Resistance Units Condemn Destruction of Graves of MEK Martyrs Across Iran
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the mass graves of the 1988 Massacre victims in Tehran’s Khavaran Cemetery destroyed to eliminate traces of crime against humanity.
The destruction of Tehran’s Khavaran Cemetery
Mullah’s regime’s preparation for the destruction of Tehran’s Khavaran Cemetery has caused public outrage in Iran. During the past two weeks in various cities across Iran, supporters of MEK have installed posters saying, “Khavaran is evidence of mullahs’ crime” and “The mullahs’ regime wants to destroy the evidence of the crime.”
The Khavaran burial site in Tehran is the most prominent evidence of the 1988 massacre, in which 30,000 political prisoners were executed in matters of weeks. The vast majority of the victims were members or sympathizers of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran).
The massacre of 30,000 political prisoners
The massacre was carried out based on a fatwa by the regime’s then–supreme leader Ruhollah Khomeini. Khomeini’s orders were executed by the so-called “death commissions,” a trio of officials that acted as judges and sent thousands of prisoners to the gallows after minutes-long trials.
At present some of the key members of these death commissions are the current Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi, former Justice Minister Mostafa Pourmohammadi, and the current Justice Minister Alireza Avai.
In the past years, Khavaran has always been a gathering place of families and survivors of the 1988 massacre of the political prisoners in Iran.
The activities of MEK’s network inside Iran
During the past two weeks, following the regime’s measures to destroy the Khavaran Cemetery, the MEK’s network inside Iran, known as the Resistance Units, organized a vast campaign across the country condemning the regime’s criminal act to wipe the evidence of the crime.
They took to graffiti in different areas of Tehran and other major cities with the slogans, “Call for immediate action to stop the destruction of the martyrs’ graves of the 1988 massacre,” “The family members of martyrs of the 1988 massacre call for immediate measures to halt the destruction of Khavaran Cemetery,” and “Damn the religious tyranny, the mullahs’ regime wants to cover up its crimes in Khavaran.”
Isfahan, Tehran, Behshahr, Amlash
Tags: 1988 Massacre, Iran human rights, Iran Opposition, Maryam Rajavi, Massoud Rajavi, MEK, MEK Network, Mujahedin-e Khalq, National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), People's Mojahedin organization of Iran, PMOI