On the verge of the Iranian opposition’s major convention in Paris, the majority of the Italian Parliament issued a statement calling for the prosecution and punishment of the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. This massacre, carried out under orders issued by former Iranian regime leader Ruhollah Khomeini, is considered as a crime against humanity.
The 1988 Iranian massacre was a strategic attempt by the Iranian Regime to wipe out political opposition by executing those who spoke out against them, mainly members of the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).
The United States Congress recently introduced a resolution regarding the 1988 massacre in Iran. It was the largest mass execution of political prisoners since the Second World War.
Amnesty International has condemned a travel ban imposed by Iranian authorities on Dr. Mohammad Maleki, former president of Tehran University, currently considered as one of the most famous human rights defenders inside Iran.
The human rights activist Atena Daemi, on hunger strike since 7th April in Evin Prison, is suffering from numerous health problems and is in critical condition. Atena’s mother, who visited her on Sunday April 23, maintained that “the regime’s Revolutionary Guards, judiciary, and Prosecutor-General are responsible for Atena’s life.”