Sunday, June 12, 2011


The telegraph wrote on June 8th that: Mr. Mousavi, the defeated candidate in last June's presidential election, served as Iran's prime minister when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the regime's spiritual leader, issued a fatwa that sentenced thousands of political prisoners to death without trial, according to the report by one of Britain's leading human rights lawyers. Mr Mousavi is one of several prominent Iranian politicians who are accused of implementing the order. According to a detailed report published by Geoffrey Robertson, who specialises in human rights law, the prisoners were executed for refusing to recant their political and religious beliefs. "They were hung from cranes, four at a time, or in groups of six from ropes hanging from the stage of the prison assembly hall," the report states. "Their bodies were doused with disinfectant, packed in refrigerated trucks, and buried by night in mass graves." Mr Robertson compares the mass executions in Iran with the 1995 Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian civil war, in which an estimated 8,000 people died. He is now calling on the UN Security Council to set up a special court to try those responsible "for one of the worst single human rights atrocities since the Second World War".

Apart from Mousavi, the report accuses other prominent members of the Iranian regime, such as Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the country's current Supreme Leader, and former President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, of being involved in the mass executions, which took place following the end of Iran's eight-year war with Iraq.

Another resident of Ashraf Camp died yesterday of his wound

According to Natioanl Council of Resistance of Iran, Mansoor Hadjian, 52, was one of the Ashraf residents who were wounded in the deadly attack of the Maliki’s forces on Ashraf on April 8th. He passed away on Saturday, June 11, in a hospital in Baghdad after two months of pain and suffering due to inhumane medical siege on Ashraf made by the Iraqi Prime Ministry Committee charged with suppression of Ashraf residents. Mansoor Hadjian, the 36th martyr of the 8th April attack, was shot in the chest which led to a lung injury along with severe bleeding. He was a PMOI member who had struggled against the Iranian regime for 26 years.

Reza Hoda Saber died on hunger strike

Hoda Saber activist and journalist has reportedly died from a heart attack and the complications of a hunger strike. He with 5 other prisoners were on hunger strike to oppose the death of Miss Hale Sahabi who was killed at her father’s funeral.