On 19th July 2020, day 2 of the Free Iran Global Summit, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held a conference on the 32nd year anniversary of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, calling once again for all those responsible to be tried at the International Criminal Court in the Hague for crimes against humanity.
In the Summer of 1988, the Iranian regime killed 30,000 political prisoners, mostly members, and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). Despite repeated calls for justice and an international campaign by NCRI President Maryam Rajavi, the murderers are still allowed to walk free some 32 years later. This includes many current members of the clerical regime who have high positions of power.
An eye witness of these crimes, Homa Jaberi, spent five years in prison, two of which were in solitary confinement. She spoke about her time in prison, where she and her fellow prisoners were subjected to horrific torture.
She revealed that many of her fellow female prisoners were raped by the regime’s guards and treated like animals. They were made to make animal noises, eat from the floor, and submit to being ridden on by the guards. Many of these prisoners were so badly broken by this that they could not even speak about their experiences.
She said: “The world must know what happened to the MEK in the past 40 years. European leaders should know when they shake hands with Iran’s regime, they must remember the suffering of the Iranian people.”
Many other witnesses also spoke at this significant conference, testifying to the regime's atrocious human rights abuses and senseless massacres of political prisoners.