The trial of Hamid Nouri, one of the 1988 massacre henchmen, started on Tuesday 10th August. Nouri has been identified as one of the main perpetrators of the 1988 massacre of political prisoners in Iran. At the time, he was assistant to the deputy Prosecutor in Gohardasht Prison in Karaj (west of Tehran).

He was the executioner of a large number of prisoners. Before that, he was a member of the Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) and worked for many years as an interrogator and torturer in the notorious Evin Prison in Tehran.

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As summer temperatures soared in the Iranian province of Khuzestan, water shortages became a pronounced crisis, sparking mass protests in a number of cities and towns including Ahvaz, Khorramshahr, Hamidiyeh, and Mahshahr. The first such demonstrations were recorded on July 15, and these helped to establish the messaging that would define the protests for two weeks and counting.

Many participants in the first night’s protests chanted, “We will not accept humiliation.” Over time, that slogan has been adapted to reflect the government’s violent response, so that many current participants are chanting, “Iranians die, but we will not accept humiliation.” The first known fatality from the unrest took place on the second day, July 16, and the victim was identified as 26-year-old Mostafa Na’imawi.

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