1988 Prison Massacre

IHRDC Commends Canada’s Parliament for Adoption of Motion on 1988 Massacre

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Commends Canada’s Parliament for Recognizing the 1988 Prison Massacre in the Islamic Republic of Iran as Constituting ... Read more

IHRDC Urges Canada's Parliament to Recognize the 1988 Prison Massacre as Constituting Crimes against Humanity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Iran Human Rights Documentation Center Urges Canada’s Parliament to Recognize the 1988 Prison Massacre in the Islamic Republic of Iran as Constituting ... Read more

Deadly Fatwa: Iran's 1988 Prison Massacre

This report documents and analyzes the Iranian government’s massacre of political prisoners in 1988. Pursuant to a fatwa issued by then-Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khomeini, the ... Read more

Witness Statement: Fariborz Baghai

In this witness statement, Fariborz Baghai, a Tudeh Party leader, describes his imprisonment from 1981 to 1993 and in particular his experience during the summer ... Read more

Witness Statement: Mitra Lager

Mitra Lager, a former supporter of the Mojahdedin-e Khalq (MEK), describes her arrests and torture in the early and mid-1980s and recalls how the Hezbollahe ... Read more

Witness Statement: Reza Azad

Reza Azad describes the brutal mistreatment and torture he suffered as a political prisoner in Iran from 1982 to 1987.   Name: Reza Azad Father's Name: Khosrow Place of ... Read more

Witness Statement: Mahmoud Roghani

In this witness statement, Mahmoud Roghani describes his imprisonment in Iran from 1983 to 1989. Roghani was a member of the Tudeh Party, a leftist ... Read more

Witness Statement: Amir Atiabi

Amir Atiabi, who was a political prisoner in Iran, narrates his experiences during the summer of the 1988 when thousands of political prisoners were summarily ... Read more

Witness Statement: Bahman Rahbari

Bahman Rahbari was arrested in 1980 in connection with an attempt by military officers to overthrow the newly installed Islamic Republic. He spent five years ... Read more

Witness Statement: Shahrara

Shahrara was convicted for her political activities in 1983 when she was sixteen years old. She was not released from imprisonment after completing her sentence ... Read more

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