Regime's leaders admit to collaborating with and approving the 1988 massacre,
Claim they feared Khomeini's image would be distorted and Mojahedin’s credibility enhanced in Iran and abroad
The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi described the statement issued by the Assembly of Experts on the massacre of political prisoners in 1988 as an explicit, conclusive and official document specifying the acceptance and complicity of the regime's present leaders in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, a crime against humanity.
Growing domestic and international support for the Iranian Resistance
Former official of presidential office cites Intelligence Ministry: 20,000 were massacred in 30 something days
Simultaneous with the anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988, the anti-human clerical regime continues the mass executions of prisoners.
In the morning of Saturday, August 27, 2016, despite international calls, 12 prisoners were hanged in the Prison of Karaj. These prisoners had been transferred to solitary cells on August 24, to prepare them for implementation of the death sentence. The number of executions registered so far thus amounts to 78 in the past 26 days.
Call to release Sattar Beheshti's family members
On Friday August 26, suppressive forces raided the family home of martyr Sattar Behesdhti, prevented holding a birthday memorial for him, harshly beat Mrs. Sahar Behashti, Sattar’s sister and her husband, and arrested them and a number of participants in the event. Among the detainees, Sahar Beheshti has been transferred to an unknown location. A number of detainees were subsequently released with a summons to be called by repressive organs. Brave blogger and worker, Sattar Beheshti, was arrested in November 2013 and was martyred under brutal torture.
Brutal punishments on the anniversary of the massacre of political prisoners and opposition from physicians to implement these punishments
The Iranian Resistance calls on the UN Human Rights Council, Human Rights High Commissioner and international bodies defending human rights to take immediate action to prevent the execution of 12 prisoners on the verge of execution, and to save five prisoners sentenced to brutal punishment of blinding with acid.
On the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, and in circumstances when social protests and protests of the victims' families to this horrifying crime have escalated, the Iranian regime has found the only solution to prevent a major social explosion in stepping up executions.
Eight young prisoners executed on August 17; fifty-nine executions registered in 17 days
A new wave of mass executions has been launched by the anti-human clerical regime of Iran. The executions coincide with the anniversary of the massacre of political prisoners in 1988.
The number of executions registered between August 2nd and 18th amounts to 59. Twenty-nine of those executed were political prisoners.