Ceremony in Remembrance of 1988 Massacre Victims

21 August 2017

To mark the anniversary of the 1988 massacre that resulted in the killing of more than 30,000 political prisoners, a ceremony was held in Tirana, Albania’s capital city. As well as a large number of PMOI (MEK) members, there were also political and human rights dignitaries in attendance. 

The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, spoke about the justice movement that is calling for an inquiry into the massacre. She called on the UN Human Rights Council and the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to start an investigation into this crime against humanity and said that the perpetrators of the crime must be held responsible because some are currently high officials in the Iranian regime.

Iran Continuing to Execute Minors

17 August 2017

by Azita Carlson

Human rights organisation Amnesty International has urged Iranian authorities to halt the execution of a man who was convicted of his come as a minor. 

At the age of 17, Mehdi Bohlouli was arrested for murder after stabbing a man to death during a fight. The Tehran criminal court sentenced him to death in 2001. 

Amnesty International say that the execution is scheduled to take place on Wednesday and if it goes ahead, it will be the second time in a week that a person who was younger than 18 years old at the time of committing a crime has been executed in Iran.

Zohreh Heydari: A Symbol of the Iranian Resistance

19 July 2017

During the summer of 1988, a 17 year old woman from the Iranian city of Qom was sentenced to 70 lashes which she received the night before her execution. Her name was Zohreh Heydari and she is a symbol of the courage of the members of the Iranian Resistance.

During the summer of 1988, the Supreme Leader of Iran ordered the execution of all members of the opposition. In this short period of time, more than 30,000 political prisoners were executed. This is an alarming crime against humanity that was perpetrated by Khomeini who wanted to annihilate his opponents in a quest for regime survival.

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.

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