Iranian Resistance condemns presence of clerical regime's terrorist and criminal at UNESCO

The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the participation of Abbas Abdi, a notorious terrorist and criminal, in a debate at UNESCO's headquarters in Paris today with a former US hostage in Tehran.

Abbas Abdi was one of the main perpetrators of the takeover of the US embassy in Tehran in 1979, carried out on Khomeini's orders. In May 1980, he took part in the onslaught by the mullahs' armed clubwielders on universities on the pretext of "cultural revolution." The attack resulted in the closure of the universities for several years and the purging of dissident faculty and students.

In mid-1980s, Abdi was appointed as deputy to Mohammad Moussavi Kho'iniha, the Revolutionary Prosecutor at the time, and took part in kangaroo courts, interrogation, torture and sentencing to death of political prisoners.

Welcoming those who must be tried by international tribunals for involvement in international terrorism and crimes against humanity, amounts to nothing but legitimizing suppression and terrorism.

The Iranian Resistance calls on the government of France to arrest Abbas Abdi according to international law and hand him over to relevant international authorities to face justice.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
July 31, 1998

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