Protestors from the NCRI to call on MPs to investigate 1988 massacre in Iran, with help from Barnet MPs Theresa Villiers and Matthew Offord

Protestors from the NCRI to call on MPs to investigate 1988 massacre in Iran, with help from Barnet MPs Theresa Villiers and Matthew Offord

Times, Aug. 31, 2017 – Barnet MPs will be joining with campaigners at a rally in support of Iranian political prisoners this weekend.
MPs Theresa Villiers and Matthew Offord will join members of the National Council of Resistance of Iran ( NCRI ), MPs and dignitaries in Trafalgar Square on Saturday to protest against executions and abuse of human rights in the country, and to show support for those who have been imprisoned on political grounds.
The rally will also serve to call on the government to propose an independent investigation in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988 during the upcoming UN General Assembly in September.
Ms Villiers said: ”The focus of the rally on Saturday is the mass killings which took place in 1988.
‘Thousands of political prisoners were executed without trial and some of my own constituents lost family members.’
Ms Villiers also said she is working with the significant British Iranian community in Barnet to highlight the issue of human rights abuses in Iran, and wants more people to know what happened so those responsible can be brought to justice.
According to the NCRI, Iran holds the highest number of executions per capita in the world, and Iranian authorities carried out more than 100 executions, including hanging a juvenile offender, during the month of July alone.
Other people to speak at the rally include Margaret Owen OBE, a human rights barrister and director of charity Widows for Peace through Democracy, along with family members of those who were killed in 1988.

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