Iran’s Executioner Become President
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), and the People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran), reported that the victims of the regime’s atrocities have come out to expose the torture and abuse by candidate Ebrahim Raisi, the current head of the judiciary, as Tehran prepares for the Sham presidential elections on 18 June. He is accused of playing a crucial role in the 1988 massacre of Iranian opposition prisoners. Raisi was a member of the Evin and Gohardasht prisons’ so-called “Death Commission.”
Executioner Will Become the Next President
Raisi was a prosecutor who sentenced people to death, according to eyewitness accounts. During the 1988 executions, he was only 21 years old.
Raisi served as a “handyman” for then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini, according to Iranian opposition activists, and was assigned to purge areas such as Lorestan, Kermanshah, and Semnan.
Farideh Goudarzi exposed the torture and abuse of Raisi
In 1983, more than a dozen soldiers of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps knocked on Farideh Goudarzi’s aunt’s door with weapons drawn. The twenty-one-year-old could barely walk, let alone run, at nine months pregnant. All Goudarzi could do was wait while under for the Iranian Resistance Units to change her fate.
“I was taken straight away into an interrogation room about three by four meters with just one table in the middle used for flogging prisoners,” she added. “The floor was covered with blood. I did not know then that a lot of that fresh blood was from my husband, who disappeared two days earlier.”
Goudarzi recalls being barbarically lashed
Goudarzi recalls being barbarically lashed with electric cables across practically every inch of her quivering body and beaten so mercilessly across the face that she now has jaw arthritis and bouts of excruciating pain, despite the fact that she was days away from giving birth to her first child.
Goudarzi lived in solitary confinement with her screaming, starving son for more than six months after giving birth before being sentenced to death. As it turned out, Goudarzi spent six years in prison in Hamedan, hearing every day as familiar faces, including her husband’s, was brought out into the dark of night and executed. He was hanged in a jail courtyard using a cable.
The June 18 sham election
All potential rivals to Ebrahim Raisi, have been barred from running in the June 18 election, which the international community has largely dismissed as a charade. Furthermore, the seven other candidates are generally unknown to the general public and are not thought to pose a major danger to Raisi, who is also Ayatollah Khamenei’s carefully selected preference.
“Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s Supreme Leader, has entrusted Raisi with protecting and extending his own revolutionary legacy,” Jim Phillips, Senior Research Fellow for Middle Eastern Affairs at The Heritage Foundation, said. “He is a serial human rights violator who was involved in the mass murder of political dissidents in 1988 when he served on a panel that sentenced thousands of political prisoners to death.”
A crucial stepping stone in Iran’s political system
Raisi’s presidency would also reinforce the influence of hardliners who already control all institutions of government. The President, according to Phillips, is a crucial stepping stone in Iran’s political system, despite the fact that it has limited powers and plays second fiddle to the Supreme Leader.
Raisi is a figure antagonistic to the West and a staunch opponent of such compromises, however, it is the Iranian people who will bear the burden of the consequences.
Raisi defending the Islamic Republic’s authoritarian
Raisi is determined to defending the Islamic Republic’s authoritarian, Islamist ideology as a hardliner, according to Jordan Steckler, Research Analyst for United Against Nuclear Iran. “Tehran continues to execute political dissidents as well as ethnic, religious, and sexual minorities, and minors are still subjected to the death penalty.
Since the Islamic Republic’s foundation, it has ruthlessly suppressed every significant protest movement. Raisi has been complicit in Iran’s chronic human rights violations at every turn.”