Geneva conference calls for inquiry into 1988 prisoners massacre in IranPublished by Tirdad on September 24, 2018
In a conference held in Geneva, Switzerland, human rights defenders and activists called for investigation regarding the execution of thousands of Iranian prisoners in 1988.
The conference also urged to bring the perpetrators to justice. Many of them, Surprisingly hold important positions in the Iranian regime.
Ruhollah Khomeini, Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime, issued a fatwa in 1988, in which he ordered all political and conscience prisoners to be executed unless they repented their believes. Tens of thousands of prisoners were tried in 15-minute trials and more than 30,000 people were executed in the span of a few months.
The event, which many have described as one of the worst crimes against humanity after the Second World War, has become known as the 1988 massacre. Jurists and human rights defenders have constantly called for an independent probe into the crime and the perpetrators to be brought to justice in international criminal courts.