Amnesty International Calls For Probe Into Iran’s President-Elect For Crimes Against Humanity

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Amnesty International is urging the United Nations Human Rights Council to investigate Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi for crimes against humanity in connection with his alleged participation in the 1988 extrajudicial killings of thousands of political prisoners and other violent crackdowns.

Agnès Callamard, secretary-general of the international human rights advocacy organization, said in a statement shortly after news broke of Raisi’s overwhelming election win Saturday that the political victory was “a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran.”

She went on to cite previous reports by Amnesty International alleging that Raisi was part of a so-called death commission that “forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret thousands of political dissidents in Evin and Gohardasht prisons near Tehran in 1988.”

Read more at The Hill.




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