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Conference held in Sassari to commemorate victims of 1988 massacre widely reflected in Italian media

NCRI – A conference held at the main hall of the Central University in the Italian city of Sassari has been reflected in the country’s media and social networks including Sassari’s main TV channel as well as Sardegna Reporter, a website covering the overall Sardinia region, which published reports on the event as well as on the justice-seeking movement which is aimed at bringing to justice the perpetrators of 1988 massacre.

Following the conference, Sassari’s mayor wrote in his Facebook page: “the city of Sassari, too, joins the freedom-lover Iranians and supporters of the justice-seeking movement for the 30,000 political prisoners massacred in Iran during the summer of 1988, to condemn this Iranian regime’s crime against humanity.”

In its report on the conference held at Sassari University, Italy’s channel 12 TV said: “the conference, held by the Iranian Youth Association in Italy, was aimed at drawing public attention to the massacre (of more than 30,000 political prisoners in the Summer of 1988) which is a hidden tragedy and (part of) the ongoing oppression the Iranians have been suffering from.”

Reminding of the human rights situation in Iran and its deterioration during the Presidency of Mullah Rouhani, Italy’s Channel 12 added: “number of executions including execution of juveniles has increased and an uninterrupted widespread oppression is still going on.”

Among the participants in the conference were a representative of the Amnesty International, Sassari’s mayor Nicola Sanna, a representative of Amalia Eskiro and chairman of the Sassari’s cultural commission Rafaela Sao. They appreciated the accomplishments of women in the Iranian Resistance and drew the attention of the participants to the importance and continuation of the campaign.

Also in a report entitled ‘Iran, hidden killings and trampled human rights’, the Sassari’s city-wide newspaper ‘La nuova Sardegna’ writes: “the main hall at (Sassari) University was hosting a conference held by the Iranian Youth Association in Italy, during which the Iranian Resistance recounted the events of Summer of 1988 and the massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners.”

The report continues: “Today, Iran’s situation is not any different. The proof of that is the latest annual report by the UN Secretary General which points to the high number of executions including the execution of juveniles as well as the continuation of the physical punishment. The seminar was also supported by Amnesty International and a number of other organizations.”