MEK: 1988 Iran Regime’s Cruelty
Monday afternoon, August 23, 2021, on the 33rd anniversary of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, Iranians, and supporters of the MEK held a rally in Stockholm.
Iranians demanded that the leaders of the mullahs’ regime be tried for genocide and crimes against humanity.
Samadi suffered at the hands of Raisi
Members of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) have now described the atrocities they suffered at the hands of Raisi.
“I was arrested at Keshavarz Boulevard in Tehran in August 1981 when the regime’s security forces brought in their forces extensively to surround the area.” Akbar Samadi explained. “After a few months, my identity was exposed by defectors at Evin and I was subjected to interrogation.
In the end, I was sentenced to 10 years in prison. I spent this time in Ghezelhesar, Evin, and Gohardasht prisons.”
The 1988 massacre
“During the 1988 massacre, I was sent to the Death Corridor six times. During this time, I witnessed many things. In the Death Committee, there were Nayyeri, the Sharia Judge, Eshraqi, the Prosecutor General, Ebrahim Raisi, the Deputy Prosecutor, and Mostafa Pourmohammadi, the representative of the Ministry of Intelligence.” He said.
Recently inaugurated president Ebrahim Raisi was a prosecutor who sentenced people to death. During the 1988 executions, he was only 21 years old.
The Death Corridor
“Since the letter of my execution sentence was left behind in the room that Raisi had called me in, I was at the Death Corridor until the end of the night. At around 11 PM, Hamid Abbasi, who is being tried as Hamid Noury currently, read out the names of 14 people.
My name was not among them, neither among the people who were there nor among the people who had been executed. He went over the names once again. He went and brought the list of the names of those executed, but he still did not find my name. Then he said: ‘For now, you just go with them’,” Mr. Samadi added.
Hamid Noury was involved in the killings
Hamid Noury was involved in the killings while working as an assistant to the deputy prosecutor in Karaj’s Gohardasht Prison. He was in charge of the assassination of a large number of persons. He is now facing trial in Stockholm, Sweden’s capital as a perpetrator of the 1988 massacre.
Mr. Samadi went on to explained how the interrogations took place, deciding the destiny of the prisoners in a matter of minutes.
“In the Death Corridor, we were blindfolded and would sit on the ground one meter apart. They would read the names of 10 to 15 prisoners each time, every 15 to 20 minutes, and the prisoners would be taken away. There were many instances when all the Death Committee members, regardless of whether they had given the sentence or not, would visit and monitor and implement the execution sentences in the execution chamber.” Samadi explained.
“To date, families do not even know where their kids have been buried. And this is a crime that is ongoing. Meaning that it’s not restricted to 1988. Many of the mothers spent years in Khavaran Cemetery and various burial sites to look for the remains of their loved ones.
Not only have they not made any progress but they have also been harassed, pressured and tortured, and even imprisoned by the regime.” Samadi Continued.
The killing of thousands of political prisoners
Many of the remaining legitimate plaintiffs in the trial, like Samadi, have testified through video link from Ashraf 3, the Albanian base of approximately 2,500 MEK loyalists, as well as other countries around the world. During the 1988 massacre, the plaintiffs were mostly ex-prisoners who witnessed the regime’s horrors in Iran’s death corridors.
The Regime’s role in the killing of thousands of political prisoners will be exposed to the world’s press during his trial in Sweden.