UN Should Investigate 1988 Iran Mass Executions, Says Amnesty
Abdullah Sayed mirada’s brother Jabbar disappeared from prison in 1988.
Abdullah Sayed mirada的弟弟 Jabbar在1988年入狱期间离奇失踪了。
He has never been found.
His parents spent years looking for answers.
Mira bias are his mother and father and to comfort them I would say yes I also hope he’s alive.
Jabbar was one of at least 5000 people mainly young political activists who were forcibly disappeared or executed in 1988 according to Amnesty.
They say the true number could be much higher for Tehran has never admitted to the killings,
the whereabouts of the bodies or the fate of those who disappeared.
That crime is still alive and active until the state is question Iran accounts for what happened to those people.
Through hundreds of interviews and documents amnesty details how thousands of jailed political activists were executed or disappeared
following a fatwa or religious order given by then Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini.
Many were supporters of the People’s Mujahideen organization of Iran, an outlawed opposition group based in Iraq.
In 1988, the group staged an armed incursion in Iran
in the following weeks amnesty says the regime tried to wipe out the opposition through mass executions of political prisoners.
They were forced to face what amnesty terms death commissions.
Certain government officials who enthusiastically was engaged in the forced disappearance and executions
today still hold positions of power not just in the government but importantly also in the judiciary that can block progress to get justice on an issue like.
Two years ago a recording was leaked purportedly showing senior Iranian officials discussing the details of the mass executions.
Tehran has called the perpetrators, heroes who were defending the nation from invasion.
Amnesty says the government has continued a policy of cover up and misinformation destroying mass graves
and refusing to reveal the whereabouts of those killed or missing.
I was never able to grieve for my children.
I want to go and be with them.
Amnesty says the executions and disappearances amount to crimes against humanity
and has urged Iran and the United Nations to open an investigation to finally deliverjustice and closure.
Henry Ridgwell for VOA news London
伦敦 美国之音， Henry Ridgwell 报道