Join the Socialist Party Join us today!

Printable version Printable version

Facebook   Twitter

Link to this page: https://www.socialistparty.org.uk/issue/780/17441

From The Socialist newspaper, 18 September 2013

Oppositionists condemn murderous Iran regime

In the 25 years since the revolution against the Shah thousands of political prisoners have been massacred by the Islamic Republic of Iran.

Since 1989 many men, women and children, whose only crime was to say no to the Islamic state, have been killed.

In trials lasting only a few minutes prisoners, without legal representation, were sentenced to death on charges of 'waging war against God'.

After being executed they were buried in mass graves. Their bodies were not handed over to their relatives - only a few pieces of clothing were delivered to them.

Eventually, some of the families of those executed discovered the location of the mass graves near Tehran.

One of these graves is at Khavaran. Families of those executed keep their memory alive by taking flowers to the grave each year.

As Islamic Republic Day (1 April) was being celebrated there were threats of violence, beatings and arrests, to prevent families coming to the grave.

The regime believed this behaviour would hide their crimes but the government did not succeed. Iranian activists, including families of those executed, and human rights lawyers organised an Iran Tribunal in London in 2012, and again in 2013.

The Tribunal condemned the Islamic government, including Ayatollah Khomeini and others who were implicated in these crimes against humanity.

The families of those executed demanded the opening of the files but the government denied the murders had taken place.

Others, who were imprisoned instead of being executed, were secretly executed at the end of their prison term. The killings continue, including public executions in the streets.

Socialists in Europe need to show solidarity with the gathering movement of opposition in Iran.

Iranian socialists in Manchester

Why not click here to join the Socialist Party, or click here to donate to the Socialist Party.


In The Socialist 18 September 2013:


Socialist Party news and analysis

Fight royal mail sell-off!

Britain: a seething cauldron of class anger

Stop NHS cutbacks

A UN attack we agree with

Hillsborough: even more cover-ups revealed

MPs still have their snouts in the trough

Ban this trade in death

Lock up the tax evaders

What they really think


Socialist Party youth feature

Anger at zero-hour contracts in universities


Socialist Party workplace news

Second seven-day strike at Hovis

Warrington town hall unions lobby councillors

Strikes force One Housing Group into talks

Bus strike against pay freeze

Workplace news in brief


Socialist Party reports and campaigns

Lively demo against cuts at Whipps Cross hospital

TUSC campaigners look to shake Fleetwood

Scotland: Bedroom tax close to death

Wolverhampton councillors slash jobs

Overwhelming opposition stuns Hull council

Leicester council feels the pressure

One week left to smash fighting fund target!

The Socialist: Swansea achieves subscription goal


International socialist news and analysis

Commonwealth governments' meeting: Protest against despot Rajapaksa

Kazakhstan: Jailed activist awarded human rights prize

Oppositionists condemn murderous Iran regime


Socialist Party comments and reviews

TV review: Vietnam's 'children of Agent Orange'

Labour backs austerity...


 

Home   |   The Socialist 18 September 2013   |   Join the Socialist Party

Subscribe   |   Donate   |   PDF  |   ebook






Related links:

Iran:

triangleThe ongoing capitalist crisis and the struggle for a socialist world

triangleUnited working class movements can defeat Trump

triangleMiddle East in crisis

triangleSyria: No ceasefire for 'hell on earth' eastern Goutha

triangleBirmingham South East Socialist Party: The Iran 1979 revolution

Human rights:

triangleDodgy MP lobbied for genocidal Sri Lankan leader

triangleWorkers' protests against state repression in China and Hong Kong

triangleThe life and legacy of Martin Luther King

triangleRussia: Ali Feruz, journalist and human rights activist, freed from jail

International

International

19/9/18

Catalonia

Catalonia: 'Diada' 2018 an immense show of strength for republic

19/9/18

South Africa

South Africa: new workers' formations herald fightback against Ramaphosa's capitalist agenda

19/9/18

Jeff Bezos

Bezos housing hypocrisy

12/9/18

Ireland

Ireland housing occupations

12/9/18

Sweden

Sweden: left and far right gain as establishment parties falter

12/9/18

Russia

Support for Putin's regime dips over major attacks on state pensions

12/9/18

Nicaragua

Nicaragua: With the people against the Ortega government and imperialism

5/9/18

Germany

Germany: violent attacks in Chemnitz - how can the far right be stopped?

29/8/18

China

China: Solidarity with Jasic Technology workers

29/8/18

Venezuela

Venezuela: How can reaction and imperialism be defeated?

29/8/18

CWI

The ongoing capitalist crisis and the struggle for a socialist world

24/8/18

China

Solidarity with Jasic Technology workers in Shenzhen, China

22/8/18

Italy

Morandi Bridge disaster - private profit to blame

22/8/18

Romania

Huge anti-government demos in Romania

22/8/18

Argentina

Argentina: The struggle for women's lives has been painted green!

triangleMore International articles...


Join the Socialist Party
Subscribe to Socialist Party publications
Donate to the Socialist Party
Socialist Party Facebook page
Socialist Party on Twitter
Visit us on Youtube

LATEST POSTS

CONTACT US

Phone our national office on 020 8988 8777

Email: info@socialistparty.org.uk

Locate your nearest Socialist Party branch Text your name and postcode to 07761 818 206

Regional Socialist Party organisers:

Eastern: 0798 202 1969

East Mids: 0773 797 8057

London: 020 8988 8786

North East: 0784 114 4890

North West 07769 611 320

South East: 020 8988 8777

South West: 07759 796 478

Southern: 07833 681910

Wales: 07935 391 947

West Mids: 02476 555 620

Yorkshire: 0114 264 6551

ABOUT US

ARCHIVE

Alphabetical listing


September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

2005

2004

2003

2002

2001

2000

1999