U.N. Human Rights Sessions, Accountability of Perpetrators of 1988 Massacre of 30,000 Political Prisoners in Iran

the thirty-fifth session of the Human Rights Council

During the thirty-fifth session of the Human Rights Council at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, which is already underway, the association of international women representative for human rights, speaking at the meeting, counting increasing cases of executions and human rights violations in Iran, called for a comprehensive investigation of the UN’s scrutiny of the perpetrators of the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988.

The international women association representative for human rights reckoning criminal executions in Iran, especially, for those who at the alleged crime time were under the age of 18, and also, highlighting the flogging of 20 people in the public for breaking fasting in the month of Ramadan by Iranian regime stated that: It is essential to hold accountable those, who exploited their power for the execution of thousands of political opponents. And further asked for revoking the immunity privileges of the regime officials who have escaped punishment.

International Women’s Human Rights Association representative asserted that, it is, the responsibility of the international community, including the Human Rights Council to ensure, the accountability of the perpetrators of this crime. She also pointed out that: the urgency of the matter, is that the mass executions of 1988 still is continuing in other forms.

The United Nations website also reported that during the meeting a human rights association called attention to the systematic exclusion of women in Iran. It also says, since the beginning of 2017, more than 250 people have been executed. This number is 50 more than the same period in 2016. The teenagers were executed in Iran too, and these executions are being carried out publicly.