Iran: Remembering 1988 Massacres

In 1988, after the war between Iran and Iraq, all opponents to the Iranian regime were executed with a “brief” process : sometimes, 5 minutes to answer before the death sentence; 30 000 persons died in the prisons of Ahmadinejad after these fake trials.

The opponents to the Islamic Law , especially the organization  of the Mujahidin of the People, which refused the strict rules imposed by the Ayatollahs, and wanted  progress for women, were accused of collaboration with Iraq, and killed under this pretext.

Those who survived now claim justice for the victims, but it  has been a while before the discovery of the truth, and the importance of the crimes: only in 2005, the NGO Human Rights Watch published a report on it.

It this one, the proof is established that in these prisons , the victims of 1988 were tortured, and executed  in the more impeditive  way: they were hang, because a massive shooting by riffles was too noisy.Today, by protest, demonstrations use hang penalty  as an  impressive tool against Rouhani, especially in front  of the embassies or whatever it can be seen and have a repercussion on the opinion.

Nowadays, Iran , and the regime of Rouhani , is the leading country in the numbers of executions; the opposition, fighting for justice for the 1988 Massacres, is calling, too, for the abolition of the death penalty. A single “fatwa” ( decision of a religious leader)is sufficient for an execution, and withdraws the necessity of  a trial: it is that “Justice” (or, in true words, injustice), that the opponents denounce .They want a fair system of justice, impartial.

As important representatives  of the opposition are still at risk to be hang, now,the mobilization is active on Amnesty International and on Twitter: on the site of Amnesty, petitions against the death penalty in Iran can be signed.

The Mujaheddin have found a shelter in a little village in the Parisian  neighborhood  : Auvers, where died the famous painter Van Gogh.

From Auvers, Myriam Rajavi  organizes the meetings and the claims of the opposition.The main calls for Justice for the 1988 Massacres  are her initiative; she gives conferences, too.

A strong personality, she realizes by her work of organizing the resistance what wanted the opponents executed in 1988: freedom for women.

But she speaks from Auvers, France. In Iran, a woman who did just the same is jailed and can be hang at every moment.

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