Iranian Opposition Leader Accused Of Assisting In Mass Genocide
June 8, 2010
The accusations, leveled by human rights attorney Geoffrey Robertson QC, claim that Mousavi acted as Prime Minister during a fatwa issued by Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in the late 80′s.
During that fatwa, 10,000 people were murdered in what is being called the worst single human-rights violation since WWII.
According to the report, the prisoners were told to recant their political and religious beliefs, and when they refused, they “were hung from cranes, four at a time, or in groups of six from ropes hanging from the stage of the prison assembly hall.
“Their bodies were doused with disinfectant, packed in refrigerated trucks, and buried by night in mass graves.”
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani are also accused in the report.
Robertson is calling for an investigation and trial by the UN Security Council.
Mousavi admitted to the executions in 1988, but maintained that they were appropriate and handled according to the law.
“We had to crush the conspiracy. In that respect we have no mercy,” he said in an interview on Austrian television.