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Iranian Resistance Calls on Int’l Community for Release of Ahmad Montazeri


Khamenei terrified of Justice Movement, people’s anger over the regime’s crimes, especially the 1988 massacre

The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the arrest of Mr. Ahmad Montazer by the religious fascism ruling Iran and calls on all international human rights organizations and freedom of expression advocates, especially the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Human Rights Council, to take urgent action for his release.

The Iranian regime’s judiciary has condemned him to six years behind bars for publicizing a sound file of his father, the late Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri, with members of the “Death Commission” involved in the 1988 massacre that shed light on a small portion of this regime’s crimes against humanity against the Iranian people.

He is condemned on so-called charges of “weakening the establishment’s foundations and insults”, “defamation to Khomeini and his son”, supporting the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) and “being in voice with the world arrogance.”

The arrest of Ahmad Montazeri, carried out under orders of Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, shows the mullahs’ utmost fear of the Justice Movement and the Iranian people’s anger and hatred of this regime’s crimes, especially the 1988 massacre of over 30,000 political prisoners. Anger of this horrendous crime has reached a point that in recent months a number of individuals affiliated to the regime have joined the ranks of those protesting this atrocity by unveiling various features of this massacre.

Most senior Iranian regime officials, including Khamenei, those in charge of the judiciary, Assembly of Experts Deputy Chair Ibrahim Reisi and chief of the Astan Ghods Razavi economic empire, Justice Minister Mostafa Pour Mohammadi and … were personally involved in this grave crime.

At a time when the Iranian people consider Khamenei and the mullahs’ regime responsible for this atrocity that has impacted the entire country and various aspects of all people’s lives, and at a time when public dissent and protests have risen in various parts of the country, Khamenei is desperately resorting to further crackdown, mass executions and widespread arrests to save his regime from inevitable overthrow.

The sound file relates to a meeting held 28 years ago between Mr. Montazeri, then successor to Iranian regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini, with members of the “Death Commission” in Tehran and his protest to this crime. These criminals were in charge of implementing Khomeini’s fatwa based on massacring political prisoners.

In this meeting Mullah Nayeri, a so-called judge, Tehran Province public prosecutor Morteza Eshraghi, deputy public prosecutor Ibrahim Reisi and Intelligence Ministry representative Mostafa Mohammadi were present.

The crimes unveiled in this sound file, only three weeks after the massacre began, reveals the shocking scope of this horrific genocide that is considered the biggest inhumane crime after World War II. These killings continued for weeks and months in Tehran and across the country.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
February 23, 2017