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Iran Supreme Court Judge Says Opponents Can Be Hanged ‘Without a Trial’

Iran Supreme Court Judge Says Opponents Can Be Hanged ‘Without a Trial’

Hojatoleslam Mohammad Niazi, a Supreme Court Judge in Iran, says government opponents may be executed without a trial, based on a fatwa handed down in 1988 by the Islamic Republic’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini. Judge Niazi made the statement in an interview […]
Townhall Publishes JVMI Op-Ed on Trial in Sweden of Perpetrator of Iran’s 1988 Massacre

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 […]
JVMI Op-Ed Published in NEWSWEEK Calling for UN Commission of Inquiry into 1988 Massacre in Iran

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 […]
Europe Must Finally Hold Iran Accountable for the 1988 Massacre

Europe Must Finally Hold Iran Accountable for the 1988 Massacre

Former European Parliament Vice President Alejo Vidal Quadras argues in a Townhall column that the EU must finally hold accountable the perpetrators of the 1988 massacre in Iran. The following is the full text of the article: Source: https://townhall.com/columnists/alejovidal-quadras/2021/01/12/the-wisdom-of-doing-something-about-mass-murder-n2583007 Townhall […]
Europe’s Inaction Is Fueling Impunity In Iran

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 […]
Iran Breaks Tombstones To Dominate Cemeteries – Radio Farda

Iran Breaks Tombstones To Dominate Cemeteries – Radio Farda

Radio Farda published a report on December 31, 2020 on the destruction of graves of political prisoners by agents of the Iranian government: “They go from cemetery to cemetery, looking for unmarked graves. Wherever there is one, they squat over […]
UK Human Rights Minister Urges Iran to Allow Investigation of 1988 Massacre

UK Human Rights Minister Urges Iran to Allow Investigation of 1988 Massacre

United Kingdom Human Rights Minister Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon has called on the Iranian government to allow United Nations Special Rapporteur Javaid Rehman access to the country so that he could conduct research and investigations including into the 1988 massacre […]
December 2020: UN experts echo call for international investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre

December 2020: UN experts echo call for international investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre

Seven United Nations experts have sent a letter to the Iranian authorities stating that the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners could amount to “crimes against humanity” and vowing to call for an international investigation into the mass murders […]
21 NGOs appeal to UN to investigate 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 […]
Iran builds road over mass grave of victims of the 1988 massacre

Iran builds road over mass grave of victims of the 1988 massacre

The Iranian government has built a major road on top of a mass grave of victims of the 1988 massacre in Ahvaz, south-west Iran, in what amounts to a cover-up and extension of its ongoing crime against humanity. Justice for […]
Iranian authorities forcibly disperse grieving relatives of 1988 massacre victims from cemetery

Iranian authorities forcibly disperse grieving relatives of 1988 massacre victims from cemetery

Grieving mothers of the victims of Iran’s 1988 massacre gathered on 28 August 2020 at the site of a known mass grave in Tehran to commemorate and mourn their loved ones who were executed in what is known as Iran’s […]
US: Enforced disappearances related to 1988 massacre continue unabated in Iran

US: Enforced disappearances related to 1988 massacre continue unabated in Iran

The enforced disappearances of thousands of political dissidents perpetrated by the government of Iran, in what became known as the 1988 massacre, continue unabated, as Iran continues to conceal the fate and the whereabouts of the victims, the United States […]
Tahar Boumedra tells global summit it’s time for UN to probe the 1988 massacre

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 […]
Media coverage of Iran’s 1988 massacre this past week

Media coverage of Iran’s 1988 massacre this past week

Numerous articles have been published in the international media in the past week about the need for a United Nations investigation into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The articles were written by survivors of the 1988 massacre, […]
Opinion: The UN Failed to Address Iran’s Crimes Against Humanity, It’s Time For Western Democracies to Step In

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 […]
US State Department calls for international investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre

US State Department calls for international investigation into Iran’s 1988 massacre

United States State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus on 15 July 2020 called on the international community to conduct independent investigations into the 1988 massacre and to provide accountability and justice. She said: “July 19th marks the anniversary of the start […]
Amnesty International urges UN to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre

Amnesty International urges UN to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre

Amnesty International has urged the United Nations Human Rights Council to address the “crisis of impunity” resulting from Iran’s “ongoing crimes against humanity”. In a written statement to the Human Rights Council’s 40th session, Amnesty International urged Member States to […]
December 2018: Amnesty International’s report on the 1988 massacre

December 2018: Amnesty International’s report on the 1988 massacre

In December 2018, Amnesty International published a 201-page report “Blood-soaked secrets: Why Iran’s 1988 prison massacres are ongoing crimes against humanity” calling on the UN to set up an independent investigation to help bring those responsible for these abhorrent crimes […]
Excerpts of Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi’s interview with Iran’s Mosalas magazine – July 24, 2019

Excerpts of Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi’s interview with Iran’s Mosalas magazine – July 24, 2019

The following is an English translation of Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi’s remarks to Iran’s state-run weekly magazine Mosalas about the 1988 massacre: Question: A major accusation against the Islamic Republic, which is usually picked up by foreign news organizations, relates to the issue […]
Iranian authorities destroy mass grave of victims of the 1988 massacre in Ahvaz

Iranian authorities destroy mass grave of victims of the 1988 massacre in Ahvaz

On 20 July 2018, the families of the victims of the 1988 massacre and eyewitnesses who had gone to visit the graves of members of the People’s Mojahedin (PMOI) in Padadshahr District, situated behind Behesht-Abad Cemetery, found that the graves […]
NGOs urge UN to investigate 1988 massacre in Iran

NGOs urge UN to investigate 1988 massacre in Iran

Several non-governmental organisations with consultative status at the United Nations have once again urged High Commissioner Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to support an international investigation into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The text of the NGOs’ joint […]
UN must act on new report detailing destruction of mass graves related to the 1988 massacre in Iran

UN must act on new report detailing destruction of mass graves related to the 1988 massacre in Iran

JVMI welcomes the new joint report today by Amnesty International and Justice For Iran highlighting the Iranian authorities’ deliberate desecration and destruction of mass graves related to the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners. JVMI urges UN High Commissioner […]
April 2018: US Congress passes bill recognising 1988 massacre in Iran

April 2018: US Congress passes bill recognising 1988 massacre in Iran

The United States House of Representatives on 26 April 2018 passed the Iran Human Rights and Hostage-Taking Accountability Act (H.R. 4744). The text in particular refers to the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners in Iran:
March 2018: New report by UN Special Rapporteur on Iran reiterates need for investigation into 1988 massacre

March 2018: New report by UN Special Rapporteur on Iran reiterates need for investigation into 1988 massacre

The latest report to the United Nations Human Rights Council by the Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran, the late Asma Jahangir, drew attention to the need for an investigation into the 1988 […]
UN must end impunity for Iran Justice Minister, perpetrator of crime against humanity

UN must end impunity for Iran Justice Minister, perpetrator of crime against humanity

Families of the victims of the 1988 massacre are appalled at the misuse of the United Nations human rights institutions by the Islamic Republic of Iran. Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaei, a perpetrator of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, […]
Ban Iran’s Justice Minister from addressing UN Human Rights Council over his role in crime against humanity in 1988 massacre

Ban Iran’s Justice Minister from addressing UN Human Rights Council over his role in crime against humanity in 1988 massacre

Families of the victims of the 1988 massacre are deeply concerned over the planned participation of the Iranian Justice Minister Alireza Avaei at the High-Level Segment of the 37th Session of the Human Rights Council on 27 February 2018.
UN High Commissioner asks his office to look ‘deeper’ into Iran’s 1988 massacre

UN High Commissioner asks his office to look ‘deeper’ into Iran’s 1988 massacre

Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, has said that he has asked his office to conduct a deeper investigation into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.
30,000 Iranians sign UN petition seeking inquiry into 1988 massacre

30,000 Iranians sign UN petition seeking inquiry into 1988 massacre

More than 30,000 Iranians of all walks of life have signed a petition addressed to United Nations Secretary General António Guterres calling for an independent investigation into the 1988 massacre of thousands of political prisoners in Iran.
António Guterres highlights ongoing calls for truth over Iran’s 1988 massacre

António Guterres highlights ongoing calls for truth over Iran’s 1988 massacre

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has in a new report highlighted the ongoing calls for truth and justice over the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. A new report by the Secretary-General to the UN General Assembly about […]
Interactive map of mass graves from Iran’s 1988 massacre (with photos)

Interactive map of mass graves from Iran’s 1988 massacre (with photos)

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 […]