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Maryam Rajavi: The Iranian Resistance wants justice for the victims of the 1988 massacre

She paid tribute to the heroes who sacrificed their lives for the liberation of Paris and compared their fight to that faced by the Iranian Resistance today.

She said: “It was not the military force, but the power of faith in human values that liberated Paris. Such faith will also be the force to liberate my country which is enchained by a religious dictatorship.”

She discussed the recent release of audio footage, which proves the Iranian Regime’s guilt in the “hideous genocide”.

Montazeri, the then heir to the Ayatollah, addressed the officials responsible for the massacre, calling it “the greatest crime committed during the Islamic Republic” and stating that the Ayatollah would go down in history as a “bloodthirsty and brutal figure”.

In the summer of 1988, Ayatollah Khomeini decreed that any prisoner affiliated with the opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI) who would not renounce their beliefs, should be executed, including those who had already been tried and sentenced to jail term.

The audio revealed that- as long suspected by the Resistance- the massacre had been extensively planned in advance and made no exceptions for pregnant women (which violates even the Regime’s penal code) and minors.

Rajavi said: “It was because of such protests that Montazeri was ousted from his position and remained under house arrest until the end of his life.”

She also confirmed that many of those responsible for the massacre were still in high-level governmental positions today.

She said: “We have organized a movement, both inside Iran and on the international level, to obtain justice. This litigation is part of a national movement for Iran’s freedom. The martyrs’ families, as well as this movement, demand that the names of the victims, addresses of their graves and names of the perpetrators of this crime be published.”