Archive for July 2022

Iranian citizen sentenced to life in prison for executions of political prisoners in Iran in 1988

2022-07-14- Stockholms tingsrätt – Stockholm District Court has today sentenced a 61-year-old Iranian citizen for participating in the executions of many political prisoners in Iran in the summer of 1988. The accused has in the role of assistant to the deputy prosecutor at the Gohardasht prison in Karaj, Tehran jointly and in collusion with others been involved in the executions, which took place after a fatwa from Iran’s Supreme Leader. The first wave of executions was directed at sympathizers of the People’s Mujahedin of Iran. The acts have been deemed as a serious crime against international law. The second wave of executions was directed at left-wing sympathizers who were deemed to have renounced their Islamic faith. These acts have been deemed as murder. The sentence is life imprisonment.

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At Least 13 Arrested After “Supreme Leader” Threatens Repeat of 1980s Violent Repression

July 11, 2022 – Less than a month after the intelligence chief of the Iranian military’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was replaced, a crackdown on dissent is being ramped up in the country.

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Treaty Encourages Hostage-Taking, Would Return Convicted Terrorist to Iran

July 5, 2022 – More than 400 leading Iranian human rights activists, dissidents and family members of victims of Iranian state repression and violence have called on the Belgian parliament not to ratify a proposed prisoner swap treaty with Iran.

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