Golrokh Iraee calls for justice for victims of 1980s
Prisoner of conscience Golrokh Iraee sent an open letter from Evin Prison where she is detained calling for justice for the perpetrators of the 1980s massacres in Iran. The letter comes in the wake of the acceptance by the UN working group on enforced or involuntary disappearances of the complaint filed by political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared demanding information about the fate of her siblings executed during the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988.
Female Political Prisoner Appealing Justice for the Victims of 1988 Massacre
The Appeal by political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared for justice for her family massacred in the 1980s by Iranian regime finally succeeded as the United Nations’ Working Group on Forced Disappearances accepted (to address) her complaint. This is a major development in the pursuit of the perpetrators of the massacre of political prisoners in the 1980s in Iran in order to bring them to justice.Atena Daemi, a civil and women’s rights activist incarcerated in Evin prison, in response to the success of Maryam Akbari Monfared has written a letter of congratulations and described it as a worthwhile success and has expressed hope that her steps would be followed by other victims of human rights abuses in Iran. Read more
Following a complaint filed by political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared, UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances recognized her political prisoner siblings, executed in 1988, as enforced disappeared people.
The working group accepted Maryam Akbari Monfared’s complaint about the execution of her brother, Abdulreza, and her sister, Roqieh Akbari Monfared, among the thousands of political prisoners massacred in summer 1988, urging the Iranian regime to explain about their faith and their place of burial.
According to the UN regulations, their dossiers as enforced disappeared people will remain open as far as Iranian officials have not announced the details of and the reason for their executions as well as their places of burial.
Plaintiff Maryam Akbari was arrested during the 2009 uprisings and has been held since, without a single day of leave for almost 8 years.
Sufferings of mothers of PMOI martyrs
A letter by political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared, from Evin Prison
In the name of God, in the name of freedom, knowledge and justice
We have already spoken of the magnificent stories of those fallen for freedom. We have written many poems and songs about the most splendid epics created in the Iranian people’s quest for freedom.
Our hearts are filled with love and faith when we hail the lofty souls of those heroes in chains and those who sealed their honesty and loyalty with ultimate sacrifice.
I am writing for the mothers and fathers whose strength and resistance make mountains humble. I am writing to pay tribute to their humane interpretation of the word, “mother”, and to thank their abundant love which never dies down and their endurance that passes like a breeze through the stormy sky.
I turn the pages of my memoirs, to reach the page where I first found your familiar gaze. I could see the glad tidings of life in your kind eyes as if a dandelion was passing through the experience of life with a cry for justice.
The Statement of a Group of Political Prisoners and Call to Prosecute Perpetrators of 1988 Massacre
A group of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison, on July 30, 2017, issued a statement condemning the 1988 massacre in Iran, calling on the perpetrators of this crime against humanity to be brought to justice.
The statement reads:
On the anniversary of the massacre of political prisoners in July 2017, while its perpetrators and instigators in high government positions openly confessed to their crimes and occasionally felt proud of that massacre, and while murderers such as then Minister of Intelligence, Ali Fallahian said even if someone only had read a newspaper his was sentenced to death, and unfortunately the world has been silent about it so far;
We, the political prisoners who have already seen massive violations of human rights in the prisons of this government, sincerely appreciate the restless efforts of those involved in the justice movement, and in particular the tireless efforts of Mrs. Rajavi, to prosecute all perpetrators of that brutal massacre, and in line with this, we are requesting assistance from our countrymen in providing any evidence, photographs and news of the martyrs of that incident and the address of its mass graves and in short, any assistance and information to this justice movement.
The fact is that the absence of trial and accountability for the perpetrators of that massacre has resulted in its contemporary executions and gross violation of human rights even to this day.
Political Prisoner Writes a Letter Addressing Iranian Regime's Official's Confessions on Massacre of PMOI Members
NCRI - Pointing to remarks made by Iranian regime’s former Intelligence Minister ‘Ali Fallahian’, who confessed in a recent TV interview to parts of regime’s crimes during the ‘80s including the 1988 massacre, political prisoner ‘Ali Moezzi’ has penned a letter titled ‘inevitable confessions of an executioner’ to Iranian people, saying:
“As pointed out in Fallahian’s interview and also previously stated by Ahmad Khomeini, anyone who supported PMOI in the ‘80s, including minors, adults, teenagers, pregnant women, and those who used to read PMOI papers or even buy them bread, was subject to execution. The fact is, however, that even before there was any speaking of PMOI safe houses or anyone buying them bread, regime had declared war against them, by attacking PMOI’s offices and their gatherings while chanting ‘no party but Hezbollah, no leader but Rouhollah (Khomeini)’.
Amnesty International: Iran Political Prisoner Threatened With Extended Jail Sentence for 1988 Massacre Complaint
Amnesty pointed out that prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared had been threatened with an additional three-year prison term and exile to a remote prison. This was in reprisal for her open letters seeking truth and justice for her siblings who were extrajudicially executed in 1988. She has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison since 2009 serving a 15-year sentence.
Imprisoned woman urges prosecution of perpetrators of 1988 massacre
In a letter to international organizations which was publicized on December 22, 2016, political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared urged the UN to form a court of justice to prosecute the masterminds and perpetrators of the 1988 massacre
Her letter reads:
Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared has formally filed a lawsuit against Evin Prison because of the 1988 massacre and the executions of her sister and brothers.
He wrote: “Everyone knows that these crimes against humanity were issued by the command of Khomeini with his own handwriting and signature. After that, the same gentlemen took the position of power; Khamenei, [former President Akbar Hashemi] Rafsanjani, [Hassan] Rouhani, [former intelligence minister Gholam-Hossein] Mohseni-Eje'i and the brutal Judge [Mohammad] Moghiseh. All elements of this sovereignty are united together in order to kill thousands of opponents and political prisoners.”
Reza Akbari Monfared: Pour-Mohammadi’s attempts to cover up facts
A shocking letter from a political prisoner in Iran condemning regime’s attempts to cover up 1988 massacre of pol. Prisoners in Iran