Ebrahim Raisi’s Death: A Strategic Blow to Iran’s Regime

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Ebrahim Raisi’s Crimes Against Humanity and the National Council of Resistance of Iran’s Revelations

Overview of Ebrahim Raisi’s Crimes

Ebrahim Raisi, now deceased, was the President of Iran with a history marked by severe human rights abuses. His role in the 1988 massacre of political prisoners is one of the most egregious examples.

iran president ebrahim raisi helicopter crash. Kanal13 CC screenshot.
Iran President Ebrahim Raisi helicopter crash. Kanal13 CC screenshot. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3Ulb1FW-qw

As a member of the “death commission,” Raisi was involved in the execution of approximately 30,000 political dissidents, primarily members of the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI).

These executions were carried out in Evin and Gohardasht prisons, and the bodies were buried in mass graves whose locations remain concealed by the Iranian authorities. His tenure as head of the judiciary saw further human rights violations, including the crackdown on the November 2019 protests where hundreds were unlawfully killed and many others tortured.

NCRI’s Campaigns and Revelations

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has been pivotal in exposing Raisi’s crimes and advocating for justice. Here are some key conferences and actions led by the NCRI:

Key Conferences and Campaigns

  • Paris Conferences:
    • September 10, 2021: The NCRI held a conference titled “Impunity for Terrorism and Crimes Against Humanity” in Paris. This event highlighted Raisi’s participation in the 1988 massacre and called for international accountability. High-profile figures like former MEP Struan Stevenson demanded Raisi’s arrest if he traveled abroad.
  • Washington, D.C.:
    • August 25, 2022: At a press conference, the NCRI underscored its commitment to hold Raisi accountable for crimes against humanity and genocide. The NCRI’s representatives, including high-ranking US officials, reiterated the need for international legal action against Raisi.
  • European Parliament and Brussels:
    • October 13 and July 9, 2021: In various sessions at the European Parliament, NCRI representatives and European lawmakers called for Raisi’s prosecution. Former MEP Struan Stevenson emphasized the atrocities committed during the 1988 massacre and urged European governments to take legal action if Raisi visited their countries.
  • Rome:
    • September 21, 2021: Simultaneous protests and conferences were held in Rome and other major cities like Berlin, New York, and London. These events condemned Raisi’s virtual address to the UN General Assembly and reiterated calls for justice for the 1988 massacre victims.
  • New York Lawsuit:
    • June 24, 2021: The NCRI announced a federal complaint in New York against Raisi for his role in the 1988 massacre. This legal action sought to bring global attention to Raisi’s human rights violations and demanded accountability through international legal frameworks.
Ripped Ebrahim Raisi Campaign Poster Iranian 2021 Presidential Election
Ripped Ebrahim Raisi Campaign Poster Iranian 2021 Presidential Election