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New report by UN Special Rapporteur draws attention to Iran’s 1988 massacre

New report by UN Special Rapporteur draws attention to Iran’s 1988 massacre

The Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran has in her latest report made numerous references to the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran, pointing out that the families of the victims […]
Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi appointed as Advisor to Iran’s Judiciary Chief

Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi appointed as Advisor to Iran’s Judiciary Chief

Once again, the Iranian authorities are indicating that they plan to continue the impunity for officials involved in the extra-judicial mass execution of political prisoners. Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, a notorious member of the 1988 ‘Death Commission’ in Tehran, which sent thousands […]
The 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran: Time for the Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

The 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran: Time for the Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

The 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran: Time for the Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami: Executioners in Iran’s 1988 massacre deserve medals

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami: Executioners in Iran’s 1988 massacre deserve medals

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, a board member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts and Tehran’s acting Friday prayer leader, in a sermon on 21 July 2017 cried out against calls for justice over the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. Khatami […]
Ali Fallahian, former Intelligence Minister of Iran, says Khomeini ordered the execution of all PMOI affiliates during 1988 massacre

Ali Fallahian, former Intelligence Minister of Iran, says Khomeini ordered the execution of all PMOI affiliates during 1988 massacre

In an interview with the state-affiliated Tarikh Online website, Ali Fallahian, Iran’s former Minister of Intelligence, has acknowledged that a fatwa by Ayatollah Khomeini in the summer of 1988 called for the eradication of all affiliates of the main Iranian […]

Video: Iran government destroys evidence of mass grave in Ahvaz

Iran’s government is attempting to destroy a mass grave in Ahvaz (southern Iran) which contains remains of individuals who were executed during the 1988 massacre of political prisoners of Iran. A video clip has been sent from Iran showing the […]
Brave student in Tabriz Uni denounces Iran’s 1988 massacre

Brave student in Tabriz Uni denounces Iran’s 1988 massacre

On 22 April 2017, a brave student in Tabriz University, north-west Iran, publicly denounced human rights abuses by the authorities in Iran, highlighting in particular the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. Addressing on the stage Hassan Abbasi, a former senior […]
UN commission of inquiry needed to end impunity over Iran’s 1988 massacre

UN commission of inquiry needed to end impunity over Iran’s 1988 massacre

Five human rights organisations with consultative status to the United Nations human rights body have submitted a joint written statement to the 35th session of the Human Rights Council about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran and the […]
Draft bill in US Congress condemns Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners

Draft bill in US Congress condemns Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners

A draft bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives condemning the government of Iran for the 1988 massacre of political prisoners and for denying the evidence of crimes against humanity. The draft bill “H. RES. 188”, sponsored […]
Amnesty warns against desecration of mass grave in Iran that would destroy crucial forensic evidence of 1988 massacre

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 […]
Amnesty warns of reprisal against Iran dissident for speaking out against 1988 massacre

Amnesty warns of reprisal against Iran dissident for speaking out against 1988 massacre

Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action appeal over the case of Iranian political prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared who has been threatened with an additional three-year prison term and exile to a remote prison in reprisal for her open letters seeking […]
IBTimes: The West must stand with Iranians against their abusive regime

IBTimes: The West must stand with Iranians against their abusive regime

  Death penalty expert Tahar Boumedra has in an op-ed for the International Business Times urged Western governments to support a United Nations probe into the 1988 mass execution of political prisoners in Iran. The following is the full text […]
OHCHR: UN human rights expert condemns “defamatory” Iran press report

OHCHR: UN human rights expert condemns “defamatory” Iran press report

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran has condemned a “defamatory” report in the Iranian state media aimed at compromising her integrity and independence. The following is the full text of the press release […]
Iran’s 1988 Massacre: Ebrahim Raisi, key member of Tehran death committee planning presidential bid

Iran’s 1988 Massacre: Ebrahim Raisi, key member of Tehran death committee planning presidential bid

Commenting on the announcement on 6 April 2017 that Ebrahim Raisi will stand in Iran’s Presidential election next month, Tahar Boumedra of Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) said: “Ebrahim Raisi was a member of […]
Tribune de Genève: ‘Iran will have to answer for the 1988 massacre’

Tribune de Genève: ‘Iran will have to answer for the 1988 massacre’

  The Swiss daily Tribune de Genève (TDG) reported from the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva about the calls for a commission of inquiry into Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners. The following is the English translation and […]
Son of dissident cleric begins prison term

Son of dissident cleric begins prison term

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) – Iran’s semi-official Fars news agency is reporting that the son of late dissident cleric Grand Ayatollah Hossein Ali Montazeri has begun serving a six-year prison term. In November, a clerical court sentenced Ahmad Montazeri to six […]
JVMI deeply saddened to lose Professor Sir Nigel Rodley

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

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 […]
Political prisoners in Gohardasht pay homage to comrades fallen for cause of freedom in Iran

Political prisoners in Gohardasht pay homage to comrades fallen for cause of freedom in Iran

  A group of political prisoners in Iran’s notorious Gohardasht Prison, in Karaj, north-west of Tehran, paid homage on 29 December 2016 to the victims of the 2009 uprising and those of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners.
Rouhani’s so-called “Citizens’ Rights” declaration ridiculed by Iran political prisoner

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

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 […]
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 […]
Appeal by political prisoner on imminent execution of cellmate in Iran

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 […]
WSJ editorial: Let’s not forget #Iran’s #1988massacre

WSJ editorial: Let’s not forget #Iran’s #1988massacre

The Wall Street Journal published an editorial on 1 December 2016 on Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners. The following is the full text of the editorial:
Ahmad Montazeri sentenced to 6 years in jail for publishing audio tape about #Iran’s #1988massacre

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 […]
Translation of 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):  
Letter reveals names of inmates deliberately killed in Iran’s Rajai-Shahr Prison

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

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 […]
Letter by group of political prisoners to Paris conference on #Iran’s #1988massacre

Letter by group of political prisoners to Paris conference on #Iran’s #1988massacre

A group of political prisoners currently languishing in Iran’s jails wrote a letter of solidarity to the organisers, guests and participants of the 26 November 2016 conference in Paris, the theme of which was the 1988 massacre of political prisoners […]
Ali Moezi writes to Special Rapporteur protesting denial of due process in Iran

Ali Moezi writes to Special Rapporteur protesting denial of due process in Iran

Iranian political prisoner Ali Moezi has written a letter from Gohardasht Prison in Karaj to the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran protesting his mistreatment and denial of due process by the regime. The following is […]