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The Iranian regime has a history of cracking down on its opponents. Incommunicado detentions, arbitrary abductions, summary executions, torture and enforced disappearances are among practices commonly used against opponents.#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva
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Dissident intellectuals and students, ethnic groups and religious minorities, and members and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) have always been targeted.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva @USUN
#HumanRights
@SecPompeo
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In summer 1988, a wave of intense killings began in Evin and Gohardasht prisons, in Tehran and Karaj, respectively. The mass executions then extended to other prisons all across the country.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva @USUN
#HumanRights
@SecPompeo
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Tens of thousands of political prisoners mostly members of the PMOI were among victims of enforced disappearances in Iran and extra-judicially executed during the massacre.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva @USUN
#HumanRights
@SecPompeo
@USAdarFarsi
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Another important incident taking place outside the prisons but parallel to the massacres inside was the widespread enforced disappearances of former prisoners or supporters of the PMOI/MEK and their subsequent executions.
@POTUS
@FoxNews
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@VOAIran
@rollcall
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The victims were hanged by forklift trucks and cranes or from beams in half-constructed buildings, in groups of five or six at half-hourly intervals all day long. Others were killed by firing squads.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva @USUN
#HumanRights
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It is estimated that there are more than 120 mass graves across Iran that contain the remains of the victims of the 1988 enforced disappearances in Iran and killings.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva @USUN
#HumanRights
@SecPompeo
@USAdarFarsi
@POTUS
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The Iranian regime has so far, taken numerous measures all across Iran to eliminate the traces of the mass graves belonging to the victims of the 1988 massacre. They have built new buildings and roads on these graves, or have bulldozed them and turned them into new cemeteries.
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None of the regime officials have ever been prosecuted for their involvement in the massacre and many of those involved are holding high positions of power within the government.
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In fact, one of the most harmful consequences of the policy of appeasement was providing impunity to the ruling murderers, whose crimes started in the early 1980s, reached new heights during the 1988 massacre and have continued to this day.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
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The time has come for the international community to end three decades of impunity for the clerical regime leaders in Iran and to hold them accountable for their crimes.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva @USUN
#HumanRights
@SecPompeo
@USAdarFarsi
@POTUS
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The time has come for referring the dossier of human rights violations in Iran, particularly the executions of the 1980s and the 1988 massacre, to the UN Security Council.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva @USUN
#HumanRights
@SecPompeo
@USAdarFarsi
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The time has come for Khamenei and his accomplices to face justice for committing crimes against humanity.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva @USUN
#HumanRights
@SecPompeo
@USAdarFarsi
@POTUS
@FoxNews
@AP_Images
@VOAIran
@rollcall
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The time has come for the United Nations to launch an international fact-finding mission on the 1988 massacre in Iran.
#1988Massacre #NoImpunity4Mullahs
#FreeIran @UNGeneva @USUN
#HumanRights
@SecPompeo
@USAdarFarsi
@POTUS
@FoxNews
@AP_Images
@VOAIran
@rollcall
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