Iran Focus: Paris, Jan. 06 – An Iranian human rights exhibition was opened for the second time in Paris yesterday depicting human rights violations in Iran since the 1979 revolution.
The event was sponsored by some 34 European human rights organisations and will be open to the general public until next week. Iran Focus

Paris, Jan. 06 – An Iranian human rights exhibition was opened for the second time in Paris yesterday depicting human rights violations in Iran since the 1979 revolution.

The event was sponsored by some 34 European human rights organisations and will be open to the general public until next week.

One stand had pictures of political prisoners, from the main Iranian opposition group, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran, 30,000 of whom were massacred by the Iranian regime in 1988 after Iran’s Supreme Leader at the time, Ayatollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa to murder all political prisoners in Iranian jails at the time.

The Iranian regime’s human rights track record is among the worst in the world. It is believed that since 1979, the regime has executed at least 120,000 political prisoners for their opposition to the regime. The clerical state has been condemned by United Nations in 51 different resolutions for its flagrant violations of human rights.

Many of the Iranians present at the Paris event brought along photos of their relatives many of whom had been executed and many others who had been victims of torture such as flogging, limb amputation, and eye gouging.

A tall monument displaying photos of thousands of those executed by the regime hung from the ceiling. Also on display were stalls featuring items belonging to resistance members and supporters who had been executed.

“Terror Victims”, “Violations of the Right to Life” and “Mass Executions” were the titles of three of the most moving stalls.

Many Parisians attended the event entitled, “a glance at the Iranian regime’s human rights violations against its legitimate opposition movement”. Many more people are expected to visit the exhibition in the coming days.

The event, originally held for three days in Paris, starting from December 10, 2004 to mark International Human Rights Day, had a variety of different human rights displays, including one “dedicated to showing many of the 174 forms of torture used in Iran”.

The President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, visited the exhibition when it first opened in December.