Iran: Senior official defends 1988 Massacre of Prisoners in IranPublished by Ali on July 29, 2019
Mostafa Pourmohammadi, former judiciary minister in the cabinet of Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, blatantly defended the mass execution of political prisoners in 1988.
When asked by the state-run Mosalas Magazine about the 1988 mass executions and the “slander” directed at the regime for the massacre, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, who was pivotal in the executions in Tehran, said that the regime was “at war” and no one should expect it to follow “legal procedures and consider citizen’s and human rights” at a time of war.
In August and September 1988, thousands of political prisoners were executed under Khomeini’s fatwa (religious order), pursuant to the intelligence and judiciary authorities’ decisions. At the time of the mass executions, the victims had already served, or were currently serving, their prison sentences.
Pourmohammadi was a member of the notorious “Death Commission” that sent the political prisoners to their deaths.
Earlier in March, Mostafa Pourmohammadi, has acknowledged his crimes during the horrendous summer 1988 massacre.