Month: August 2017

Berlin Iranians Solidarity with 1988 Massacre Seeking Justice Movement

Berlin Iranians Solidarity with 1988 Massacre Seeking Justice Movement

Tuesday August 27 – A group of supporters of resistance in Berlin,  announced their solidarity with the political prisoners at Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, with a gathering and hunger strike against the Canadian federal parliament.

The participants also declared their solidarity with the 1988 Seeking Justice Movement and a call for inquiry to condemn the perpetrators and masterminds of this massacre

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IRAN: A Mass Murderer Was Appointed to High Post in Judiciary

IRAN: A Mass Murderer Was Appointed to High Post in Judiciary

‌By NCRI – 24 August 2017

The Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khameni has appointed Motafa Pour-Mohammadi, a member of “Death Committee” responsible for massacre of some 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, to a high-level post in the Iranian regime’s judiciary.

Pour-Mohammadi, was minister of justice up to last week when Hassan Rouhani was forced to remove him due to widespread activities by opposition inside and outside of the country. Hassan Rouhani’s new minister of Justice Seyed Alireza Avai sanctioned by EU for human rights violations has been also a member of “Death Committee” in southern province of Khuzestan.

Upon an order by Ali Khamenei Pour-Mohammadi was appointed as an advisor to head of the Iranian regime’s judiciary Sadegh Larijani.

Introducing Pour-Mohammadi as advisor, Mohseni Eje’i, the judiciary’s first deputy emphasized on the importance of the Ministry of Justice within the regime and the previous post Pour-Mohammadi held. He said: “Justice Ministry is the only ministry that all three branches (executive, Judiciary and legislative branches) are involved in.

It should be noted that prior to Pour-Mohammadi and Avai, former justice ministers Morteza Bakhtiari and Esmail Shooshtari were also among the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners.

This fact clearly demonstrates the extent that the existence of the regime is intertwined with execution and mass murder of political prisoners. All the key positions of power are in the hands of persons who either have been involved in massacre or at least have been a staunch supporter of the massacre.

Mohseni Eje’I, the current first deputy of judiciary, who has played a prominent role in torture and execution of political prisoners over the years, has held senior positions within the regime including the Attorney General, and the representative of judiciary in the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS).

He has been among the perpetrators of 1988 massacre, assassination of opponents abroad, and Chain Murders (a series of 1998–99 murders and disappearances of a number of Iranian dissident in Iran). He also has been involved in bloody crackdown of 2009 protests. The U.S. and European Union sanctioned Mohseni Eje’I for serious violations of human rights respectively on September 30, 2010 and April 13, 2011.

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Los Angeles Iranians Solidarity with 1988 Massacre Seeking Justice Movement

Los Angeles Iranians Solidarity with 1988 Massacre Seeking Justice Movement

Tuesday August 22 – A group of supporters of resistance in Los Angeles,  announced their solidarity with the political prisoners at Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, with a gathering and hunger strike against the Canadian federal parliament.

The participants also declared their solidarity with the 1988 Seeking Justice Movement and a call for inquiry to condemn the perpetrators and masterminds of this massacre

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Iran: The Terrible Year of 1988

Iran: The Terrible Year of 1988

By: Gholam-Hossin Vakilzadeh

Published in French Language Swiss Daily Le Courier on Monday 21 August 2017

During the summer of 1988, more than 30,000 political prisoners were executed in Ayatollah Khomeini’s jails. A “movement for justice” is campaigning for the leaders of the religious dictatorship to face justice.

They are definitely the stars of Iranian politics. Not quite in their forties, they are still young. Neither the current government nor the opposition have managed to distance themselves from the 1980s, which were “crucial” to the Islamic Republic, as the Supreme Leader of the Theocracy, Ali Khamenei, says today. What was so “crucial” about them? Why did they come back with such a punch in Iranian news? Why is the population so attached to them?

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Ottawa Iranians Solidarity with 1988 Massacre Seeking Justice Movement

Ottawa Iranians Solidarity with 1988 Massacre Seeking Justice Movement

Saturday August 29 – A group of supporters of resistance in Ottawa, Canada, announced their solidarity with the political prisoners at Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, with a gathering and hunger strike against the Canadian federal parliament.

The participants also declared their solidarity with the 1988 Seeking Justice Movement and a call for inquiry to condemn the perpetrators and masterminds of this massacre

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Solidarity of Iranians in Netherlands with the 1988 seeking justice movement

Solidarity of Iranians in Netherlands with the 1988 seeking justice movement

On Saturday, August 28, the supporters of the MEK in The Hague announced their solidarity and support for political prisoners at the Gohardasht Prison in Karaj, by holding a massacre photo demonstration and photo exhibition in front of the Dutch parliament.

The demonstrators declared also their solidarity with the 1988 Massacre seeking justice movement for a trial of the perpetrators of this massacre

Also an exhibition was organized by the Iranian youth of Netherlands in front of the parliament to inform people on Iran 1988 massacre in Iran, call for justice

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Iran: Calls for an international commission into 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners

Iran: Calls for an international commission into 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners

By The National – 19th August 2017

A GROUP of politicians has called for an international commission to be set up to investigate the massacre in summer 1988 of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, with a view to prosecuting those involved.

 

The call came in Paris, base of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the country’s opposition-in-exile, during an exhibition highlighting the horrors of the massacre, from Paris Mayor Jean-François Legaret.

 

He was joined by several of his mayoral colleagues, Yves Bonnet, former head of France’s domestic anti-terrorism organisation and former Scottish MEP Struan Stevenson, president of European Iraqi Freedom Association.

Stevenson condemned a trip by EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to Iran and said both Europe and the UN should demand an inquiry into the massacre.

 

“[Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani has been hailed in the West as a moderate and a reformist, despite the fact that more than 3500 people, including 80 women, have been executed during the four years he has been in office, catapulting Iran into pole position as the world’s number one state executioner per capita,” said Stevenson.

 

“Three days before Mogherini arrived in Tehran, Amnesty International published a 94-page report highlighting the ‘web of oppression’ that pervades Iran and detailing the catastrophic human rights situation in the country.

 

“The French government and the EU should also be demanding a full United Nations inquiry into the 1988 massacre, with Khamenei, [supreme leader Sayyid Ali Hosseini] Rouhani and their clique of killer clerics indicted for crimes against humanity and brought for trial before the international courts in The Hague.”

 

Maryam Rajavi, president-elect of the Iranian Resistance, said: “The people of Iran want to end the impunity of those in charge of the massacre and hold them accountable. This has turned into the Iranian people’s most important political demand from the clerical regime. We urge the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to set up an independent commission of inquiry to investigate the 1988 massacre.”

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