Media coverage of Iran’s 1988 massacre this past week

Numerous articles have been published in the international media in the past week about the need for a United Nations investigation into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.

The articles were written by survivors of the 1988 massacre, relatives of the victims and international lawmakers.

The human rights group Amnesty International also tweeted to say that in 1988, Iran’s authorities forcibly disappeared and secretly executed thousands of political dissidents. “For more than 30 years, their families have not known when, how and why their loved ones were killed. They seek #truthandjusticenow for these crimes against humanity”, it said.

Article by Rt. Hon. David Jones MP on, 22 August 2020:
Appeals Grow Louder for Investigation Into Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran

Article by Amir Seifi in Dublin News, 22 August 2020:
Iranian state-sponsored mass executions, 32 years on

Article by Kobra Jokar (a survivor of the 1988 massacre) in Daily Times, 23 August 2020:
1988 crime against humanity in Iran: The regime should be held accountable

Article by Lord Alton of Liverpool in International Policy Digest, 24 August 2020:
UK Efforts to Defend Human Rights Must Not End with China, but Must Include Iran

Article by Hamid Enayat in REACTION, 24 August 2020:
The shadow of Khomeini: Iranians remember the 1988 massacres

Article by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass in CD Media, 26 August 2020:
Iran’s Human Rights Record – UK’s Casual Reaction!

New tweet by Amnesty International calling for truth and justice over the 1988 massacre, 25 August 2020: