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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 […]
US Congress passes bill recognising 1988 massacre in Iran

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:
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 […]
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 […]
UN chief warns of crackdown against dissidents seeking justice over Iran’s 1988 massacre

UN chief warns of crackdown against dissidents seeking justice over Iran’s 1988 massacre

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has in a new 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.
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 […]
Asma Jahangir highlights clampdown on dissidents calling for justice over Iran’s 1988 massacre

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 […]
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 […]