The 1988 Massacre is a crime for which the Iranian Regime must be held accountable

Before talking about the role played by Ebrahim Raisi, the newly elected Iranian president, in the 1988 massacre, and the major violations of human rights that were and are being committed in Iran, I would like to take a cursory look at how the Islamic Republic was established and the fatwa issued by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini according to which this wave of political executions was carried out

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Who is Hamid Nouri and why is he on trial in a Swedish Court – Video

Imagine your family losing several members to execution by the government because of their political beliefs. In Iran, this is the situation that existed in 1988 and continues for many Iranians today. For decades, there has been no accountability for those who perpetrate these crimes, allowing them to continue their crimes without any consequences.

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Ending impunity for Iran’s 1988 prison massacre

In June 2021, in a presidential election that was neither free nor fair, and that most Iranians boycotted, Ebrahim Raisi became the eighth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). Raisi is implicated in the killings of more than 5,000 political prisoners in Iran’s jails in the summer of 1988, including my brother Bijan Bazargan.

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