Support a #FreeIran -Hail 2 those 30000 who said NO during 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Massacre.fw1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

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In 1988, the Iranian regime summarily and extrajudicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran.
The Iranian regime has never acknowledged these executions, or provided any information as to how many prisoners were killed.
The majority of those executed were either serving prison sentences for their political activities or had already finished their sentences but were still kept in prison.
Some of them had previously been imprisoned and released, but were again arrested and executed during the massacre.
The wave of massacre of political prisoners began in late July and continued unabated for a few months.
By the time it stopped, some 30,000 political prisoners, overwhelming majority of them activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) were slaughtered.

Gathering Iran

Millions of Iranians seek freedom and democracy for their country. Since 1979, the Iranian regime has executed more than 120,000 people, including women, children, ethnic and religious minorities; and in a horrific crime against humanity 30,000 political prisoners were massacred in the space of a few months in 1988 on the charge of “Moharebeh”, or waging war on God, simply because of their opposition to the regime.

The crime against humanity has continued under the current mullah’s president in Iran, Rouhani – who claims to be moderate – and has actually gained momentum incomparable to his predecessors. Amnesty International and the UN special rapporteur for human rights in Iran have in various occasions expressed concerns over the rise in executions under Rouhani.

The recent acceleration of human rights abuses such as hanging of Gholamreza Khosravi under the religious pretext of “Moharebeh” has raised serious concerns about the safety of political prisoners in Evin ward 350, who took part in peaceful pro-democracy protests and in other dungeons of the Mullah’s regime who rose up in support of the battered prisoners in Evin. There are serious concerns about the inhumane torture and arbitrary execution of the religious minorities such as Sunni and Kurdish political prisoners in Iran.

We ask all freedom loving people from all ethnicity and origins to support our campaigns and join our call for an end to executions in Iran and a halt to repression


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