Maryam Rajavi: Mass Execution is a Crime Against Humanity

Mrs. Rajavi called for protests and solidarity within Iran, and urged Shiite and Sunni clergies around the world to raise their voices in denouncement of Ali Khamenei, “the great enemy of the people of Iran and the region,” for his crimes against the true teachings of Islam, as well his greater crimes against humanity.

She added, “The mullahs’ anti-human regime carried out the mass execution of our Sunni brothers on the anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. They are trying in vain to contain the volatile social atmosphere and popular protests by terrorizing the public.”  The massacre of political prisoners in Iran in 1988 is ranked as one of the largest since World War II. The victims were primarily members of the main opposition group People’s Mojahedin (PMOI), also known as the Mujahedin Khalq (MEK).

Over the past 37 years, the clerical regime continues to commit crimes against humanity, war crimes, and genocide. Mrs. Rajavi says, “The time has come for the UN Human Rights Council and the UN Security Council to end their silence and bring the record of the Iranian regime’s crimes before the International Criminal Tribunal. Ali Khamenei and other leaders of the regime as well as direct perpetrators of these crimes must be brought to justice.”

In an additional shocking piece of cruelty, the regime’s Judiciary told the families that they had until 3 p.m. Tuesday afternoon for a final visit at the prison with their children. Before they could arrive, the Ministry of Intelligence contacted the families and told them to go to the Coroner’s of Kahrizak to pick up the bodies of their loved ones. Prison authorities declared a state of emergency, disconnected all telephone booths and prevented prisoners from referring to the prison’s dispensary.

Among the Sunni prisoners who were executed, was Shahram Ahmadi, who was wounded in April 2009 when he was arrested by Intelligence agents. He lost one kidney and part of his intestine, after which he was tortured for 43 months in the Intelligence Department’s detention center in Sanandaj. As a result of this horrendous treatment, he contracted various illnesses and lost his hearing to a large extent. In October 2012, he was sentenced to death on the alleged charge of Moharebeh, or waging war on God. His younger brother, Bahram Ahmadi who was under 18 years old at the time of arrest, was executed in Ghezel Hessar Prison in January 2012 along with five other Sunni political prisoners.