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As we commemorate the 31st anniversary of the 1988 Massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, mainly members and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), it is important to hear the testimonies of those who lost relatives or those who were spared the noose by pure chance.

On Sunday, August 11, the regime’s security forces arrested, without any warrant, two Iranian-Kurdish citizens in the border town of Mahabad and transferred them to an unknown place.  The detainees were identified as Aram Nikpay, 25, and Abdollah Bashtam, 23. They were arrested for alleged membership in opposition groups.

As we commemorate the 31st anniversary of the 1988 Massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, mainly members and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI, Mujahedin-e Khalq or MEK), it is important to hear the testimonies of those who lost relatives or those who were spared the noose by pure chance.

As we commemorate the 31st anniversary of the 1988 Massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, mainly members and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), it is important to hear the testimonies of those who lost relatives or those who were spared the noose by pure chance.

In the midst of escalating tensions in the Persian Gulf, there is substantial concern over the possibility that Iran will take out its frustrations with the West on the dozen or so dual nationals that are known to be held captive in the Islamic Republic, on spurious charges. In fact, in light of reports indicating, for instance, that the British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been refused contact with her family, there is some concern that this sort of retaliation has already begun.

Forty people in Iran’s northwestern Ardabil province have been given flogging sentences, according to a judicial official, most of them for “disturbing public order”.

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