Petition to Stop Executions in Iran and Bring Justice to the Families of Victims

Dear Secretary General of United Nations,

The number of executions is rising in Iran, journalists are being detained for doing their job and activists face cruel and degrading punishments, long prison terms and even execution. Even worse, the regime has chosen a president accused of committing crime against humanity for his role as a member of the “Death Commission” in the purge of political prisoners during the summer of 1988.

According to the most recent reports by Amnesty International Ebrahim Raisi should be investigated instead of being president. His selection by Iran’s supreme leader means that impunity has had devastating effects in encouraging human rights violations in Iran.

We, the undersigned, hereby urge you to take up this issue and raise it in the next session of the General Assembly in order to;

  1. Put pressure on Iran to immediately halt the executions and abolish death penalty in Iran.
  2. Call on all Western governments to make any improvement in economic relations with Iran contingent on its human rights record.
  3. Demand in its resolution on human rights violations in Iran, to bring the perpetrators of 1988 massacre (one of the worst atrocities the post-war world has ever seen – Geoffrey Robertson-QC), including Ebrahim Raisi the current president of Iran, to justice before an international tribunal.