call for a comprehensive and independent investigation into the massacre 1988
25 October 2017 - In her first address to the Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, Ms. Asma Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in Iran, called for a comprehensive and independent investigation into the massacre of political prisoners in 1988 in Iran.
She said: "The significant number of petitions, communications, and documentation related to the reported execution of thousands of political prisoners, men, women, and teenagers in 1988, speaks of a deep and unremitting pain that must be surely addressed. The killings themselves have been acknowledged by some at the highest levels of the State. Almost on a daily basis, I receive heartfelt letters from the relatives of those killed calling for answers. The families of the victims have a right to remedy, reparation, and the right to know about the truth of these events and the fate of the victims without risking reprisal.”
The Special Rapporteur reiterated her call for a comprehensive and independent investigation into the massacre.