Hossein Mirzaie was born in 1955 in a village in Hamedan, Iran.
He was accepted into a university in 1974, then he started his peaceful political life with student’s movements. This is when Hosain learned about PMOI, he was imprisoned for a short time for his activities that time. After the 1979 revolution in Iran Hosain continued his political life with PMOI’s student movement.
He was arrested in 1981 despite his peaceful movements and sentenced to 17 years in prison. In prison, he continued his political life with contacts and promoting moral life of other prisoners but for that he was under more pressure and tortures.
Hossein was tortured time and time again, not only for information from outside prison but also for his involvement inside prison. Hossein was eventually executed along with his sister Masomeh Mirzaie and his younger brother Mostafa Mirzaie in the summer of 1988 massacre. He stood firm on his principles and believes in front of Death Board Members.
A Crime Against Humanity
- In 1988, the Iranian regime massacred 30,000 political prisoners.
- The executions took place based on a fatwa by Supreme Leader Khomeini.
- Three-member commissions known as ‘Death Commissions’ were formed across Iran sending political prisoners who refused to abandon their beliefs to execution.
- The victims were buried in secret mass graves.
- The perpetrators continue to enjoy impunity.
- Since 2016, the names of nearly 100 ‘Death Commission’ members have been revealed. Many still hold senior positions in the Iranian judiciary or government.
The Human Rights Council needs to conduct an international investigation into the 1988 massacre. This would be the first step to end the impunity for the officials, agents and those who ordered the largest political crime of the century.
Khamenei and other leaders of the regime need to be prosecuted and face justice for committing crimes against humanity.