In 1988, Iran’s regime massacred an estimated 30,000 political prisoners. The executions took place based on a fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini. The victims were buried in secret mass graves.
An investigation by JVMI in 2016-2017 has traced the existence of 59 mass graves across Iran. The findings are based on eye-witness reports, information provided by family members of victims and documentary and photographic evidence from the sites.
The JVMI published its findings in a report in October 2017 (‘The 1988 Massacre in Iran: Evidence of a Crime Against Humanity’).
Use the JVMI’s interactive map to find further details and photographs of the mass graves that have been discovered to date.