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Iranian Opposition Massacre of 1988
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1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

Hassan Daioleslam
hassan.dai@yahoo.com
September 7, 2018


Mass Execution of Iranian Opposition Political Prisoners 1979 - Present
1988 Iranian Opposition Massacre
Summer of Blood
On 1988, Imam Khomeini, in tradition of Imam Ali (according to his historic speech in the video) ordered the “Death Commission” (made up of judiciary and prison personnel) to execute over 33,000 Iranian Opposition Political Prisoners consisting of boys, girls, women and men. The regime dumped the bodies in Khavaran (near Tehran) and other deserts in mass graves dug for this special operation. The “Death Commission” Genocide Operation took 3 months to complete.

Experts from Imam Khomeini’s Speech of August 1979
Pre-Planning for the Massacre

“If we acted in a more revolutionary manner after overthrowing the corrupt regime of the Shah (Imperial Iran), if we had only broken all media’s pens and if we had only set up gallows across all town squares and eliminated the corrupters, we wouldn’t be having these troubles now …… if we were true revolutionaries, we would have banned all political parties then (beginning of the Islamic Revolution). There should be only one party and that is the Hezbollah (Party of Allah) …… I beg for forgiveness from Allah and masses of Iran that I did not do this then (banning political parties and mass murdering opposition) … Imam Ali drew sword on the enemies of Islam and he beheaded 700 Jews of Bani Qurayza political prisoners in one day. The Bani Qurayza Jews were like Israeli Jews and these (Israeli Jews) might be the descendants of those (Bani Qurayza Jews).”

Imam Ali beheaded 700 Jews of Bani Qurayza political prisoners in one day.
Imam Khomeini murdered 33,000 Iranian Opposition political prisoners in 3 months.
It is an Islamic Tradition!

More information:

Ctesiphon in Smoke, Fire and Blood Book
Arab Muslim Invasion of Persia

23 Years: A Study of Muhammad’s Prophetic Career

1988 Massacre of Iranian Opposition - Wikipedia

1988 Iranian Massacre Doc

Documentary about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran

1988 massacre of Iranian political prisoners - English

1988 massacre of Iranian political prisoners - Persian


Mass Execution of Iranian Opposition from 1979 until today.
Summer of Blood (1988 Massacre) was only one example.
IRI has the greatest rate of execution in the globe.

In February 1979 the ruling monarchy in Iran was toppled and while the nation’s democratic and secular movements were weak, Ayatollah Khomeini, and a ring of clergymen attached to him, seized control of the country. From the onset, the new regime sought to forcefully impose a fundamentalist interpretation of Islam. But the Iranian society, which yearned for democracy and prosperity was a serious obstacle to Khomeini’s objectives. So, in order to consolidate its power, the new regime turned to the brutal repression of political and civil liberties.


Iranian Opposition Mass Graves of 1988

Regime’s first target were the women. A war on women’s rights was waged and compulsory veiling was gradually imposed. Since universities were the fortress of resistance to theocratic retrogression, the regime launched “Cultural Revolution,” during which the regime’s armed gangs raided universities, rounded up activists, purged the staff, and killed dozens in order to eradicate or silence all opposition. Universities across Iran were closed for nearly two years.

As the Iranian society refused to be intimidated and continued to oppose the regime. Khomeini turned to all-out repression. On June 21st, 1981, Khomeini ousted the elected president and his security forces opened fire on peaceful demonstrators killing tens of people.


Iranian Opposition Mass Execution by the IRI Islamist Regime
Mass Execution of Persians, Kurds, Baluchis and other minorities continues …

From that day onward, the daily execution of dozens and later hundreds of prisoners across the country ushered in the age of the mullahs’ severe and barbaric repression in Iran. Between 1981 and 1988, tens of thousands of opponents from across the political spectrum were arrested, tortured and many of them executed.

Then, the summer of 1988 arrived. For months, the Iranian regime’s war with Iraq, which had started in 1980, had reached a critical deadlock. The regime had suffered heavy losses and thus prepared the grounds for announcing a ceasefire. Due to political and social consequences of its defeat in the war, the regime was preparing the massacre of political prisoners in order to eradicate all opposition to its weakening rule.


Imam Khomeini’s Fatwa for 1988 Massacre of Iranian Opposition

Translation of the opening part of Khomeini’s Fatwa

“In the Name of Allah, The Compassionate, the Merciful,
As the treacherous Monafeqin (Mojahedin) do not believe in Islam and what they say is out of deception and hypocrisy, and as their leaders have confessed that they have become renegades, and as they are waging war on God, and as they are engaging in classical warfare in the western, the northern and the southern fronts, and as they are collaborating with the Baathist Party of Iraq and spying for Saddam against our Muslim nation, and as they are tied to the World Arrogance (US Imperialism), and in light of their cowardly blows to the Islamic Republic since its inception, it is decreed that those who are in prison throughout the country and remain steadfast in their support for the Monafeqin (Mojahedin) are waging war on God and are condemned to execution ……”


Execution of Young Boys by the IRI Islamist Regime
Their crime was opposing the Islamist Regime

On July 19th, 1988, Khomeini accepted a truce to end the war and shortly thereafter ordered the massacre of political prisoners. He set up an official Commission comprising prison and judicial authorities to decide on the fate of prisoners. Known as the “Death Commission”, its first targets were members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization known as MEK.

Following Khomeini’s order, the death commission interviewed each prisoner. The prisoners who showed the slightest sympathy to MEK or did not repent, were sent to the gallows.


Mass Hanging of Iranian Opposition by the IRI Islamist Regime

A good portion of these prisoners had been in prison for many years and none had been sentenced to death. Many of them had already served their terms and others had a few days or months left.

In his letters to judicial authorities, Khomeini warned against the slightest measure of flexibility or indulgence and urged a speedy process of executions.


Hanging of Iranian Opposition by the IRI Islamist Regime

The sheer scale of this crime against humanity was so vast that Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, Khomeini’s designated successor at the time, sent two letters to Khomeini to protest to the massacre. He was consequently dismissed as Khomeini’s successor and was put under house arrest.

While the execution of MEK supporters was continuing unabated, Khomeini issued a new fatwa to execute secular political prisoners belonging to other groups as well. As a result, many of them were hanged.


Group Hanging of Iranian Opposition by the IRI Islamist Regime

The actual number of prisoners who were executed in this horrendous crime against humanity and many of their graves are still unknown. Some of the victims were buried in mass graves in cemeteries like Khavaran near Tehran.


Mass Execution Hanging of Iranian Opposition by the IRI Islamist Regime

Last year, Mohammad Nouri-Zad, a pro-regime filmmaker and trusted journalist who in 2009 became a critic of the regime’s policies, declared that the number of those executed in the massacre were thirty-three thousand. He added:

“Here, two or three months, thirty-three thousand prisoners, boys and girls, men and women were executed, and their bodies were dumped into mass graves of Khavaran and unknown places in the desert.”


Families of the Massacred Iranian Opposition Members carry the pictures of their loved ones in protest to the IRI Islamist Regime (Protest Abroad).


Display Tribute of 1988 Massacre
Crimes Against Humanity
A tribute abroad to the murdered opposition members, mass executed on 1988


Pictures of Slaughtered Iranian Opposition Members
Do Not Forget Their Faces
Display Tribute of 1988 Massacre
Crimes Against Humanity by IRI Islamist Regime
Never Forget and Never Forgive

Soon or late, their death will be avenged

The regime’s senior figures have all been complicit to this vast crime against humanity. 27 years after its occurrence, the real dimensions of this horrific crime are still clouded in secrecy. Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, one of the notorious members of the Death Commission, is now Minister of Justice in Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet.

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