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INU- Augest 15, 2013- In an exclusive tell all interview conducted by Iran News Update (INU), 1988 Iranian massacre survivor, Mostafa Naderi, details his time in multiple Iranian prisons from 1981-1992. Naderi was one of the few survivors from the 1988 massacre where over 30,000 political prisoners were executed.  

INU:In the summer of 1988, thousands of political prisoners in Iran were brutally murdered in what was one of the most underreported and unknown mass killings of our time. 

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

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The Diplomat 
The massacre of political prisoners by the Iranian regime, which took place in the summer of 1988 has never been acknowledged by Tehran and remains one of the darkest stains in recent history, although it is relatively unknown in the West.

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