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Khamenei Defends Fatwa Ordering 1988 Massacre in Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a book in which he defends the order given by his predecessor Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini leading to the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. Khamenei’s remarks are included in a book called the ‘Leader’s Narrative’ (“Revayate Rahbari”), published in July 2019 by the Institute for Preserving …

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The Sunday Telegraph: Khomeini fatwa ‘led to killing of 30,000 in Iran’

The Sunday Telegraph By Christina Lamb, Diplomatic Correspondent 4 February 2001 CHILDREN as young as 13 were hanged from cranes, six at a time, in a barbaric two-month purge of Iran’s prisons on the direct orders of Ayatollah Khomeini, according to a new book by his former deputy. More than 30,000 political prisoners were executed …

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Khomeini’s fatwa ordering the 1988 massacre in Iran’s prisons

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini issued a fatwa (or religious decree) in July 1988 ordering the execution of members and supporters of the main opposition group PMOI (MEK) who remained loyal to the organization, including those who had already been tried and were serving their prison sentences. The following is the full translation of …

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The Swiss daily Le Temps covered the launch of ‘Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran’ in a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva on 21 September 2016.

Le Temps: Top Iranian officials including Rouhani’s Justice Minister implemented Khomeini’s fatwa

The Swiss daily Le Temps covered the launch of ‘Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran’ in a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva on 21 September 2016. Le Temps wrote that senior Iranian officials, including the current Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, implemented Khomeini’s fatwa. The JVMI seeks their prosecution, …

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JVMI welcomes Hamid Noury verdict, urges states to prosecute Ebrahim Raisi for his role in Iran’s 1988 massacre

Finally, after more than nine months and 92 sessions, Stockholm’s District Court in Sweden handed down its landmark judgement and sentenced former Iranian prison official Hamid Noury to life imprisonment for his role in the 1988 massacre. JVMI welcomes this long-awaited act of justice which should serve as a guiding precedent to the international community …

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UN Special Rapporteur, Member States call for accountability over Iran’s 1988 massacre at the Human Rights Council

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran on Thursday appealed to the international community to support accountability for the 1988 enforced disappearances and summary and arbitrary executions in Iran. Presenting his latest report (A/HRC/49/75) to the annual UN Human Rights Council session on Iran on …

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Remarks by Hiljmnijeta Apuk at online conference on Iran on sidelines of 49th Session of UN Human Rights Council – 28 February 2022

The following is the text of remarks by Ms. Hiljmnijeta Apuk at an online conference by international human rights experts and NGOs on 28 February 2022, appealing to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to launch an inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran: Hello to everyone. Thank …

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Panel of UN experts calls for accountability through an OHCHR inquiry into the 1988 massacre in Iran

Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) joined a panel of international human rights experts and NGOs on Monday, 28 February, appealing to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to launch an inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. At a virtual conference on …

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Official Launch: “Justice For Victims Of 1988 Massacre In Iran” – Geneva, September 2016

JVMI Official Launch Official Launch: “Justice For Victims Of 1988 Massacre In Iran” – Geneva, September 2016 The committee “Justice for Victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran” (JVMI) officially launched at a press conference in the Geneva headquarters of the United Nations on 21 September 2016. The JVMI is a not for profit centre for …

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1988 Massacre in Iran

Open Letter to the Member States and Observers of the UN Human Rights Council

CLICK HERE to download a PDF version of the letter and the full list of signatories CLICK HERE to see the profiles of the open letter’s 470 signatories Re: Civil Society Appeal to the UN Human Rights Council to Investigate the 1988 Massacre 25 January 2022 Excellencies, We, civil society organisations, many in consultative status …

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Hundreds of current and former UN officials and globally acclaimed jurists urge UN to immediately establish an investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre which is believed to amount to ‘crimes against humanity’ and ‘genocide’

Iran’s current President Ebrahim Raisi and Judiciary Chief Gholam-Hossein Mohseni Ejei singled out as key perpetrators of the 1988 massacre LINK to text of open letter LINK to profiles of signatories of the open letter Hundreds of international human rights and legal experts, including the former head of the International Criminal Court and more than …

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Iran’s Judiciary Imprisons Activists and Relatives of Victims of 1988 Massacre

Iran’s judiciary last week sentenced three middle-aged women, including two relatives of the victims of the 1988 massacre, to collectively 12 years imprisonment. Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court on 6 January 2012 sentenced the three women to a total of 12 years in prison on the charges of “propaganda activities against the regime” and …

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JVMI welcomes Special Rapporteur’s call for UN inquiry into Iran’s 1988 massacre

Following the call made earlier today by a United Nations Special Rapporteur for an independent inquiry into the 1988 massacre and the role played by President-elect Ebrahim Raisi, JVMI is urging the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) to launch a Commission of Inquiry into the mass killings and to hold …

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The National: Former UN officials call for inquiry into 1988 massacres

More than 40 former United Nations officials including an ex-human rights chief have called for an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of thousands of prisoners in Iranian jails, The National reported on 5 May 2021. The following is the full text of The National’s coverage of the open letter to the UN co-signed by …

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CNS News: 152 Former U.N. Officials, Experts Call for Commission to Investigate 1988 Massacre

More than 150 former United Nations officials, human rights activists, and legal experts sent an open letter to the High Commissioner for Human Rights requesting that a “Commission of Inquiry into the 1988 mass extrajudicial executions and forced disappearances” in Iran be established, CNS News reported on 5 May 2021. The following is the full …

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150 ex-UN officials, experts urge OHCHR to launch Commission of Inquiry into Iran’s 1988 massacre

Click here to read the full text of the letter Click here to see the profiles of the open letter’s 152 signatories Press Release – 5 May 2021 More than 150 former United Nations officials and renowned international human rights and legal experts wrote to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Monday, …

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Top Iranian Official Defends 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran – February 2021

Mohammad-Hossein Saffar Harandi, a member of Iran’s powerful Expediency Discernment Council, defended the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in an interview with Iranian state television on 23 February 2021. He told Channel 3’s Bedouneh Tavaqof program that the victims deserved to be killed. Saffar Harandi, a retired Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) General, is a former Islamic …

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JVMI Joins 20 NGOs at UN Human Rights Council Calling for Commission of Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Today, 25 February 2021, a joint written statement by 20 NGOs, including Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI), was circulated at the Human Rights Council, calling for a United Nations Commission of Inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Link to original source: …

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Michelle Bachelet Urged To Launch UN Commission of Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) called on the United Nations human rights chief Michelle Bachelet to launch a Commission of Inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran on the eve of the 46th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. At a virtual press …

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No Remorse. Iran’s State Media Say Victims of 1988 Massacre “Should Have Been Executed 10 Times Over”

Iran’s state media have given blanket coverage to an ominous statement announcing that the victims of the 1988 massacre “should have been executed 10 times over.” On 26 January 2021, the state-run Mashregh News website, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), carried the headline: “They should have been executed 10 times over.” The news agency …

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Hojatoleslam Mohammad Niazi, a Supreme Court Judge in Iran

Iran Supreme Court Judge Says Opponents Can Be Hanged ‘Without a Trial’

Hojatoleslam Mohammad Niazi, a Supreme Court Judge in Iran, says government opponents may be executed without a trial, based on a fatwa handed down in 1988 by the Islamic Republic’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini. Judge Niazi made the statement in an interview with the state-run Shabestan News Agency on 29 July 2020 about the execution of political …

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Remembering the victims of Iran's 1988 massacre - Paris, France

JVMI Op-Ed Published in NEWSWEEK Calling for UN Commission of Inquiry into 1988 Massacre in Iran

Newsweek on 15 January 2021 published an op-ed by the JVMI calling on the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to launch a Commission of Inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The following is the full text of the article: Source: https://www.newsweek.com/iran-massacre-1988-1561985 NEWSWEEK It’s Not Too Late To Hold Iran’s Regime …

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Europe’s Inaction Is Fueling Impunity In Iran

In an op-ed for Eurasia Review on 1 January 2021, Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) urged the European Union to request a United Nations investigation into the 1988 massacre and to impose sanctions on its perpetrators. Source: https://www.eurasiareview.com/01012021-europes-inaction-is-fueling-impunity-in-iran-oped/ Europe’s Inaction Is Fueling Impunity In Iran Eurasia Review – January …

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December 2020: UN experts echo call for international investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre

Seven United Nations experts have sent a letter to the Iranian authorities stating that the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners could amount to “crimes against humanity” and vowing to call for an international investigation into the mass murders if the authorities continue to refuse to uphold their obligations under international human rights law. …

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Joint written statement on Iran's 1988 massacre

21 NGOs appeal to UN to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre

Twenty-one NGOs have issued a joint appeal to the United Nations to launch an investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners. The statement was submitted to the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The following is the full text of the NGOs’ statement: Link to original source: https://undocs.org/A/HRC/45/NGO/139 A/HRC/45/NGO/139 Distr.: …

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Relatives of victims of Iran's 1988 massacre forcibly dispersed from Khavaran Cemetery in Tehran - 28 August 2020

Iranian authorities forcibly disperse grieving relatives of 1988 massacre victims from cemetery

Grieving mothers of the victims of Iran’s 1988 massacre gathered on 28 August 2020 at the site of a known mass grave in Tehran to commemorate and mourn their loved ones who were executed in what is known as Iran’s greatest ‘crime against humanity.’ Relatives of the victims of the 1988 massacre gathered in Khavaran …

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