On November 8, 2019, supporters of the main Iranian opposition group & families of victims held an exhibition in front of UN, demanding Regime accountable 4 , abuses & as the regime undergoes à l’ONU. Les Iraniens ont exhorté les pays membres à demander des comptes au régime iranien pour le @lemanbleutv @LNFlive @eric_gf @GuiChillier pic.twitter.com/ekzRyd6m8q
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On November 4, 2019, the U.S. Department of Treasury sanctioned Ebrahim Raisi. The designation was announced by a Department of Treasury’s Press Release reading: “Previously, as deputy prosecutor general of Tehran, Raisi participated in a so-called “death commission” that ordered the extrajudicial executions of thousands of political prisoners in 1988.”
The issue was also raised in a special telephone briefing of the Department of State. In the briefing a US Senior Administration Official said:
“Specifically, our actions today target, first and foremost, Ebrahim Raisi. He is the head of Iran’s judiciary and he was appointed by the supreme leader in March of 2019. When he was deputy prosecutor general of Tehran, Raisi participated in the so-called death commission that ordered the extrajudicial killings of thousands – I repeat, thousands – of political prisoners in 1988. Raisi’s oversight of the judiciary in Iran perpetuates the country’s record of barbaric human rights abuses.”
The demonstrators demanded that the Iranian regime’s officials be tried in international tribunals for their role in crimes against humanity. They also called on the international community to end three decades of impunity for the clerical regime’s leaders. They called for the referral of Iran’s human rights dossier, particularly the massacre in 1988, to the UN Security Council.