On August 3, the Mairie of 1 st in Paris received a conference commemorating the 30 th anniversary of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in the summer of 1988. After 30 years of international silence and taboo in Iran who offered the impunity to the mullahs, a movement for justice has risen in this country.
Initiated by Iranian opposition leader Maryam Rajavi two years ago, this movement has accelerated with the webcast of a tape of Khomeini’s successor, Ayatollah Montazeri, recorded in the midst of carnage, and who denounces this. massacre . It is therefore an official recognition of a crime against humanity. It caused an earthquake in Iran, shaking the regime, and encouraging the families of the victims to seek justice.
Remembering is our strength
At the moving conference of August 3, Guy Schmitt, Mayor of Soultz-les-Bains, came from Alsace to pay tribute to these young slaughtered resistance fighters. He made a beautiful intervention:
“Victor Hugo said: The memory is our strength and when the night tries to come back, it is necessary to turn on the big dates as we light torches.
May this light be the memory of those 30,000 people who shed blood for a free Iran, for a democratic Iran. May this light and the heat produced also burn in hell. Let the death committees, the perpetrators and the guilty be judged, because it is a real crime against humanity and a crime that leaves deep traces.
May this light also be the beacon for these young people, for the mujahideen of the people who are fighting in Iran today, and also for this revolution to one day result in a free and democratic Iran.
Now, let us conclude with a thought for families, fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters of those who have lost a child. Even if the cause is noble, the loss of a loved one is just as painful. ”
The exhibition surrounding this conference continues until August 11 at the Mayor of Paris 1 st .
Guy Schmitt with Jean-François Legaret, Mayor of Paris 1st, Sylvie Fassier, Sarvnaz Chitsaz, Pre-Assistant to the CNRI Women’s Commission and Dr Saleh Rajavi, CNRI Representative in France