Ebrahim Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi cancels Geneva trip amid calls for his arrest

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi cancelled his appearance at the 2023 Global Refugee Forum in Geneva out of fear of being arrested over his role in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners, Swiss and international media reported. Raisi was due to address the forum on 13 December 2023. However, three survivors and witnesses to the 1988 …

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Global statement denouncing Ebrahim Raisi’s planned appearance at UN Geneva

Justice for the Victims of the 1988 Massacre in Iran (JVMI) on Tuesday sent United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi and President of the Swiss Confederation Alain Berset a statement co-signed by 450 former world leaders, judges, Nobel laureates, former UN officials, human rights and legal experts and NGOs, denouncing Iranian President Ebrahim …

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Council on Foreign Relations

Text of Open Letter to the Council on Foreign Relations

Click here to see the profiles of the signatories OPEN LETTER Michael FromanPresident, Council on Foreign Relations58 East 68th StreetNew York, NY 10065 URGENT – 18 September 2023 Dear Mr. Froman, It has come to our attention that the Council on Foreign Relations has extended an invitation to the President of Iran’s regime, Ebrahim Raisi, …

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Council on Foreign Relations

180 experts urge Council on Foreign Relations to cancel Iran event with Raisi

JVMI is among 180 international human rights and legal experts and organisations, Nobel laureates and individuals of conscience that published an open letter on Monday calling on the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) to cancel its upcoming event with the President of Iran, Ebrahim Raisi, who stands accused of crimes against humanity during the 1988 …

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Reuters: UN urged to open query into Iran’s 1988 killings and Raisi role

Reuters news agency carried a report about an open letter sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Member States of the UN Human Rights Council seeking an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The open letter, organised by JVMI, has been …

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Arab News: Rights Experts, Jurists, Politicians Urge UN to Probe 1988 Iran Massacre

Arab News daily published a report about an open letter sent to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet and the Member States of the UN Human Rights Council seeking an international inquiry into the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. The open letter, organised by JVMI, has been …

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Amnesty International: Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

Amnesty International in a statement on 19 June 2021 announced that ultraconservative cleric Ebrahim Raisi, who was declared Iran’s next president, should be investigated for alleged crimes against humanity during the 1988 massacre of political prisoners. “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, …

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Tahar Boumedra

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 crime against humanity. Boumedra, a former head of the UN human rights office in Iraq, …

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Ebrahim Raisi, key member of Tehran death committee planning 2017 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 Khomeini’s ‘Death Committee’ in Tehran in 1988 that sent tens of thousands of political prisoners …

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Montazeri letter to Death Commission

Montazeri’s letter addressed to members of the Death Commission in Tehran

Iran’s former Deputy Supreme Leader Ayatollah Hossein-Ali Montazeri, who was shocked by the mass execution of political prisoners in Iran in the summer of 1988, expressed his dismay in a letter to members of the ‘Death Commission’ in Tehran on August 15, 1988. While criticizing members of the Commission, he clearly stated that their conducts …

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