Ms. Maryam Rajavi: European governments and the United States must recognize the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran as genocide and a crime against humanity.
PARIS, FRANCE, September 29, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ – On September 23, 2021, the Swiss Federal Court ruled that a new investigation into the assassination near Geneva in 1990 of Dr Kazem Rajavi, the representative of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in Switzerland, should be undertaken within the framework of genocide and crimes against humanity. Dr Rajavi was assassinated following the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran in 1988.
The Federal Criminal Court ruled that, under Swiss and international law, the crime committed against Dr. Rajavi was not subject to statute of limitations.
Dr Rajavi was assassinated by a 13-member squad sent from Tehran on the direct order of then Intelligence Minister Ali Fallahian, against whom a Swiss court issued an international arrest warrant in 2006. The 13 terrorists have is the subject of an international arrest. arrest warrant in 1997, and an international arrest warrant was issued for Fallahian in 1996.
Ms. Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), called the decision of the Swiss Federal Court a historic turning point, saying that genocide and crimes against humanity should never and nowhere be ignored on the basis of the limitation period. This is an important development and a legal precedent for contemporary law for all countries on five continents.
Mrs. Rajavi also called the court’s decision a necessary step in combating the unbridled terrorism of the mullahs’ regime, adding that the assassination of Dr. Rajavi was the continued execution and slaughter of the faithful. Mujahideen-e Khalq (MEK / PMOI), based on Khomeini’s fatwa. The same heroes and heroines that Kazem Rajavi defended on the international stage until his last day.
Ms. Rajavi underlined: The plot of religious fascism in power in Iran to bomb a large resistance rally in Paris in June 2018, intended to claim large numbers of victims, as well as the killing of at least 1,500 protesters during the uprising in November 2019, made it clear that terrorism and repression are inherent and indispensable to the religious tyranny in power.
Khamenei, Ebrahim Raisi and other regime leaders must be brought to justice at the International Court for four decades of crimes against humanity and genocide. European governments and the United States must recognize the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran as genocide and a crime against humanity.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), September 28, 2021
Extracts from the judgment of the Federal Criminal Court (TPF):
The TPF recalls that the Swiss Public Prosecutor’s Office refused to accept that the assassination of Kazem RAJAVI could be considered a genocide and a crime against humanity because these international crimes were only recognized in Swiss law. 1983 and 2011, respectively.
For the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Confederation, an assassination committed in 1990 could not have retroactive effect and be judged in Switzerland as genocide and a crime against humanity.
On the contrary, the TPF considers that Swiss law “establishes a limited retroactivity of the rules on the printability of the offenses which, on the day of the adoption of this rule, are not time-barred”.
The TPF recalls that the complainant asserts that the execution of Dr Rajavi “was part of the context and continuity of the massacre of nearly 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 and the systematic extrajudicial executions of political opponents in the years that followed. .
This policy was desired by the highest leaders of the Iranian regime and implemented, in particular, the fatwa pronounced by Supreme Leader Khomeini. “
“It emerges from the evidence established during the investigation that the execution of K. Rajavi, an activist of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, then under cover of political asylum in Switzerland since 1981, had already been decided and ordered. in 1982 or 1983 by Fallahian, Minister of Intelligence and Security Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran and responsible for directing the execution actions of opponents of the regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
To plan the crime in question, Iranian commandos went to Switzerland three times between October 1989 and April 1990. During the last trip, the commandos made up of 13 people with Iranian service passports bearing the mention “charge de mission” monitored the victim for several days before taking action on April 24, 1990.
The investigation also “revealed that the elimination of Iranian opponents was underway in several European countries. Assassinations were carried out between 1987 and 1993 in Hamburg, Vienna, Geneva, London, Dubai and Paris.
Fallahian was placed under international arrest warrant by German criminal courts in 1996 for playing a fundamental role in assassinations of opponents and by Argentine authorities in 2003 for organizing and coordinating a bomb attack at the headquarters of the ‘Mixed Israeli-Argentine Association in Buenos Aires. An international arrest warrant was also issued in 2006 against him in the context of the present case “.
“The investigated facts are likely to raise crimes of genocide and / or crimes against humanity, which the General Prosecutor of the Confederation does not seem to dispute.
“The murder in question in this case may have been committed with genocidal intent or in connection with the commission of crimes against humanity. Since these acts are not prescribed on January 1, 1983 or January 1, 2011, respectively, they can be continued without time limit ”.
The TPF therefore refers the case to the Federal Public Prosecutor’s Office to open an investigation and award costs of CHF 2,000 – in favor of the complainant.
The murder of Kazem Rajavi will be the subject of an investigation in a context of “genocide”, judges a Swiss court