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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.

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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United Nations human rights written statement HRC34 on Iran 1988massacre

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.

Hossein-Ali Montazeri's letter to Ayatollah Khomeini about the execution of 13-year-old girls in Iran, 27 September 1981

Secret letter by Khomeini’s deputy acknowledges execution of 13-year-old girls in Iran

On 27 September 2016, a state-run website published the text and scan of a letter written exactly 35 years to the day by Iran’s former deputy supreme leader to the Ayatollah Khomeini, pointing out the Iranian judiciary was executing girls as young as 13 simply for supporting the Iranian Resistance and despite the fact that …

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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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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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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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