Khomeini Decreed Execution of MEK Affiliates in 1988 Massacre Says Iran's Former Intelligence Minister

18 July 2017

State-affiliated Tarikh Online website interviewed Iran’s former Minister of Intelligence, Ali Fallahian, during which he acknowledged that Ayatollah Khomeini issued a fatwa in the summer of 1988 calling for the annihilation of those people affiliated with People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI or MEK), the main opposition group of the Iranian regime. 

The interview was aired on July 9th, 2017 by the state-affiliated Aparat online video platform. It was more than two hours long. A partial translation of Fallahian’s comments regarding the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran folows.

Iran: Alarming Number of Executions This Month

14 July 2017

The Iranian opposition, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has reported that there have already been a large number of executions this month alone in Iran. 

Since the beginning of July there have been a minimum of 57 executions carried out in the country in a growing trend of mass executions. Some of the executions were carried out in public. This is clearly an attempt made by the weak regime to try to counter the overwhelming public discontent. It is also trying to use the threat of execution as a deterrent against further demonstrations and protests.

Water Crisis in Iran: Ultra Critical State Reached

06 July 2017

The office of Ministry of Energy’s Water and Wastewater Planning acknowledged that water conditions in Iran have reached a level described as ultra critical.

Hedayat Fahmi of Iran’s Energy Ministry explained, “If a country uses up to 40 percent of its renewable water resources, it’s considered to be in an acceptable state, but if the figure reaches 40-60 percent, then the country is faced with a water crisis. If, however, renewable water usage is between 60-80 percent, the country is in a critical water condition. A renewable water usage of more than 80 percent shows an ultra critical state, so that we could say that Iran with its 88 percent of renewable water usage is now in such a state.”

Children Are Deprived of Education Due to the Lack of Identity Documents

05 July 2017

The illiteracy of Iranian children, especially in the provinces like Sistan and Baluchistan, has become terrible, as the regime's agents one by one are admitting to it. 

Mohammad Naeem Aminifard, the Iranian regime MP from Iranshahr, says: Our latest statistics on the number of illiterates in Sistan and Baluchistan province are different from those of the official organs. Government statistics estimate about 25 to 30 thousand people illiterate, but our statistics estimate about 110 to 120 thousand people in the province. He continued saying: A number of people have not been identified due to the lack of access to government services or deployment of government agents to remote areas, mountains, and in some cases in the deserts that government services have never been offered at those points, therefore, those people do not have personal identification cards.

Iran Regime's Judiciary Secretary: There Are No Political Prisoners in Iran!

05 July 2017

Mohammad Javad Larijani, secretary of the Human Rights Directorate of the Iranian Judiciary oddly said in a press conference that there were no political prisoners in Iran. He also called for the execution of “fire at your own discretion command” of Ali Khamenei, the leader of the Iranian regime.

The head of the human rights headquarters in the Iranian judiciary, who was responding to the question of whether he has taken action on the human rights situation of political prisoners inside the country on Tuesday, July 4, said: "We do not have such title as political prisoners in the country.”

Iran: Graves of Opposition Martyrs Vandalised

28 June 2017

In Tabriz, in the north-western part of the country, graves of members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) that were executed by the Iranian regime during the eighties have been vandalised. Many of the victims were those who were killed during the 1988 massacre in which more than 30,000 political prisoners, most of whom were members of the PMOI, were killed following a fatwa issued by the then-Supreme Leader. 

It has been reported that the vandalism of the graves is being carried out by the Iranian regime and its security and intelligence agents.

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