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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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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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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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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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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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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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Open Letter to UN seeking Commission of Inquiry into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Click here to see the profiles of the open letter’s 152 signatories. Open Letter Letter To UN Seeking Commission Of Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Extrajudicial Executions Of Thousands Of Political Prisoners May 3, 2021 On 3 September 2020, seven United Nations Special Rapporteurs wrote to the Iranian authorities stating that the 1988 extrajudicial executions and …

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Photo of new graves over mass grave in Khavaran, Iran

JVMI urges UN intervention to preserve evidence of 1988 massacre at khavaran mass grave in iran

JVMI has received new credible information that the authorities in Iran are building over the Khavaran mass grave, south of Tehran, where thousands of victims of the 1988 extrajudicial executions are believed to be buried. Last week, the Bahá’í International Community announced that the Iranian authorities had banned the Baha’is of Tehran from burying their …

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JVMI Leads Successful Advocacy at Human Rights Council for UN Probe into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) led a successful advocacy project at the 46th regular session of the United Nations Human Rights Council throughout February-March 2021. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, which has limited JVMI’s ability to conduct face-to-face meetings as in previous years, we were able to promote the call …

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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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Townhall Publishes JVMI Op-Ed on Trial in Sweden of Perpetrator of Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Townhall on 19 January 2021 published an op-ed by Tahar Boumedra of JVMI pointing out that the trial in Sweden of a perpetrator of Iran’s 1988 massacre is a historical reminder to criminals and mass murderers that their time in court will come. The following is the full text of the article: Source: https://townhall.com/columnists/taharboumedra/2021/01/19/pleading-for-justice-to-the-victims-of-1988-mass-executions-of-political-prisoners-in-iran-n2583360 Townhall …

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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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Call for a UN Commission of Inquiry Into Iran’s 1988 Massacre

Mass murderers are currently running Iran’s government and Judiciary. Judiciary Chief Ebrahim Raisi (who in June 2021 was declared the next President of Iran) was previously identified by JVMI as a key member of the 1988 Death Commissions that extra-judicially sent tens of thousands of political prisoners to their death. In September 2020, seven United …

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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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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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Tahar Boumedra

Tahar Boumedra tells global summit it’s time for UN to probe the 1988 massacre

Tahar Boumedra of Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) told an online global summit about the 1988 massacre that it is high time for the United Nations to launch an independent investigation into this unpunished crime against humanity. Boumedra, a former head of the UN human rights office in Iraq, …

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Opinion: The UN Failed to Address Iran’s Crimes Against Humanity, It’s Time For Western Democracies to Step In

JVMI official Tahar Boumedra has penned a piece for TownHall.com about the need to bring the perpetrators of Iran’s 1988 massacre to justice. The opinion piece was published on 3 August 2020. The following is the full text of the piece: https://townhall.com/columnists/taharboumedra/2020/08/03/the-un-failed-to-address-irans-crimes-against-humanity-its-time-for-western-democracies-to-step-in-n2573608 The UN Failed to Address Iran’s Crimes Against Humanity, It’s Time For Western …

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NGOs urge UN to end impunity over Iran’s 1988 massacre

A group of seven NGOs have called on the United Nations Human Rights Council to end the impunity enjoyed by Iranian officials over the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. In a joint written statement to the Human Rights Council’s 40th session, the NGOs urged High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet to support the …

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Nine NGOs urge UN to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners

A group of nine non-governmental organisations submitted a joint written statement to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 39th session, urging the global human rights body to launch an investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre of some 30,000 political prisoners. Joint written statement “A/HRC/39/NGO/145” was circulated to UN Member States on 5 September 2018. The following …

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