Twenty years ago in the summer of 1988 thousands of Iranian political prisoners were taken from their cells and executed. The massacre of political prisoners was as its highest point in the 1980s. At the beginning of the 80s (1981-1987), the Iranian Islamic regime arrested thousands of its opposition and executed them after torturing them. A big human tragedy and loss for the Iranian people in Iranian history. On the 20th anniversary of the 1988 massacre of Iranian political prisoners, A seminar was held by the Association of Iranian political Prisoners(in Exile) over two days in Stockholm, 22-23 August 2008. For more information regarding the seminar, please see the following links. The below clips presents different parts of the seminar in Swedish and English. The poster of the 20th anniversary of 1988 masscare.
Ahmad Mossavi Former political prisoner and survivor of the mass executions of the early 80s and 1988 massacre. He has written his own memories in the book entitled “Good Night Comrades”.
Hans Linde Swedish Member of Parliament who represents the Swedish Left Party in the Foreign Committee of Parliament.
Kaveh Shahrooz Lawyer based in New York. Graduate of Harvard Law School. Editor-in-Chief of the Harvard Human Rights Journal.
Payam Akhvan Professor of International Law at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. Chairman of the Global Conference on the Prevention of Genocide. He has served as counsel and advocate in several high-profile cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights.
Maria Modig Prominent Swedish writer. Member of Swedish PEN Writers in Prison Committee, served as President of this Committee and Vice-President of Swedish PEN for several years.
Susan Bahar Editor-in chief of Darvag Magazine for children and young people. Head of Association of “Stop Child Labour”.
Mitra Lager Former political prisoner and survivor of the mass executions of the early 80s. She has written her own memories in the book entitled “God wants you to die”.