IRAN: THE 1988 MASSACRE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN IRAN AND MEK MAKING SIGNIFICANT INROADS IN IRANIAN POLITICAL LANDSCAPE

Iran Liberty

Published on Iran News Update

Twenty-six years have passed since one of the worst crimes against humanity of the latter half of the twentieth century. That crime that has been little noticed in the West and its perpetrators has never been brought to justice.

In late July 1988 political prisoners were killed en masse in a months-long wave of executions across Iran. By the time it stopped that autumn, 30,000 individuals had been slaughtered, the overwhelming majority of them activists of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). 

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