The 1988 massacre was a crime against humanity, said Bishop Jaques Gaillot
Iranians in 30 cities across the world have joined for an online conference to commemorate the memory of more than 30,000 political prisoners executed by the Iranian regime in the summer of 1988.
The event, which has become known as the “1988 massacre,” was triggered by a fatwa by then–supreme leader of the Iranian regime Ruhollah Khomeini, which ordered regime officials to purge all prisons of political prisoners affiliated with the PMOI/MEK.
About the 1988 massacre
France—Bishop Jaques Gaillot shared his thoughts on the 1988 massacre and the recent uprisings in Iran.
Bishop Gayo: I greet all of you,
Madam President, dear friends, the brutal massacre of thousands of young people, the killing of political prisoners, has been clearly a crime against humanity that will be recorded in human history.
For those who were the perpetrators, this tragedy can neither be ignored nor be concealed, or remain unpunished.
How can we forget these members of the resistance? Those who sacrificed their lives. They defended human honor.
They sacrificed their lives because they loved people. They also loved freedom and democracy for their people. Those responsible for this crime, as well as crimes against Ashrafis, have forgotten that the demonstrators are now seeking change and uprising.
We see the motive, the flame and the call generated by those pioneers. We see that the Iranian people have already risen, a new generation is now struggling for a brutal regime to be overthrown.
No one can prevent the fate of this nation.