07/26/2018

Urgent Action: ROAD TO BE BUILT OVER INDIVIDUAL AND MASS GRAVES (Iran: UA 140.18)


The families of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially killed in Ahvaz, southern Iran, in the 1980s are suffering untold mental anguish and distress as the authorities are destroying the individual and mass graves of their loved ones. They are afraid of facing further persecution if they speak out.

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The families of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially killed in Ahvaz, southern Iran, in the 1980s are suffering untold mental anguish and distress as the authorities are destroying the individual and mass graves of their loved ones. They are afraid of facing further persecution if they speak out.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately stop the destruction of individual and mass graves belonging to the victims of the mass killings of 1980s and respect families’ right to bury their relatives in dignity;
  • Stop the harassment of families seeking truth, justice and reparation, and conduct a thorough, independent and effective criminal investigation of the enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings of 1980s, including efforts to cover up the crimes, and bring to justice those suspected of criminal responsibility in fair trials, without recourse to the death penalty;
  • Recognize that mass graves are crime scenes that require forensic expertise to undertake exhumations to determine the identity of the remains and the circumstances of what happened and enable families to receive the remains of their loved ones.

Contact these two officials by 6 September, 2018:
Mayor of Ahvaz
Mansour Katanbaf

City Council, Amanieh Street,
Sepah Avenue, Ahwaz, Iran
Phone: (061) 3333 20 89
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Mayor

H.E. Gholamali Khoshroo, Permanent Representative
of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations
622 Third Avenue, 34th Floor

New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212 687 2020 | Fax: 212 867 7086
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Permanent Representative

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