MEK: Iranian Regime’s Officials must Face Prosecution for Human Rights Violations
Freedom-loving Iranians and allies of the Iranian opposition, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), gathered in Vancouver, Canada, to call on the international community to intervene in the Iranian regime’s continuous human rights crimes.
Family members of those killed gathering in Stockholm for months
This protest movement, like others gaining traction in cities around the world, is similar to that of family members of those killed in Iran’s summer 1988 massacre, who have been gathering in Stockholm for months, calling on the international community to hold the mullahs’ regime accountable for human rights violations and crimes against humanity.
They have traveled from all over Europe to meet in the cold weather to express their demands as an Iranian regime henchman, Hamid Noury, stands trial for his role in the 1988 mass executions of over 30,000 political prisoners, the most of whom were MEK members and supporters. A brutal campaign targeted political inmates from a range of backgrounds, culminating in mass executions of minors, seniors, and even pregnant women.
The massacre of over 30,000 political detainees in 1988 took place by mullahs
Ebrahim Raisi, the current regime’s president, was a member of the notorious “Death Commissions” in Tehran, which was in charge of holding minute-long kangaroo “trials” to determine the fates of thousands of political prisoners, many of whom had already served their prison sentences and were being held behind bars to be executed. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei of the Iranian regime must also be held accountable for his direct role in the country’s atrocities and awful human rights record.
Protesting Iranians in Vancouver, Stockholm, and other cities around the world are calling for the United Nations Security Council to refer the Iranian regime’s atrocious human rights record to the International Criminal Court. In a videotape released in 2008, a former Iranian Intelligence Ministry deputy alleged that the mullahs’ dictatorship had massacred 33,700 political detainees and buried them in mass graves. According to Reza Malek, the country has between 170 and 190 mass graves.
Raisi is well known for his direct involvement in Iran’s summer 1988 massacre, as one of the primary members of the mullahs’ infamous “Death Commissions,” which were in charge of deciding the destinies of each political prisoner during the killings in kangaroo courts that lasted only minutes. All political detainees who showed any sign of affiliation to the MEK in any form were sentenced to death.
Raisi and other government leaders perpetrated genocide and crimes against humanity, and they should face international tribunals for their crimes. Instead of providing these criminals with any form of legitimacy, the international community should continue to stand alongside the Iranian people in their continued battle for justice.mek_iran
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