MEK supporters in Sweden commemorate victims of the 1988
On Saturday, October 12, supporters of the main Iranian opposition coalition the National council of resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK), held a demonstration in Malmo, Sweden, to commemorate victims of the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. Most of the victims were MEK supporters.
The event included street displays of Iranian jails and execution. Photographs of MEK members executed by Iran’s regime were put on display.
Family members of the victims of Iran’s regime addressed the protest and called on European leaders to refer the regime’s human rights dossier to the United Nations Security Council. They demanded that the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre be held to account at the International Criminal Court.
MEK supporters also commemorated the World Day Against the Death Penalty.
MEK supporters in Sweden underlined that the Iranian regime has massacred 120,000 people during past 40 years of its rule, including the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988.
At the time, Ruhollah Khomeini, then-supreme leader of the Iranian regime, issued a Fatwa to massacre thousands of political prisoners, most of them PMOI (MEK) members and supporters. The victims of the massacre were buried secretly in mass graves in unknown locations.
It is worth to mentioning that execution of political opponents and daily killings of the youth is the Iranian regime’s main lever of maintaining its evil reign. The international community’s silence and inaction, particularly the west, about the executions and the 1988 massacre has emboldened the Iranian regime.
In addition to the demonstration, MEK supporters in Sweden held an exhibition to show the Iranian’s regime crimes against the Iranian people and their organized resistance, the NCRI and MEK, which was welcomed by Swedish people.
The MEK supporters held banners which read “Free Iran” and “No to execution”. Families of the victims of the 1988 massacre held pictures of their loved ones.
The MEK supporters pointed out that the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre are currently in high positions of power in Iran, including as Iran’s Judiciary Chief and Justice Minister.
MEK supporters in Sweden called on Swedish government and people to support the ten-point plan of Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the president-elect of the Iranian people’s resistance movement, which includes the abolition of the death penalty.