Human Lives Human Rights: Recently, a member of the UK Parliament – Matthew Offord, while attending the annual Free Iran Summit, claimed that the Islamic Republic of Iran massacred members of the Mujahedeen in the summer of 1988.
Matthew Offord says:
In England, me, Steve and our other colleagues are putting pressure on the British government regarding the JCPOA agreement. But in addition to that, we are also putting pressure on the government to recognize the massacre of 1988 and I have brought here a copy of the statement signed by some members of the British Parliament and I would like Mrs. Rajavi to come here and accept it from me.
Our statement declares that the Parliament of England recognizes and supports justice for the victims of the 1989 massacre and recognizes that 30,000 political prisoners were massacred based on the fatwa of Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of the Iranian regime, and basically targeted the People’s Mujahedin Organization. This statement also reminds that Amnesty International has identified Ebrahim Raisi as a member of the death squad and executions of 1988. We will not forget. We will not forget what happened in the past. We will not forget what happened in the recent past.
However, the point to be noted here is that a person like Matthew Offord claims to support the human rights of Mujahedeen members against the Islamic Republic of Iran, while the British government is one of the biggest violators of human rights in the world.
BBC reported about the revealed documents that show the commission of war crimes and genocide by the special military forces of the British army during the time of occupation in Afghanistan and the killing of civilians and a group of unarmed and detained people.
A military unit of the British Army killed 54 people in a six-month period, and the former commander of the British Army’s special forces has refused to provide evidence related to the murders.
Despite the disclosure of the documents, the British Ministry of Defense claims that the forces of this country “served with courage and professionalism in Afghanistan” and that the operations of these forces were of the “highest standards”!
These documents were related to dozens of “arrest or kill” operations of a British special forces’ unit known as SIS in Helmand province in 2010-2011.
The people who served in this unit said that they witnessed the killing of civilians and unarmed people by British forces in night operations.
Various people who served in the British Special Air Service say that members of the SIS unit competed with each other over “who could kill more”, and that the unit was also trying to beat the previous unit’s record number of kills.
The details of these documents are very shocking and horrifying because they show how British forces targeted and killed defenseless Afghan civilians with similar staging’s.
According to these documents, the special forces of the British army deliberately shot Afghan civilians and after each incident, by leaving weapons at the scene of the incident, they created the impression that the killed person tried to kill the British forces using weapons.
Another point that aggravates these deliberate and terrible crimes is the denial and concealment of these documents by the commander of the special forces of the British army and other high-ranking commanders of this military organization.
This is while, according to the BBC report, the military commanders of the British army in Helmand were aware of these killings at the highest level, and the term “massacre” was used in the emails exchanged between them.
Despite all this, even the British Ministry of Defense has supported the British criminal commanders and soldiers and has openly denied the war crimes committed by these forces against Afghan civilians in Helmand.
In a report on this issue, the news agency of the Republic of Afghan wrote: The dimensions and scope of these shocking crimes are not only limited to the soldiers who are members of a special unit of the British army or their commanders, but also include the high level officials of the British military, because by covering, hiding and denying or justifying these crimes, they have openly violated human rights and justice based on western standards.