Cross-party Members of Parliament from both the UK and European countries took part in a virtual conference on Thursday, 10 September 2020, to support the global campaign to seek justice for victims of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.
Prominent human rights lawyers, a former UN official, the UK Representative of the Iranian Resistance Movement (NCRI), European parliamentarians and dignitaries also participated in the conference, which heard testimonies from the family members of the victims of the 1988 massacre.
Speakers agreed that the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988 is an ongoing crime against humanity ordered by the highest authority in the country at the time. They also argued that the appalling human rights situation in Iran is a direct result of the failure of the international community to hold the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre to account.
Michelle Mulherin former Irish Senator joined the Online Parliamentary Conference by Cross-Party UK, European MPs and Prominent Jurists on 1988 Massacre in Iran. In her remarks, Ms. Mulherin said, “When a government turns on its own people, it is the obligation of the international community to take action.”
Michelle Mulherin, former Irish Senator:
When a government turns on its own people, it is the obligation of the international community to take action. There are families who very much want to achieve justice.
I support the call and the efforts and it is an issue that I have taken up with our Minister of Foreign Affairs and I will continue to do so.