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CALL FOR JUSTICE

Statement addressed to:
H.E. António Guterres
UN Secretary General

Bring to justice the masterminds and perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran

The 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran is considered the worst massacre of political prisoners since the end of World War II.

Prisoners were hanged in large groups and subsequently buried in mass graves. Death commissions sent prisoners to the gallows after a brief question and answer.

The masterminds and perpetrators of this massacre have held the highest judicial, political, and intelligence government posts since the beginning of the mullahs’ rule. Not only they defend their crimes against humanity, but they continue such executions and massacres.

We, the undersigned, urge you to act through the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, the Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly and launch an independent committee to completely investigate this massacre and compile the necessary documents about it, as well as the names of the perpetrators and their roles in order to uphold justice.

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To urge to act through the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, the Human Rights Council and the UN General Assembly and launch an independent committee to completely investigate this massacre and compile the necessary documents about it, as well as the names of the perpetrators and their roles in order to uphold justice.

Amnesty International

“ The 1988 executions should be subject to an independent impartial investigation, and all those responsible should be brought to justice, and receive appropriate penalties.’’

UN commission of inquiry

“UN commission of inquiry needed to end impunity over 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran”.

US Congress

Draft bill in US Congress condemns Iran’s 1988 massacre of political prisoners

justice for those massacred in Iran in 1988

Tribune de Genève

The Swiss daily Tribune de Genève (TDG): ‘Iran will have to answer for the 1988 massacre’

Human Rights Watch’s Iran Researcher

Iran’s moderates must stand on right side of history by backing 1988 massacre probe

Amnesty International

Amnesty warns against desecration of mass grave in Iran that would destroy crucial forensic evidence of 1988 massacre

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Amnesty International

The 1988 executions should be subject to an independent impartial investigation, and all those responsible should be brought to justice, and receive appropriate penalties

“Death Committee” of 1988 massacre of political prisoners

At the end of July 1988, Khomeini issued a fatwa ordering the massacre of political prisoners. Death Commissions were formed in more than 70 towns and cities. Until recently only the names of the members of the Death Commission in Tehran had been exposed, since Khomeini had directly appointed them.
Minister of Justice in Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet

Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi

Minister of Justice in Hassan Rouhani’s cabinet
Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Representative of Intelligence Minister in the “Death Commission” in Tehran
Supreme Leader of Iran

Ali Khamenei

Supreme Leader
Position at the time of 1988 massacre: President and a key decision-maker.
Present post and occupation: Supreme Leader
Ebrahim Raeesi

Ebrahim Raeesi

Head of Qods Razavi Endowment Foundation
Position at the time of 1988 massacre: Tehran’s Deputy Prosecutor, member of Death Commission in Tehran
Present post and occupation: Head of Qods Razavi Endowment Foundation, President of Governing Board of the Fifth Assembly of Experts.
Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei

Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei

First Deputy Chief and spokesperson of the Judiciary
Position at the time of 1988 massacre: The Judiciary’s representative in the Intelligence Ministry
Present post and occupation: First Deputy Chief and spokesperson of the Judiciary; member of the State Expediency Council