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).
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.
• 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.