1988 Massacre

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 of their loved ones had been destroyed, according to information received by Justice for the …

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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 written statement to the 38th session of the UN Human Rights Council was published and …

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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 Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein to support the launch of an independent inquiry to bring justice …

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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 massacre. The report (A/HRC/37/68), presented to the 37th session of the Human Rights Council, included …

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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.

Call for UN commission of inquiry into Iran’s 1988 massacre at HRC

The JVMI participated in a side event about Iran’s 1988 massacre at the 36th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva on 14 September 2017. The event called on the OHCHR to launch an international commission of inquiry into the 1988 massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in Iran.

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 the “Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran”, dated 31 October 2017, …

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October 2017: NEW JVMI REPORT – 1988 Massacre in Iran: Evidence of a Crime Against Humanity

The JVMI is today publishing a new report about Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners, exposing the identities of dozens of members of the “Death Commissions”, some of who are current senior members of the Iranian administration including the government and the judiciary, enjoying total impunity. The JVMI’s 227-page report provides details, exact map coordinates …

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Eye-witnesses and victims’ relatives should present testimony to UN over Iran’s 1988 massacre

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran on 14 August 2017 drew international attention to the 1988 massacre that was carried out by people who currently hold senior positions within the Government of Iran. Her report, (A/72/322), stated: “73. Between July and August 1988, thousands of political prisoners, men, women …

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June 2017: Letter by UN Special Procedures to Iran over the crackdown on individuals seeking justice for the 1988 massacre

Letter by the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran; the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances; the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions; the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression and the Special Rapporteur …

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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 for justice for the mass killings of political prisoners that took place across the country …

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Call for justice over Iran’s 1988 massacre a key theme at Human Rights Council

The JVMI unveiled its new report on Iran’s 1988 massacre at the latest United Nations Human Rights Council session in Geneva. The 360 page report – Inquiry into the 1988 mass executions in Iran – was made public on 15 March 2017 at a press conference at the UN headquarters in Geneva.

Ms. Milishia Javdan from the NGO “Women’s Human Rights International Association” addresses the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th session in Geneva on 7 March 2017 about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.

NGO urges UN special rapporteurs to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre

Ms. Milishia Javdan from the NGO “Women’s Human Rights International Association” addresses the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th session in Geneva on 7 March 2017 about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. She urges the Special Rapporteurs on the promotion of truth and on freedom of religion or belief to investigate the mass …

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French NGO "Fondation Danielle Mitterrand – France Libertés" addresses the UN Human Rights Council's 34th session in Geneva on 10 March 2017 about Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners.

NGO urges UN Special Rapporteur to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre of 30000 political prisoners

A representative of the French NGO “Fondation Danielle Mitterrand – France Libertés” addresses the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th session in Geneva on 10 March 2017 about Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners. He urges the Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, Pablo de Greiff, to carry out an inquiry into the 1988 massacre …

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Dr. Hanifeh Khayyeri from the NGO "Women's Human Rights International Association" addresses the UN Human Rights Council's 34th session in Geneva on 10 March 2017 about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran.

NGO urges Human Rights Council to investigate Iran’s 1988 massacre

Dr. Hanifeh Khayyeri from the NGO “Women’s Human Rights International Association” addresses the UN Human Rights Council’s 34th session in Geneva on 10 March 2017 about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. She urges the council to establish a commission of inquiry into the massacre which resulted in the death of over 30,000 …

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Human rights groups submit written statement to HRC on Iran’s 1988 massacre

Six human rights organisations with consultative status to the United Nations human rights body have submitted a joint written statement to the 34th session of the Human Rights Council about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran and the need for the international community to hold the perpetrators to account.

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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Letter of Sediqeh Moradi from Evin Prison

Iranian political prisoner Sediqeh Moradi has smuggled out a letter from behind bars in Tehran urging international human rights defenders to seek justice over the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. Ms. Moradi, 56, is currently serving a 10-year prison term in the notorious Evin Prison.