The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) and the People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (MEK), held a press conference in Paris to announce the names of prominent Iranians believed to have contributed to the killings.
This comes just one month after an audio recording of a death commission meeting was leaked online. The tape featured Hossein Ali Montazeri expressing his disdain for the executions and his fear that history would condemn them for it.
As of yet, the mullah’s have not received the condemnation or prosecution that they deserve.
During the press conference Mohammad Mohaddessin, chairman of the NCRI’s foreign affairs committee, said: “A death commission was created in Tehran and in 10 other Iranian provinces to conduct the fatwa. Until now only the names of the members of the death commission in Tehran had been exposed, since Khomeini himself appointed them. Now we have more names of members involved in the massacre and we are making them public.”
This massacre killed 30,000 political prisoners, mainly from the PMOI; the largest amount since WW2.
Mohaddessin said that 62 pregnant women and 789 minors, as young as 14-15 years at the time of their arrest, were among those slaughtered and buried in mass graves.
He said: “We really hope that the U.S. attitude will change and that next administration will be more determined against Rouhani’s regime. President Obama conducted a politic of moderation toward Iran but it did not work out.”
He added: “This regime is more brutal than the former ones. Just have a look at its involvement in the Middle East. Look at what is happening in Iraq, Syria and other countries in the region where Tehran is deeply involved.”
William Bourdon, the NCRI’s French lawyer, said: “It is time that the United Nations [starts] looking at the 1988 massacre by the Iranian regime…We are now calling upon the international community in order to take actions against the Tehran regime.”