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68 Belgian and international human rights and legal experts urge Belgium not to free Iran’s convicted diplomat Assadollah Assadi

Press Release Dozens of Belgian and international human rights and legal experts sent an open letter to Prime Minister Alexander De Croo today urging the government of Belgium not to free convicted Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for attempting to bomb an international summit. The open letter has been …

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WGEID supports international investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre

The United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID) has repeated its support for an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran in its latest report to the UN Human Rights Council. WGEID’s report to the 51st session of the Human Rights Council, A/HRC/51/31, dated 12 August 2022, states: …

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UN Special Rapporteur’s report to UNGA 77 seeks accountability for Iran’s 1988 massacre

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Javaid Rehman, has released his report to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, in which he once again calls for international accountability regarding the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The report, A/77/181, dated 18 …

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UN High Commissioner welcomes “historic conviction” of perpetrator of Iran’s 1988 massacre

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has welcomed the “historic conviction” of former Iranian prison guard Hamid Noury in Sweden for his role in the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners in Iran. She urged states to use “universal jurisdiction” to bridge the “accountability gap” for serious crimes and ensure truth …

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Hamid Noury

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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JVMI Warns of New Measures to Destroy Evidence of Iran’s 1988 Massacre at Khavaran Mass Grave

Families of the victims of the 1988 massacre in Iran have informed JVMI of new measures by the Iranian authorities at the site of a mass grave in Khavaran cemetery, south of Tehran, aimed at destroying evidence of the massacre. As part of the attempt to destroy the mass grave, the authorities have erected a …

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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 Prof. Annalisa Ciampi 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 Prof. Annalisa Ciampi 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: Thank you very much, …

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Remarks by Prof. Stefan Trechsel 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 Prof. Stefan Trechsel 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: Dear friends, I am …

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Remarks by Claude Nicati 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 Mr. Claude Nicati 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: Ladies and gentlemen. I …

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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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JVMI Takes Part in Joint Written Statement to UN Human Rights Council Seeking Inquiry Into the 1988 Massacre

Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) was among 22 NGOs that submitted a joint written statement to the 49th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council, urging UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to establish an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners. …

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UN Special Rapporteur on Iran urges international community to support accountability over Iran’s 1988 massacre

In his latest report to the United Nations Human Rights Council, dated 13 January 2022, Dr. Javaid Rehman, the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, urged the international community to call for accountability over the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The report A/HRC/49/75, titled …

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Reuters: UN urged to open query into Iran’s 1988 killings and Raisi role

Reuters news agency carried a report about an open letter sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Member States of the UN Human Rights Council seeking an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The open letter, organised by JVMI, has been …

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Le Figaro : L’ONU appelée à enquêter sur un massacre en Iran en 1988

French daily Le Figaro published a report about an open letter sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Member States of the UN Human Rights Council seeking an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The open letter, organised by JVMI, has …

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EFE: Piden a la ONU investigar la masacre de opositores iraníes en 1988

The Spanish news agency EFE carried a report about an open letter sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Member States of the UN Human Rights Council seeking an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The open letter, organised by JVMI, …

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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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Arab News: Rights Experts, Jurists, Politicians Urge UN to Probe 1988 Iran Massacre

Arab News daily published a report about an open letter sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Member States of the UN Human Rights Council seeking an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The open letter, organised by JVMI, has been …

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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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Amnesty International appeals for release of Maryam Akbari Monfared, relative of victims 1988 massacre

Amnesty International in an Urgent Action appeal on 27 August 2021 called for the immediate release of Maryam Akbari Monfared, an Iranian prisoner of conscience, held in custody for more than 12 years for her open letters condemning the Iranian authorities’ human rights violations and seeking truth and justice for her siblings who were forcibly …

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Amnesty International: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

Amnesty International in a statement on 19 June 2021 announced that ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who was declared Iran’s next president, should be investigated for alleged crimes against humanity during the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, …

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July 2021: In report to UN General Assembly, Special Rapporteur on Iran decries destruction of evidence of 1988 massacre

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Professor Javaid Rehman, raised concern regarding the destruction of evidence of extrajudicial executions of political dissidents in 1988 in his report of 16 July 2021 to the General Assembly on the Situation of human rights in the Islamic …

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UNSG report to 47th session of Human Rights Council highlights ongoing violations related to Iran’s 1988 massacre

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has highlighted ongoing human rights abuses related to the 1988 massacre in his report of 14 May 2021 on the Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to the 47th session of the Human Rights Council. Paragraph 34 of the report (A/HRC/47/22) mentions the case of …

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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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