Iranian Canadians urge government to pursue war crimes investigation for 1988 massacre in Iran

A group of Iranian Canadians urging for Canada’s government to pursue war crimes investigations as part of its annual UN resolution.

Canadian Friends for a Democratic Iran, made their case for the investigation of the 1988 massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran today at a press conference at Parliament Hill.

Canada has been the first country to recognize the massacre as a crime against humanity. Since 2003, it has been the leading critical voice towards Iran at the U.N., annually sponsoring resolutions to condemn the country’s human rights record.

“A UN inquiry is long overdue”, the group said in a statement.

“We urge Canada to play a leading role to demand a UN commission of inquiry on this crime against humanity and put an end to impunity by the Iranian regime’s officials.”

The group made its case using new evidence acquired after the family of Hussein-Ali Montazeri published an …
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