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Asma Jahangir highlights clampdown on dissidents calling for justice over #Iran’s #1988massacre

March 2017: Asma Jahangir highlights clampdown on dissidents calling for justice over Iran’s 1988 massacre

Asma Jahangir, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, has in her latest report to the Human Rights Council included references to Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners and human rights abuses towards campaigners demanding justice over the massacre.

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HRW researcher: Iran’s moderates must stand on right side of history by backing #1988massacre probe

Human Rights Watch’s Iran Researcher, Tara Sepehri Far, has published an op-ed calling on Iran’s ‘moderates’ to stand on the ‘right side of history’ by supporting a probe to determine the complete truth about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. Ms. Sepehri Far’s op-ed was first published by The New Arab on 9

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Ali Moezi, Political prisoner in Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) Prison, Karaj, Iran

Rouhani’s so-called “Citizens’ Rights” declaration ridiculed by Iran political prisoner

Iranian political prisoner Ali Moezi in an open letter fiercely ridiculed a recent so-called ‘citizens’ rights’ declaration by the Iranian regime’s president Hassan Rouhani. The letter, made public on Saturday, 24 December, reads: The regime’s president Rouhani has declared on a peace paper the “citizens’ rights” within the framework of the absolute rule of clerical

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Iran: 28 years after the massacre of political opponents, remains unpunished, the regime continues with the mass executions.

An appeal to the UN and international organizations – Dr. Ranjana Kumari, Centre for Social Research – India  – I write this letter to express my solidarity with Iranian human rights defenders to demand justice for victims of events in 1988 where over 30,000 political prisoners were massacred in Iran. This genocide has been described

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Mass grave discovered in Tabriz requires UN probe into Iran's 1988 massacre

Mass grave discovered in Tabriz requires UN probe into Iran’s 1988 massacre

The United Nations must respond with a commission of inquiry following the discovery of a mass grave in the north-western Iranian city of Tabriz suspected of holding bodies of a large number of political prisoners who perished in the 1988 massacre by the regime. On 10 December 2016 reports and video evidence surfaced of a

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Appeal by political prisoner on imminent execution of cellmate in Iran

  To: UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein Ms. Asma Jahangir, Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation Greetings, According to reliable information, authorities of Zabol prison have received instructions on Monday, 5 December 2016, to carry out the death sentence for Vali Yousef Zehi, a young man aged 23.

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Ahmad Montazeri sentenced to 6 years in jail for publishing audio tape about #Iran’s #1988massacre

The Special Clerical Court in the city of Qom, central Iran, has sentenced Ahmad Montazeri, son of the late Grand Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, to 21 years imprisonment and to be stripped of any clerical authority. The ruling, which was notified to Ahmad Montazeri on 27 November 2016, was in reaction to his decision in August

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verdict against Ahmad Montazeri over publication of #1988massacre audio tape

Translation of verdict against Ahmad Montazeri over publication of #1988massacre audio tape

Shabtab News (Ayatollah Montazeri’s Telegram Channel) – Monday November 28, 2016 “The full text of the Special Clerical Court’s verdict for Hojatoleslam Ahmad Montazeri” Regarding the charges laid against Mr. Ahmad Montazeri, son of Hossein-Ali, established to (including):  

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Letter reveals names of inmates deliberately killed in Iran’s Rajai-Shahr Prison

Behnam Ibrahimzadeh, an Iranian political prisoner in Gohardasht (Rajai-Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran, has recently written a letter to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, Asma Jahangir; the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein; and European Union foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, describing

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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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Matthew Offord, MP for Hendon, joins cross-party conference at House of Commons calling for investigations into human rights abuses and executions in Iran

Times Series: Cross-party conference at House of Commons calls for investigation into #Iran’s #1988massacre

British Parliamentarians are urging the United Kingdom government to move the focus of its Iran policy onto the human rights situation in that country and seek an international investigation into the events of the summer of 1988, when the Islamic Republic’s founder Ayatollah Khomeini ordered the massacre of some 30,000 political prisoners in the space

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#Iran’s #1988Massacre: ‘Crime against humanity the world cannot allow to go unpunished’

Scotland’s Herald carried an op-ed on 15 November by former European lawmaker Struan Stevenson urging the United Nations to launch a full and independent investigation into the #1988Massacre in #Iran, describing it as an “appalling crime”. The following is the text of Mr. Stevenson’s op-ed in The Herald:

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Sara Jafari-Hatam, the daughter of Maryam Akbari-Monfared. 11 years old,

Text of letter by Sara Jafari-Hatam to Asma Jahangir, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran:

Greetings dear Ms. Asma Jahangir, My name is Sara Jafari-Hatam, the daughter of Maryam Akbari-Monfared. I am 11 years old, and when I was three they separated my mother from me. It’s now eight years that my mother is not with us. I remember back on my first day in school when I was seven

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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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Statement by political prisoners in Gohardasht Prison on treatment of Maryam Akbari Monfared

A group of political prisoners from Gohardasht Prison in the Iranian city of Karaj have issued a statement on the regime’s mistreatment of fellow political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared over her call for an investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre. The following is the full text of their statement:

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English translation of text of Maryam Akbari-Monfared’s follow up complaint sent to the Iranian Judiciary - 30 October 2016

English translation of text of Maryam Akbari-Monfared’s follow up complaint sent to the Iranian Judiciary – 30 October 2016

Follow up complaint by Maryam Akbari-Monfared Considering that I, Maryam Akbari-Monfared, a political prisoner incarcerated in Evin Prison, filed an official complaint on Saturday, 15 October 2016, with Tehran’s Public Prosecutor’s office seeking investigations into the execution of my sister and brother in 1988 and disclosure of the details, including identification of those responsible for

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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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