Iran’s bloodshed international condemnation in 1988

Maryam Rajavi visits a monument to the 30,000 victims of the political prisoner blood bath in Iran in 1988 in front of the French National Assembly, October 29, 2019

During the bloodshed in the summer of 1988, the Iranian regime government forshed by force and killed more than 30,000 political prisoners. Most of those affected were members and supporters of the Organization of People’s Muyahidines of Iran (WIPO/MEK).

The Iranian Resistance introduced a motion for justice in 1988 and has since attempted to mobilize the foreign network to hold the regime accountable for this crime of opposition to humanity. The motion reached a new high in 2016 thanks to the efforts of the president of the opposition. chose Maryam Radjavi, who called for a foreign investigation into the heinous crime.

These are the highlights of the attention paid to the 1988 blood bath for the more than 3 years.

United Nations Special Rapporteurs

Seven United Nations human rights experts wrote a letter to the Iranian regime stressing that the blood bath of thousands of political prisoners in 1988 may simply constitute “crimes against humanity. “

The letter of the Special Rapporteurs dated 3 September 2020 was made public through the United Nations on 9 December 2020.

He called on the Iranian regime to prosecute the perpetrators of the 1988 blood bath and added that if Tehran continues to refuse to comply with its obligations under foreign human rights laws, UN experts are asking the foreign network to open its own blood bath investigation. “even through the status quo of a foreign investigation. “

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Undersecretary Robert A. Destro, Undersecretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour at the US State Department, said he was a member of the U. S. State Department. The U. S. , pressed his government’s assistance in calling for justice for those who suffered from the 1988 blood bath in Iran, presented through UN special rapporteurs.

“The United States echoes the UN’s call for an independent investigation into mass disappearances and abstract executions in Iran in 1988, the alleged involvement of senior officials makes it highly unlikely that the regime will investigate itself,” he wrote on Twitter, stressing that he would refuse to investigate his own crime.

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On July 17, 2020, the U. S. State Department spokesman for the U. S. State Department, was a member of the U. S. State Department. The U. S. , Morgan Ortagus, asked the foreign network to conduct independent investigations into the 1988 blood bath and to hold it accountable and do justice. She said: “July 19 marks the anniversary of the start of the alleged Commissions reportedly foremen to disappear by force and extrajudicially executed thousands of dissenting political prisoners on the orders of Ayatollah Khomeini. Both the current head of the Iranian judiciary and the current Minister of Justice have been known as former members of those committees. Death Commissions ”. Iran’s judiciary is widely noted as a lack of independence and promises of a fair trial, and revolutionary courts are especially egregious when ordering human rights violations. All Iranian officials engaged in human rights violations or abuses deserve to be held accountable. States call on the foreign network to conduct independent investigations and be accountable and to bring justice to the victims of these horrific human rights violations organized through the Iranian regime.

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The enforced disappearances of thousands of political dissidents through the Iranian government in what the 1988 bloodbath continues unabated as Iran continues to conceal the fate and fate of the victims, the US State Department announced on August 30. 2020.

The U. S. Office of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor of the U. S. State DecomposerBut it’s not the first time He said in a tweet: “Enforced disappearances perpetrated through Iran as a component of its calls” death commissions “from 1988, thousands of political dissidents, continue to continue to hide the fate and fate of the people they lack. »

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On 26 February 2018, the UN Secretary-General, Guterres, the Human Rights Council:

OHCHR continued to receive letters from relatives of victims who were summarily executed or forcibly disappeared during the 1988 occasions. The Secretary-General remains involved in the difficulty families have had in obtaining data on and harassment of the 1988 occasions. advocating for more data on these occasions”.

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Amnesty International published a detailed report on 4 December 2018, after interviewing many survivors of the 1988 blood bath and the circle of relatives of the victims, entitled “Blood-soaked secrets”.

“Between July and September 1988, the Iranian government forcover disappeared and extrajudicially executed thousands of political dissidents secretly imprisoned and dumped their bodies, basically in unidentified mass graves. Since then, the government has treated murders as state secrets, tormenting relatives by refusing to tell them how and why their loved ones were killed and where they are buried. No official has been prosecuted and, in some cases, stakeholders occupy or have held positions of force in Iran. The report calls on the UN to release an independent investigation to bring to justice those guilty of these heinous crimes,” the report says.

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On April 26, 2018, the US House of Representatives passed the Iran Hostage-Taking and Human Rights Act (HR 4744), which refers to the bloodbath of thousands of political prisoners in Iran in 1988.

Paragraph 7 of Section 2, subsection (a) states: During a four-month era in 1988, the Iranian regime carried out the large and barbaric executions of thousands of political prisoners by hanging and shooting for refusing to renounce their political affiliations and, in some cases, on a recently leaked audio tape, the late Hussein Ali Montazeri , a great ayatollah who served as deputy leader of former supreme leader Khomeini, said the 1988 massacres were “the greatest crime committed during the Islamic Republic, so history will condemn us. “

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On 1 February 2018, a civil society hearing in Geneva heard witnesses and legal experts and proposed a trial on the blood bath of political prisoners in Iran in 1988. The first such hearing was organized through NGOs in Geneva and called for immediate action by the UN to deal with the current wave of mass arrests and killings in Iranian prisons following recent anti-government protests.

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Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, then United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, said he had asked him to conduct a more thorough investigation into the political prisoner blood bath in Iran in 1988.

In response to questions from a Q&A consultation on Twitter on 10 December 2017 to mark International Human Rights Day, the High Commissioner said that he had recently been informed about the matter.

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The former Special Rapporteur on the human rights scene in the Islamic Republic of Iran made quite a few references to the blood bath of political prisoners in Iran in 1988, stressing that the families of those affected have the right to know the fact of these occasions. and the fate of their relatives without the risk of reprisals.

The report on the expiration of Asma Jahangir (A / 72/322) sent to the United Nations General Assembly through Secretary-General Guterres on 14 August 2017.

“Between July and August 1988, thousands of political prisoners, men, women and adolescents, were reported to have been executed under a fatwa issued by the ideal leader at the time, Ayatollah Khomeini. A 3-man commission was reportedly established to determine who they deserve reportedly the bodies of those affected were buried in anonymous pits and their families were never informed of their fate. These events, known as the 1988 massacres, were never officially recognized. In January 1989, the Special Representative of the Commission on Human Rights on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Reynaldo Galindo Pohl, expressed his fear of the “total refusal” of executions and called on the Iranian government to investigate. Such an investigation has not yet been undertaken,” the report reads.

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In an announcement on 1 June 2017, Amnesty International warned the Iranian regime about the desecration of a mass grave in Ahvaz, southern Iran.

According to Amnesty, “at least 44 other extrajudicially executed people” are buried in the grave. Amnesty warned that the desecration of the mass grave “would destroy important forensic evidence and reduce opportunities for justice for the massacres of prisoners who took a position across the country in 1988,” Amnesty International said and Justice for Iran.

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Justice for victims of the 1988 Iran Massacre (JVMI), a London-based non-profit documentation centre operating internationally, has published three detailed reports containing evidence of the 1988 massacre. “Investigation into the 1988 mass executions in Iran” and “1988 massacre in Iran: evidence of a crime opposed to humanity,” published respectively in March and October 2017, are the JVMI reports.

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