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(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): U.N. Urged to Investigate 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran.


Iran’s manipulated presidential election ended on June 19. Ali Khamenei, the regime’s supreme leader, placed Ebrahim Raisi, on the president’s chair. Raisi’s selection was promptly denounced by human rights organizations and defenders, who demand him to be prosecuted.

Systematic impunity in Iran

Amnesty International’s Secretary-General, Agnes Callamard, issued a statement describing Raisi’s presidency as part of a “systematic impunity in Iran” under the mullahs’ rule.

“That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance, and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran.

In 2018, our organization documented how Ebrahim Raisi had been a member of the ‘death commission,’ which forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret thousands of political dissidents in Evin and Gohardasht prisons near Tehran in 1988.

The circumstances surrounding the fate of the victims and the whereabouts of their bodies are, to this day, systematically concealed by the Iranian authorities, amounting to ongoing crimes against humanity.” Callamard noted.


(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): General Agnès Callamard, Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for crimes against humanity.


Raisi is the infamous henchman

Raisi is the infamous henchman behind the massacre of more than 30,000 political prisoners in 1988. From 2019 through 2021, he served as the regime’s Judiciary Chief.

Nearly 700 people were executed during Raisi’s tenure as Iran’s judiciary chief, including 22 political prisoners. Detainees from two nationwide uprisings in Iran in 2018 and 2019 were severely tortured and sentenced to long prison terms.


(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Iranian regime’s supreme leader Ali Khamenei and Ebrahim Raisi.


Raisi As Head of the Iranian Judiciary

“As Head of the Iranian Judiciary, Ebrahim Raisi has presided over a spiraling crackdown on human rights which has seen hundreds of peaceful dissidents, human rights defenders, and members of persecuted minority groups arbitrarily detained.

Under his watch, the judiciary has also granted blanket immunity to government officials and security forces responsible for unlawfully killing hundreds of men, women, and children and subjecting thousands of protesters to mass arrests and at least hundreds to enforced disappearance, and torture, and other ill-treatment during and in the aftermath of the nationwide protests of November 2019,” Ms. Callamard’s statement read.


(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): Ebrahim Raisis records the oppression of women.


Seven UN experts published a letter

Seven UN experts published a letter that was issued to Tehran earlier In September 2020, requesting for investigations to be carried out into the 1988 massacre.

They stated that the 1988 massacre “may amount to crimes against humanity” and that the international community should intervene if the regime refuses to investigate the genocide.


UN experts condemn use of torture on detained Iran Protesters

(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Dozens of UN experts condemn the Iranian regime’s torture and mistreatment of the protesters that were detained during the November uprising – December 20, 2019.


In the published statement, Callamard emphasized the importance of holding Raisi accountable for his crimes, “It is now more urgent than ever for member states of the UN Human Rights Council to take concrete steps to address the crisis of systematic impunity in Iran including by establishing an impartial mechanism to collect and analyze evidence of the most serious crimes under international law committed in Iran to facilitate fair and independent criminal proceedings.”

A variety of human rights advocates and organizations in addition to Amnesty International have called for Raisi to be made accountable for his crimes.


UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet condemns killings in Iran Protests

(NCRI) and (PMOI / MEK Iran): UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet has formally established a Commission of Inquiry to undertake an investigation into any crimes against humanity that took place in Iran in 1988.


“It is concerning that the elected president has not clarified his own past or clearly distanced himself from human rights violations until now. Human rights are non-negotiable, and Iran has committed itself to uphold them internationally,” wrote Bärbel Kofler, the German government’s human rights commissioner, on Twitter.

The regime’s rigged election was boycotted by the Iranian people. The international community must choose between continuing to engage in conversation with an illegitimate regime led by a criminal like Raisi or holding the dictatorship accountable for four decades of terrorism and human rights crimes.


(PMOI / MEK Iran) and (NCRI): Iran Election 2021, Live Coverage of Regime’s Sham Presidential Election.


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