Iran: At his first press conference, Raisi, henchman of 1988 massacre, reveals his fear of prosecution for crimes against humanity
Maryam Rajavi: By expressing pride for his past crimes against humanity, Raisi intends to continue them in the future. Raisi and Khamenei cannot escape from being overthrown. They must be brought to justice. This is the verdict of history and the Iranian people’s demand.
In his first post-election press conference, Ebrahim Raisi, henchman of the 1988 massacre and murderer of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK/PMOI), revealed his fears about international inquiries and prosecution and trial for crimes against humanity with respect to the massacre of political prisoners. He brazenly claimed, “As a lawyer, I have always been a defender of the rights of the people. Human rights have been the pivotal point that I have always pursued in all my responsibilities … All the actions I have taken have always been in defense of human rights.”
Ironically, he added, he “should be commended” for defending the rights of the people. In an utter shameless statement, he claimed, “In the role of a prosecutor, wherever I may be, I am proud to defend the rights, security, and welfare of the people.”
Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), reiterated: By expressing pride for his past crimes against humanity, it is evident that Raisi intends to continue them in the future. But his attempts to escape from the groundswell of the blood of the martyrs of the 1988 massacre are in vain. This is just the beginning. The people of Iran will not forget. Raisi and Khamenei cannot escape the regime’s downfall. They must be brought to justice. This is the verdict of history and the Iranian people’s demand, and it is an outcome that will undoubtedly be realized.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)
June 21, 2021