Friday, August 29, 2008
Twenty-year Anniversary of Mass Executions in Iran
For those of you who speak Dutch, read more here... for the rest of us: here.
In Amsterdam and many other places there will be ceremonies tomorrow to mark the 20th anniversary of the mass executions of political prisoners in Iran.
The Iranian regime seems to be marking that anniversary by executing as many people as they can find guilty of capital offenses and flouting international law.
Twenty years ago thousands of people were killed in Iran. Anyone who could challenge the authority of the fledgling regime was killed. They essentially got rid of an entire generation of leaders: in most cases, people who fought long and hard for the overthrow of the Shah and the implementation of a more just government.
Kamran has been researching these executions for some time now. I hope that he will post here shortly.