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Maryam Rajavi: “Iran’s leaders must be prosecuted for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 PMOI members”

Auvers sur Oise, France 09/03/2016 - Maryam Rajavi, the President elect of the Iranian Resistance, speak at the conference Justice for victims of 1988 Massacre, at the headquarters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in Auvers-sur-Oise.

In Auver-sur-Oise, a town northwest of Paris, the National Council of the Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held a meeting to commemorate the 30,000 members of the Iranian resistance who were executed by Iran in 1988 on Saturday, September 3. 

At the event, Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the NCRI, spoke of the need to seek justice for the events of 1988 and delivered chilling anecdotes of the prisoners’ experiences before their execution.

“We have gathered here to convey the voice of Iran’s profoundly discontented society,” she said in her opening remarks.

France: Iranian-European associations demand justice for victims of 1988 Massacre

Auvers sur Oise, France 09/03/2016 – Hundreds of representatives of the Iranian diaspora from Europe gather on the 3rd and 4th of September for a special two-day conference, to launch a general mobilization demanding justice for victims of the 1988 massacre and a halt to executions in Iran.

“In recent weeks, a powerful social wave has arisen against the Velayat-e Faqih regime; at its core, the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. In fact, this atrocity has become a central grievance in the Iranian people’s protests against the criminal and murderous regime, and a pivotal issue of their demand for the establishment of freedom.”

She then spoke of the defiance of the prisoners who would face certain death if they affirmed their allegiance to the opposition. In one anecdote, a prison block becomes the scene of a riot as 350 prisoners protested the beating of a young woman by state judges; 349 of them were executed.

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“Khomeini and his accomplices wanted to do away with the notion of resistance for freedom, so not only did they exterminate vast numbers of Mojahedin and other resistant prisoners, but they also concealed all the evidence of this atrocity and denied it all together,” she said.

“They have not yet revealed any information on the locations of these victims’ graves. Khavaran cemetery, discovered through the efforts of families of the victims, is today a sacred memorial to those who gave their lives for freedom. We salute them, a thousand times over, from here to Khavaran, whose pure soil is colored with blood and tears.”

France: Iranian-European associations demand justice for victims of 1988 Massacre

Auvers sur Oise, France 09/03/2016 – Hundreds of representatives of the Iranian diaspora from Europe gather on the 3rd and 4th of September for a special two-day conference, to launch a general mobilization demanding justice for victims of the 1988 massacre and a halt to executions in Iran.

Mrs. Rajavi has called for the formation of a movement to seek justice for the 1988 massacre. She has called for the names of those executed to be released, as well as their burial sites, and that those responsible for the crime be tried before an international criminal tribunal.

She also pointed to the silence of western governments as inconsistent with their stated values of human rights and freedom.

“To the international community and western governments, we say:
Standing up to the violations of human rights in Iran is also the responsibility of Western governments, because the consequences of this regime are not confined to Iran. The terrorism and fundamentalism emanating from Tehran have victimized defenseless people in Nice, Paris, Brussels, etc.”

“Make your relations with the Iranian regime contingent on an end to executions in Iran. Put Khamenei and his accomplices on trial in an international court for crimes against humanity, specifically in 1988. And respect the Iranian people’s Resistance for regime change.”

Although the events of 1988 were recognized as a crime against humanity by Amnesty International, Canada is the only foreign government to affirm this claim. Supporters of the Iranian Resistance hope that the recent release of an audio tape revealing the extent of the Iranian government’s complicity in the crime, coupled with their own efforts to highlight the massacre, will generate the momentum needed to accomplish their goals.

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  6. yousef, parizad // September 8, 2016 at 19:20 //

    It is chilling to know khomini’s order wasn’t only about prisoners , people like bahman shakery or davood khalilzadeh from naghadeh broght in to questioning and didn’t pass what’s so called emam’s test, and hanged the day of arrest , how any one would feel to get arrested for no crime done but to comply with khomini’s order to get questioned on their political views and simply get hanged in result, no to mollas, viva rajavi

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