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Washington Times: Call for justice for victims of Iran’s 1988 massacre

NCRI - The Washington Times published a full-page announcement on Wednesday about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran by the mullahs' regime.

The full-page announcement, titled 'Mass executions cause tremor in Iran,' was published on Page A3 of the Washington Times on September 7, 2016.

It carried the hand-written text of Khomeini's fatwa which ordered the execution of imprisoned activists of the main Iranian opposition group People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI or MEK).

Background: 

In the summer of 1988, the Iranian regime summarily and extra-judicially executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini.

The facts:

• More than 30,000 political prisoners were massacred in Iran in the summer of 1988.

• The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by Khomeini.

• The vast majority of the victims were activists of the opposition PMOI (MEK).

• A Death Committee approved all the death sentences.

• Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, a member of the Death Committee, is today Hassan Rouhani’s Justice Minister.

• The perpetrators of the 1988 massacre have never been brought to justice.

• On August 9, 2016, an audio tape was published for the first time of Khomeini’s former heir acknowledging that that massacre took place and had been ordered at the highest levels.

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