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Amnesty warns against desecration of mass grave in Iran that would destroy crucial forensic evidence of 1988 massacre

On 1 June 2017, Amnesty International published a news item on its website warning that the Iranian authorities may be attempting to desecrate a mass grave site in Ahvaz, southern Iran, that would destroy vital forensic evidence and scupper opportunities for justice for the mass killings of political prisoners that took place across the country …

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Ms. Helene Fathpour UN Human Rights Council in Geneva March 2017

NGO urges Asma Jahangir to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre

In an address to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 13 March 2017, Ms. Hélène Fathpour, speaking for the NGO “Women’s Human Rights International Association”, urges the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Ms. Asma Jahangir, to investigate the mass execution of more than 30,000 political prisoners in …

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Ms. Milishia Javdan from the NGO “Women’s Human Rights International Association” addresses the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th session in Geneva on 7 March 2017 about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.

NGO urges UN special rapporteurs to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre

Ms. Milishia Javdan from the NGO “Women’s Human Rights International Association” addresses the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th session in Geneva on 7 March 2017 about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. She urges the Special Rapporteurs on the promotion of truth and on freedom of religion or belief to investigate the mass …

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Human rights groups submit written statement to HRC on Iran’s 1988 massacre

Six human rights organisations with consultative status to the United Nations human rights body have submitted a joint written statement to the 34th session of the Human Rights Council about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran and the need for the international community to hold the perpetrators to account.

Professor Sir Nigel Rodley KBE

JVMI deeply saddened to lose Professor Sir Nigel Rodley

Professor Sir Nigel Rodley KBE, a former United Nations Special Rapporteur on Torture from the United Kingdom, passed away on 25 January 2017 at the age of 75, following a short illness. He was a member of the advisory board of ‘Justice for Victims of 1988 Massacre in Iran’ (JVMI).

Former ICC Judge: We have historical duty to punish perpetrators of #Iran’s #1988massacre

Fatoumata Dembélé Diarra, a former judge of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) and the International Criminal Court (ICC), has pointed out Iran’s Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi as one of the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. Diarra told a conference in Paris that the international community ought …

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Letter of Sediqeh Moradi from Evin Prison

Iranian political prisoner Sediqeh Moradi has smuggled out a letter from behind bars in Tehran urging international human rights defenders to seek justice over the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. Ms. Moradi, 56, is currently serving a 10-year prison term in the notorious Evin Prison.

Maryam Akbari Monfared

Amnesty International URGENT ACTION over treatment of Iran political prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared

Amnesty International, 3 November 2016: Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is being denied access to medical treatment. She is facing reprisals after filing a formal complaint that seeks an official investigation into the mass killings of political prisoners, including her siblings, in the summer of …

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Political prisoner files complaint with Tehran’s Prosecutor over 1988 massacre

Maryam Akbari Monfared, a political prisoner held in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, has written a letter of complaint to the Prosecutor General of Tehran over the arbitrary execution of her brother and sister during the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. In a bold act from prison, Ms. Akbari Monfared on 15 October 2016 …

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Political prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared: Four executed, two imprisoned and all the suffering of my family

The following is a letter by Maryam Akbari-Monfared on 16 October 2016: Autocratic and totalitarian regimes cannot tolerate any growing entity that inspires people to join it. Under such regimes physical and psychological tortures are among the main tools of suppression, and monitors who are aware don’t expect the accused to be able to defend …

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Hossein-Ali Montazeri's letter to Ayatollah Khomeini about the execution of 13-year-old girls in Iran, 27 September 1981

Secret letter by Khomeini’s deputy acknowledges execution of 13-year-old girls in Iran

On 27 September 2016, a state-run website published the text and scan of a letter written exactly 35 years to the day by Iran’s former deputy supreme leader to the Ayatollah Khomeini, pointing out the Iranian judiciary was executing girls as young as 13 simply for supporting the Iranian Resistance and despite the fact that …

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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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The UN Human Rights Council published on 13 September 2016 a statement by five international NGOs on the 1988 massacre in Iran. The joint written statement, titled "The massacre of political prisoners in Iran in 1988 constitutes a crime against humanity", was submitted by the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty, non-governmental organization in general consultative status, the Women's Human Rights International Association, France Libertes : Fondation Danielle Mitterrand, non-governmental organizations in special consultative status, International Educational Development, Inc., Mouvement contre le racisme et pour l'amitié entre les peuples, non-governmental organizations on the roster.

5 international NGOs urge UN to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre

The UN Human Rights Council published on 13 September 2016 a statement by five international NGOs on the 1988 massacre in Iran. The joint written statement, titled “The massacre of political prisoners in Iran in 1988 constitutes a crime against humanity”, was submitted by the Nonviolent Radical Party, Transnational and Transparty, non-governmental organization in general …

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NGO addressing the UN Human Rights Council on the 1988 massacre in Iran

Milishia Javdan addressing the 33rd Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on behalf of the Women’s Human Rights International Association (WHRIA) about the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. 16 September 2016

France Libertés seeks justice for victims of #1988Massacre in #Iran

France Libertés – Fondation Danielle Mitterrand – addresses the 33rd Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva, seeking justice for the 30,000 victims of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. 16 September 2016

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POLITICO: France’s Kouchner urges probe of 1988 Iran prison massacre

Former French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner has called for an international probe into a 1988 killing of thousands of political prisoners in Iran. Kouchner told POLITICO Iran’s killing of political prisoners at the end of the Iran-Iraq war was likely a crime against humanity that needed to be investigated and prosecuted by the International Criminal …

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Members of Iran’s ‘Death Commissions’ exposed

The Iranian resistance has released the names of senior members of the country’s current regime that it says were involved in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners, the International Business Times reported. The People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) has investigated and documented the names of 59 people currently holding high office in Iranian …

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A mourner holds a poster of Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri at the cleric's funeral in 2009. (Associated Press).

An opponent of political violence was once set to lead Iran. One last quarrel changed it all.

The Washington Post has reported on the newly-released audiotape of Iran’s former deputy supreme leader who acknowledged that the massacre of political prisoners was ongoing in Iran. The following is the full text of the Washington Post’s report: The Washington Post An opponent of political violence was once set to lead Iran. One last quarrel …

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