The litigation movement must, in the first step, seek to indict the mullahs' supreme leader Ali Khamenei. ...This movement must hold the Velayat-e Faqih regime accountable for the secrets it has concealed on this horrendous crime.
The regime's leaders must release the complete list of those massacred.
They must declare how many they executed in every city and every province.
They must announce where the victims are buried and where are their mass graves?
It is the most basic right of every bereaved mother to know where her child is buried.
She added: The United Nations and the UN Security Council must make the political and legal arrangements for the international prosecution of leaders of this regime on the charge of committing crime against humanity.
The formal, international condemnation of the 1988 massacre is a necessary step towards ending all mass executions in Iran which was recently repeated in the simultaneous execution of 25 Sunni prisoners.
In another news the International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ) called for an international tribunal to investigate the recent publication of a shocking audio recording of a meeting of Ayatollah Montazeri, designated successor to Iran’s former Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, in the midst of the mass execution of political prisoners in the summer of 1988, reveals another dimension of this horrific crime and underscores the need to investigate this atrocity.
On the twenty-eighth anniversary of the massacre of an estimated 30,000 political prisoners in Iran, most of whom were members and supporters of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK), the International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ) once again emphasizes the need to refer this massacre which is a real holocaust, to the UN Security Council and to establish an international tribunal to prosecute those responsible for this barbarity.
As part of this movement Iranians in different countries such as England, Amsterdam, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Belgium, Canada, Norway, Switzerland, France and US have held a 3 day hunger strike. In Toronto the 3 day hunger strike began on Sat and will end on Monday from noon to 8pm.
A British charity worker who stands accused of being a ‘Western spy’ has faced trial in Iran, her family has revealed.
The Iranian regime held a court hearing for Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe an Iranian-British woman who on her way back to England in April was arrested with her 2 year old child in Iran and jailed.
According to Metro, Aug. 20th, the three hour hearing took place behind closed doors on Sunday and it is understood her trial judge is considering what charges to set. Nazanin met with her lawyer for the first time three days before the trial, her family said.
Although Nazanin was arrested in April, the first accusations against the Thomson Reuters Foundation project manager where she works, weren’t made public until June, when the Kerman Branch of the Revolutionary Guard accused her of the ‘soft overthrow’ of the regime.
The Iranian Judiciary said last month that she had been indicted for ‘sowing unrest’, a subsequent release from the Mizan news agent called her an agent for the Thomson Reuters Foundation. Metro added that the August release claimed the foundation’s charitable work was cover for intelligence ‘used for spying and intelligence operations for Western governments’ and part of ‘an infiltration project.’ This has been refuted by The Foundation and her family.
Her husband, Richard, who has been campaigning for her release from the UK, said: ‘We remain in the hands of the judge, and continue to hope for a happy outcome, and for Nazanin and Gabriella to be home soon.
‘Even after the trial, we are still unclear on what Nazanin is actually charged with. I am waiting to see which part of Nazanin’s holiday or her charity work in training and education is seen as a crime.
‘As an outsider, the Revolutionary Court system is strange to get my head around – not just that it is so secret, but also the fact that the charges come only after the trial has finished.
‘It has an upside down quality to defend against. It risks making the crime fit the punishment, rather than the other way round.’
Nazanin’s lawyer has submitted written materials to the Judge in defense of the allegations.
Nazanin's daughter Gabriella, a British national, remains living with relatives in Iran. Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe is one of a number of dual-nationality Iranians detained since March.
According to Asharq Al-Awsat, Aug. 20, Iranian regime deputy Minister of Health Ali Akbar Sayyari
Sayyari explained that statistics carried out by the Ministry of Labor prove his statements regarding the aggravation of hunger and poverty among Iranians. He noted in his statements that the Iranian Ministry of Health requested not to publish the confidential statistics that were included in the most recent report for the ministry on social threats, as quoted by Mehr News agency.
Iranian regime has formed what it calls the 'Liberation Army' whose units as it says will be deployed in Arab countries, according to reports.
Currently, Iranian regime is involved in large scale, in multiple conflicts notably Syria and Yemen and also interferes in internal affairs of Iraq and Lebanon through its proxies.
Mohammad Ali Al Falaki, who heads the 'Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps', said in an interview published on Friday by Al Mashriq news that Iran is involved on three fronts: Iraq, Syria and Yemen.
Iran 'created the Liberation Army in Syria under the leadership of Qassem Soleimani', said Falaki, who leads forces in Syria.
Soleimani who is on US terrorist list is the head of the Revolutionary Guard Corps' elite Quds Force.
'The forces that belong to this army are not Iranians only. In any place where there is a fight, we organize and supply the army from the people of the area,' said Falaki.
According to different and multiple reports Tehran has been recruiting tens of thousands of Afghan and Pakistanis to step up the country's efforts in the Syrian war, offering them salaries to join the war on the side of Bashar al-Assad.