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MEK supporters in Paris hold an exhibition on 1988 Massacre outside National assembly

MEK supporters in Paris hold exhibition on 1988 Massacre outside National assembly

On Tuesday, October 29, MEK supporters in Paris and members of the Iranian community and families of the victims of 1988 massacre in Iran organized an exhibition along the Esplanade des Invalides in Paris and called on the French Government to recognize the mass execution of political prisoners as a crime against humanity. They also urged French authorities to end impunity of the perpetrators who are in key positions of power in Iran.

MEK supporters in Paris and the Iranian community in France paid homage to the memory of thousands of political prisoners in Iran executed in one of the worst crimes against humanity in contemporary history. Like similar events held in other cities across the world, the attendants demanded the international community to hold to account Iranian authorities who were responsible for this and other serious human rights abuses in Iran.

MEK supporters in Paris
Exhibition in memory of victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran outside French National assembly

Amnesty International reiterated in a statement on August 28 that the international community should no longer ignore the 1988 massacre of prisoners in Iran.

 “It is misguided to view the 1988 mass killings as historical events. The enforced disappearances are ongoing and, 30 years later, victims’ families continue to be tormented by anguish and uncertainty over the fate of their loved ones,” Amnesty added.

MEK supports in Paris, former political prisoners and the families of the victims addressed the exhibition and called on the UN Special Rapporteur to investigate human rights concerns in Iran, including the 1988 massacre and the recent destruction of mass graves where the victims were buried.

They called on the French government to work with its allies in the United Nations and the European Union to refer Iran’s terrible human rights record to the UN Security Council, including the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and to try its perpetrators in an international court.

More about victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran

IN 1988 the Iranian regime murdered over 30,000 political prisoners including pregnant women and children – in a depraved massacre which has never ended.

Most of the victims were members of the opposition group the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), although many, including kids caught handing out leaflets for the faction, were tenuously associated.

The victims were hanged from cranes within minutes of being questioned by members of the infamous “death commissions.”

No one has ever been prosecuted for their involvement in the massacre and many of those involved now hold key positions of power within the government.