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Iran: Former ‘DEATH COMMITTEE’ member appointed to judiciary as nuclear tensions SOAR

A MEMBER of Iran’s infamous “Death Committee” will be appointed as Chief Justice this week.

Wed, Mar 6, 2019 – Express – By BILL MCLOUGHLIN

Ebrahim Raisi was involved in the reported execution of thousands of political prisoners during the 1980s under the country’s first Supreme Leader, Ruhollah Khomeini. Raisi is a trusted confidante of current Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and will be appointed to the position later this week as he becomes one of the most powerful member’s of the Iranian regime. The “Death Committee” was formed by Khomeini in order to eliminate all political prisoners who still supported the opposition party at the time, the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran.

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Iran election’s theatrics, frank discourse push boundaries

FILE — In this Tuesday, May 9, 2017 file photo, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, center, waves to his supporters accompanied by Vice President for Women and Family Affairs Shahindokht Molaverdi, left, at a campaign rally for the May 19 presidential election, in Tehran, Iran. From a former president disobeying the supreme leader to open discussion of a 1980s mass execution, Iran’s presidential election is pushing the boundaries of what can be discussed and done there, a small but noticeable shift in the country’s clerically overseen polls. (Vahid Salemi, File/Associated Press)

By Jon Gamberell -The Washington Post – AP May 10. 2017 – DUBAI, United Arab Emirates From a former president disobeying the supreme leader to open discussion of a 1980s mass execution, Iran’s presidential election is pushing the boundaries of what can be discussed in public and done online, a small but noticeable shift in the country’s clerically overseen polls.

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An Interview with Scholar and Historian Ervand Abrahamian on the Islamic Republic’s “Greatest Crime”

 

Scholar and Historian Ervand Abrahamian

10.Mai 2017 –  Presidential Hopeful Ebrahim Raisi Served on Committee That Ordered Executions of Thousands

The executions of thousands of political prisoners in Iran in 1988 has received renewed attention due to the presidential election coming up on May 19, in which one of the candidates—Ebrahim Raisi—was a member of the committee that ordered the killings.

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