Jim Fitzpatrick MP demands accountability over Iran’s 1988 massacrePublished by International Liberty Association on August 16, 2016
A British Parliamentarian has spoken out about the mass executions in Iran; the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political opponents and more recent crimes against humanity.
Jim Fitzpatrick MP said: “Somebody should be held to account. There should be an enquiry, there should be charges levelled. Somebody has to be held responsible for the deaths of these people whose only crime was [being the political] opposition to Ayatollah Khomeini.”
The Labour MP for Poplar and Limehouse cited Amnesty International’s report on capital punishment which stated that nearly 1,000 executions were carried out in Iran in 2015.
He said that as a result of the continuing exceptions, British MPs had been calling on the government to be more critical of the Iranian regime and condemn their executions of political opponents, especially children.
In the summer of 1988, more than 30,000 political prisoners, were summarily and extra-judicially executed by the mullahs’ regime in Iran.