Maryam Rajavi’s Message of Freedom to Iranians Rallying Outside Stockholm’s Court
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), sent a message to the freedom-loving Iranians and relatives of the martyrs who gathered and demonstrated outside the court in all circumstances from the beginning of the trial on August 10, 2021, to the end on May 4. She described the protesters as justice seekers on behalf of the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and the fighters who were massacred for their steadfast stance and who have been demonstrating and marching nonstop for the past nine months to urge the world to prosecute the mass murderers ruling Iran for crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide.
The Iranian people’s national honor and judge of values is the perseverance of the heroes who stood their ground in 1988, he said. Mrs. Rajavi stated, “the slaughter of political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison has been declared a war crime and a crime against humanity, and one of the perpetrators has been sentenced to death.” The announcement is just one of the many stages of your fantastic Call for Justice campaign. It is, however, the historical outcome of the sacrifices made by political prisoners who stood firm and were massacred beginning in August 1988.
Mrs. Rajavi recalled that beginning in late July and August 1988, the Iranian Resistance revealed the ongoing massacre, including the contents of Khomeini’s fatwa: “At the time, the MEK and its supporters held demonstrations and hunger strikes in many countries to inform and awaken international public opinion,” she said.
Mrs. Rajavi praised everyone who has sacrificed and worked for the Call for Justice Movement over the last three decades, including Prof. Kazem Rajavi (Massoud Rajavi’s older brother and Iran’s first ambassador to the United Nations after the 1979 revolution, who was assassinated by the regime in Geneva in 1995) and all those who have been arrested and tortured for gathering information about the massacre, filing a complaint, or protesting against the regime. She also praised MEK and Marxist detainees for providing the essential irrefutable details on the 1988 massacre for the Prosecutor’s indictment, which they did with a deep sense of responsibility.
Mrs. Rajavi noted that “the Iranian regime’s conspiracies against the Call for Justice Movement have largely failed,” referring to the regime’s conspiracies used to hide or trivialize the Justice Movement for the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners.
“Murderers and mercenaries who believe they can conceal or trivialize the massacre by destroying the victims’ tombs or lying about it are sadly mistaken. Those who are attempting in vain to exploit the martyrdom of 30,000 political prisoners to plot against the PMOI and its leader are gravely mistaken. The brilliance of this glorious epic of our time, the enormous sacrifice of those stalwart heroes, and their historical status and dignity have become the Iranian people’s national honor and value judge. The mullahs and their allies have not been able to seize or divert it, and will not be able to do so in the future.”
The NCRI President-elect concluded her message to the freedom-loving Iranian rally by saying, “The investigation into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners should be extended to all prisons across Iran, not just Gohardasht Prison, which began in 1981.”