Monday 26 January 2009

Iranian regime tries to cover up its crimes

Imagine, if the Israelis decided to mass execute the Palestinian prisoners they hold, 5000 to 10000 prisoners over two months, then dumped their bodies in meat trucks and buried them somewhere unknown. What would be the international outcry?

That's more or less what the Islamic Republic of Iran did in 1988, according to Azarmehr, killing thousands of its political opponents in a wave of mass executions. Now the Iranian authorities want to demolish the mass burial site at Khavaran, apparently to stop relatives of the dead from commemorating their loved ones and to prevent the regime's crimes from being investigated.

There's more on the campaign to preserve the site here and here, and background information on the mass killings here.

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