The United States Congress recently introduced a resolution regarding the 1988 massacre in Iran. It was the largest mass execution of political prisoners since the Second World War.
Amnesty International has condemned a travel ban imposed by Iranian authorities on Dr. Mohammad Maleki, former president of Tehran University, currently considered as one of the most famous human rights defenders inside Iran.
The human rights activist Atena Daemi, on hunger strike since 7th April in Evin Prison, is suffering from numerous health problems and is in critical condition. Atena’s mother, who visited her on Sunday April 23, maintained that “the regime’s Revolutionary Guards, judiciary, and Prosecutor-General are responsible for Atena’s life.”
Six human rights organisations that work as consultants with the United Nations Human Rights Council have submitted a joint written statement to the current session of UNHRC about the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran and the need for the international community to hold the perpetrators to account.
In the summer of 1988, the Iranian regime executed tens of thousands of political prisoners held in jails across Iran without due process of law. The massacre was carried out on the basis of a fatwa by the regime’s then-Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini.
In a parliament session at the House of Lords with the presence of the government representative, parliamentarians condemned the growing number of executions as well as the blatant violation of human rights in Iran by the Mullahs' regime.