to Asma Jahangir, the U.N.’s special rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran. They appealed to Jahangir to work with the U.N.’s Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances to clarify what happened—and to force the Islamic Republic to acknowledge the crime. The letter demands those responsible for the mass executions be tried in a public court, and be charged with violating Iran’s constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Mothers of the Iranian Martyrs Demand Trial of the Regime Leaders for the 1988 Massacre
NCRI - Mothers of Laleh Park which include mothers of the martyrs of 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran and mothers of the martyrs of 2009 uprising and political prisoners who were executed in recent years have issued a statement on Thursday 31 August 2017 calling for trial of the Iranian regime’s leaders for the massacre of the political prisoners in the summer of 1988.
They emphasized in the statement that to achieve freedom and democracy in Iran, there is no way other than putting on trial and bringing to justice the masterminds and perpetrators of the mass executions of political prisoners in the 1980s and all other crimes committed by the leaders of the mullahs’ regime.
Mothers of Laleh Park also supported in their statement the legitimate demands of the hunger striking political prisoners in Gohardasht prison.
Statement by Dr. Mohammad Maleki , on the Anniversary of 1988 Massacre
“I will not give up campaigning for justice for victims of 1988 massacre to my last breath”
Dear compatriots, young Iranians and university students,
About a year has passed since the revelation of the audio file of the late Ayatollah Montazeri, which exposed an episode that he described as an historic crime. This audio file conveyed many secrets as the ayatollah’s voice reached millions of Iranian men and women for the first time.
In sharp and unequivocal terms, Montazeri talked about some facts of the summer of 1988 massacre that shocked the world. His remarks exposed the “Death Committee” and its crimes, so the world would see what has happened and is still happening to Iranians under the rule of the Islamic Republic. The world now sees how tens of thousands of the best men and women of Iran were sent to death squads simply for being steadfast in their belief and critical of the regime. This revelation had such an impact on every corner of the world that the issue was once again revived in all human rights circles.
Teacher's Union Calls on the UN to Investigate on 1988 Massacre NCRI - On Saturday, August 26, a spokesman for Iranian Teachers Union called on UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in Iran, Asemeh Jahangir, to investigate the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners.In his letter, Seyed Hashem Khastar, a former political prisoner, described the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran as "a deep wound on the body of the humanity and the Iranian society." He also called on the UN to bring justice to the perpetrators of this crime so this wound heals.
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The Youth,,Join Justice-Seeking Movementgroup of youth in Kermanshah (Western Iran) have supported the Iranian people’s justice-seeking movement.
Commemorating the courageous MEK/PMOI political prisoners massacred in 1988, they stressed that the perpetrators as well as instigators in the inhumane crime be put to trial.
Parts of the statement reads:
Kurdish youths and students call for condemning the 1988 massacre
Justice-Seeking movement for massacred prisoners in 1988 is taking peaks and expanding day by day.
Dr. Mohammad Maleki, the first President of Tehran University after the anti-monarchic revolution in Iran, in an interview that was published on the internet says Justice-Seeking movement for massacred prisoners in 1988 is taking peaks and expanding day by day.
The following is excerpts of his interview:
Mothers demand prosecution of perpetrators of 1988 massacre
We demand prosecution of all officials engaged in 1988 massacre
Mothers of Laleh Park in their statement demanded details of the summary trials and the mechanism of issuing the death verdicts, places of burial, and the last wills of the victims
Almost 30 years past this horrible crime against humanity, Khavaran where many of the victims were buried in mass graves remains under tight control of security forces. However, many families and human rights activists risk their own security to continue their annual tribute to Iran's best children who gave their lives for freedom.
Ms. Behkish wrote, “On July 22, 2016, we spent an hour in Khavaran laying new flowers on their graves and commemorating them. Then we sang the Khavaran anthem
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Horrifying eyewitness memories of a political prisoner on the 1988 massacre in Iran
Mothers of the victims of popular uprisings in Iran in 1999 and 2009, joined the families of the political prisoners massacred in 1988, in a joint ceremony in Khavaran Cemetery. They laid flowers on the unmarked mass graves and commemorated those fallen for freedom in that cemetery tightly controlled by the Iranian regime's security forces.