Published: Monday, 12 August 2013 22:10
INU: This summer marks the 25th anniversary of the 1988 Iran Massacre, one of the darkest, most heinous mass killings in recent history.
As the Iran Iraq war was coming to a hostile end, the largest political massacre in the history of Iran was just beginning. In July 1988, prisons across Iran locked their doors, cancelled all visitation and privileges and ended all trips to the infirmary – beginning the tragic movement of the Ayatollah to eliminate every individual who had expressed adherence to the Mojahedin Khalq Organization (the MKO). This mass extermination of all political advocates in Iran resulted in the brutal end to more than 30,000 lives.
In the final phases of the war, Khomeini, who felt Iran’s defeat was imminent, decided to avenge all the political prisoners. In response to the loss of the war and a rise in resistance to the Regime, Khomeini issued fatwas, or religious decrees throughout Iran, ordering the mass execution of every individual unwilling to commit complete and