1988 Massacre

Political prisoner files complaint with Tehran’s Prosecutor over 1988 massacre

Maryam Akbari Monfared, a political prisoner held in Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison, has written a letter of complaint to the Prosecutor General of Tehran over the arbitrary execution of her brother and sister during the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. In a bold act from prison, Ms. Akbari Monfared on 15 October 2016 …

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Political prisoner Maryam Akbari-Monfared: Four executed, two imprisoned and all the suffering of my family

The following is a letter by Maryam Akbari-Monfared on 16 October 2016: Autocratic and totalitarian regimes cannot tolerate any growing entity that inspires people to join it. Under such regimes physical and psychological tortures are among the main tools of suppression, and monitors who are aware don’t expect the accused to be able to defend …

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Campaigners demand 1988 Iran massacre

AFP: Campaigners demand 1988 Iran massacre probe as tape emerges

The French news agency Agence France-Presse covered the launch of ‘Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran’ in a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva on 21 September 2016. The following is the full text of AFP’s report from the press conference: Campaigners demand 1988 Iran massacre probe as tape …

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The Swiss daily Le Temps covered the launch of ‘Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran’ in a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva on 21 September 2016.

Le Temps: Top Iranian officials including Rouhani’s Justice Minister implemented Khomeini’s fatwa

The Swiss daily Le Temps covered the launch of ‘Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran’ in a press conference at the United Nations in Geneva on 21 September 2016. Le Temps wrote that senior Iranian officials, including the current Justice Minister Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, implemented Khomeini’s fatwa. The JVMI seeks their prosecution, …

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Alireza Avaei

Position in 1988 massacre: Prosecutor; member of the Dezful “Death Commission” Present post and occupation: Minister of Justice (from September 2017); Head of the Presidency’s Inspectorate Office (until September 2017) A.K.A. Alireza Avaie, Alireza Avaee, Seyyed Ali-Reza Avaee, Seyyed Alireza Avaei, Alireza Avayi After receiving Khomeini’s fatwa, he reportedly was the main person in charge …

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