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Top Iranian Official Defends 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran – February 2021

Mohammad-Hossein Saffar Harandi, a member of Iran’s powerful Expediency Discernment Council, defended the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in an interview with Iranian state television on 23 February 2021. He told Channel 3’s Bedouneh Tavaqof program that the victims deserved to be killed. Saffar Harandi, a retired Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) General, is a former Islamic …

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Khamenei Defends Fatwa Ordering 1988 Massacre in Iran

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has published a book in which he defends the order given by his predecessor Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini leading to the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. Khamenei’s remarks are included in a book called the ‘Leader’s Narrative’ (“Revayate Rahbari”), published in July 2019 by the Institute for Preserving …

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December 2020 UN General Assembly Resolution on the Situation of Human Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran

The United Nations General Assembly on 16 December 2020 adopted Resolution A/RES/75/191 on the Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The resolution highlights “long-standing violations involving the Iranian judiciary and security agencies, including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions, and calls upon the Government of the Islamic Republic of Iran to end …

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November 2020: UN Third Committee Adopts Resolution on Iran

On 18 November 2020, the United Nations General Assembly’s Third Committee adopted a resolution on the Situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, highlighting “long-standing violations involving the Iranian judiciary and security agencies, including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial executions” and calling on Iran to “end impunity for such violations”. Draft resolution A/C.3/75/L.31/Rev.1, …

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