According to recent reports, the Iranian regime is on the verge of implementing plans to destroy the sites of mass graves in Khavaran Cemetery. The plans are part of a much larger pattern whereby the Iranian regime has been destroying evidence of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners that took place over several months.

Based on the information we received from Iran, Iranian authorities are pressuring Baha’i families to bury their loved ones in the Khavaran burial site, therefore, putting the mass grave site at further risk of destruction, tampering with vital forensic evidence, and continuing to commit crimes against humanity.


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Amnesty International called for Iran to immediately release political prisoners and elite students Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, who have been held on national security offenses, “including gathering and colluding to commit crimes against national security and spreading propaganda against the system”, for a year.

The human rights group tweeted: “For one year [Younesi and Moradi] have been held without trial in section 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison, under the control of the ministry of intelligence, and have been denied access to an independent lawyer of their own choosing.”

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On Sunday, February 21, relatives of Behnam Mahjoubi confirmed the death of this imprisoned dervish. After months of torture in Evin Prison and a lack of necessary medical care, he was transferred from prison to Tehran’s Loghman Hospital.

There have been conflicting reports about his death under government censorship and judicial denials by executioners. Behnam Mahjoubi was suffering from severe epilepsy, and doctors had confirmed that he could not stand imprisonment.

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