Ingrid Betancourt, has called for the establishment of an international commission of inquiry into the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988.
Ingrid Betancourt, former presidential candidate for Columbia, made the remarks in a panel at the United Nations in Geneva on the human rights situation in Iran and the 1988 massacre of political prisoners.
The conference, held at the UN’s Geneva headquarters on 21 September 2016, was organised by France Libertés: Fondation Danielle Mitterrand; the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty; the Women’s Human Rights International Association; and the Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l’amitié entre les peuples (MRAP), non-governmental organizations with consultative statuses at the UN.
Panellists, including members of “Justice for Victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI)”, explained about the atrocities carried out during the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. They called for an international commission of inquiry into the massacre of some 30,000 political prisoners in the summer of 1988 leading to the prosecution of officials of the regime over their role in this crime against humanity.