Iran Massacre of 1988

Ebrahim Raissi, Who Was Involved in the Massacre of 1988 Is Appointed Head of Iran's Judiciary

Azita Carlson 18 March 2019

By Azita Carlson

On March 7th, Ebrahim Raissi was officially appointed to head the judiciary of the regime by the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.

Raissi is notorious among Iranians for his part in the Massacre of 1988, when some 30,000 political prisoners were executed. In fact, during the last presidential elections in 2017, popular reactions to his candidacy were so intense that Khamenei failed to implement what he calls “electoral genius” to bring his favorite to the head of the judiciary.

Iran: Human Rights

Iran: Human Rights Violations Continue to Rise

Azita Carlson 12 March 2019

By Azita Carlson

International media outlets have given little attention to Iran’s human rights abuses, even though a report published last month by Amnesty International indicates that human rights abuses have reached a new high. In fact, the Oslo-based non-governmental organization, Iran Human Rights, maintains that at least 273 people were executed in Iran in 2018.

Mohammed Al Jaber the Saudi Ambassador to Yemen

At Geneva Conference for Providing Humanitarian Aid for Yemen, Iran Was Condemned

Navid Felker 05 March 2019

by Navid  Felker

Mohammed Al Jaber, the Saudi Ambassador to Yemen, has condemned Iran's continued involvement in Yemen. At the recent Geneva conference regarding the financing of the humanitarian response plan in Yemen, Jabar criticized Iran’s absence, and cited its nonexistent provision of any humanitarian aid.

Crackdown on Christian Converts Escalates in Iran

Crackdown on Christian Converts Escalates in Iran

Editor 22 February 2019

By Staff writer, SF

Islam forbids its followers from converting to another religion, so in countries where religious law applies, converts can be prosecuted. The numbers of converts to Christianity has been rising in Iran in recent years, reaching tens of thousands or more according to some estimates.

1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran

Amnesty International Reports on Iran's Year of Shame and the 1988 Massacre of Political Prisoners

Editor 21 February 2019

By Atousa Pilger

Year of Shame and Iran: Blood Soaked Secrets are the titles of Amnesty International’s latest reports.

Indeed, 2018 was a year of upheaval and shame in Iran, beginning with the uprising that started in Mashhad and quickly spread across the country, and ending with the continued protests and demonstrations that have reached across the social strata of Iranian citizens.

Images of political prisoners executed in Iran in the summer of 1988

Iran's Horrific Crime Remains Unpunished

Editor 29 January 2019

By Staff writer, SF

Toward the end of the war between Iran and Iraq, during the summer of 1988, the first Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic, Ruhollah Khomeini, issued a fatwa that resulted in a nationwide massacre of Iranian political prisoners. All people who remained loyal to supporting the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI/MEK) were executed.

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