by Darius Kadivar

Payam Akhavan, a former UN war crimes prosecutor at The Hague and co-founder of the Iran Human Rights Documentation Centre, is working on a petition to send to the UN Security Council and The Hague - that will look into Iran's post-election violence. In an interview to Al Jazeera from New York, Akhavan said: "the Iranian regime can't continue to suppress people unless they resort to mass murder".


Below Official List (to date pending changes or additions) of Killings and Arrests due to Riots:


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Anonymous123 is happy

by Anonymous123 (not verified) on

Mr. Fozolie, I did not mean to offend you. I appreciate your desire to act, as well as that of any petition organizers. I will sign any petition 1) addressed to an international court with jurisdiction to act; 2) explaining why it should act. This petition is addressed to the wrong court, and contains more attack on Ali Khamenei and the Iranian constitution than documentation of international crimes. But I am sure there must be some way the desires of almost 30,000 (and counting) can be channelled toward justice.

ebi amirhosseini

Mr kadivar

by ebi amirhosseini on

Sepaas for sharing.

Ebi aka Haaji


I am not confused

by fozolie on

But in too much of a rush, apologies to the good Prof. for getting his first name wrong. I was not suggesting the link was his but just that something along the same lines had already been started so many Iranians feel as he does. I am going to try to find out if the petition organizers are aware that of PAYAM Akhavan. Happy? Did you sign the petition? 

Mr. Fozolie


Fozolie seems a bit

by Anonymous123 (not verified) on

Fozolie seems a bit confused. Professor Akhavan's name is Payam, not Payman (from Paymaneh, the comment below?) - and I am quite sure that the linked petition is *not* his. The linked petition is attributed to Alireza Moradiniya and, among other things, should be addressed to the International Criminal Court, not the International Court of Justice.


Thank You, Dr. Akhavan

by s. (not verified) on

How wonderful to have a mind like Dr. Akhavan,
professor of international law, working for the human rights of Iranians at this time of crisis.
His prediction is heart-stopping.

Anyone listening to the woman speaking by telephone to CBS where the Basiji were throwing people off the bridge and bashing heads has to know what Dr. Akhavan means.


Darius Jan

by capt_ayhab on

Signed and forwarded to all my friends

Thanks buddy




However, Mr. Ardehsir Ommani has a different view!!!??

by Anonymous500 (not verified) on

Whtever the world says about the IRI, we should listen to one and only ture Iranian patriot, Mr. Rdeshir Ommani and his "Lash o Loosh" in his AFIC who are of the opinion that: Read the following:

لذا، ما امضاء کنندگان ذیل، جمعی از شهروندان ایرانی و آمریکائی، از افراد عادی و طبقه کارگر، که طی پنجسال گذشته با تحمیل تحریمهای ستمگرانه و دخالتهای خارجی ایالات متحده و سایر دولتهای غربی علیه مردم و ملت ایران مخالفت کرده ایم، با کمال احترام تقاضا مندیم که دفتر محترم شما از ابراز هرگونه نظری مبنی بر اینکه دولت اسلامی ایران "خلاف قانون" عمل نموده و یا هرنوع اظهاریه ای مبنی بر اینکه دولت ایران باید "دستگیری افراد، تهدید و استفاده از وسایل قهریه را متوقف سازد" امتناع ورزد.

از توجه جنابعالی به این موضوع سپاسگذاریم،

با احترام،

Taken from Ommani's open letter to the General Sec of the United Nations on AFIC web page.


Fozolie you're right!

by Quebeqi on

Let's support Professor Akhavan!

I saw him in Montreal last week in a Silent Scream rally on Dorchester Square. I told him that I can hardly wait to see him in the Hague prosecuting against Mortazavi who murdered Zahra Kazemi.

Darius Kadivar

fozolie Thanks for the link

by Darius Kadivar on


Signed !



We should support Payman Akhavan

by fozolie on

Darius Kadivar

Yes Of course Paymaneh Jaan

by Darius Kadivar on

I am afraid these are just the names identified but there are alas much more not to count the collateral human casualties like those who may have been badly injured or paralized for life as a result of the attacks.

An exact figure won't be available unless an international investigation is allowed to do its work and that is something the IRI won't allow. To think that during the Shah's time we belonged to the Red Lion officially linked to the International Red Cross and the the Red Cross was allowed to visit Evin and political prisoners. This is not even imaginable today in Iran. God knows the treatment that is given to those caught red handed during the riots. Some are already being showcased on TV as if they were provoked by VOA and BBC Persian.

Poor devils ...

But I hope people won't lose Faith. The Regime MUST Be Toppled one way or another. I'm afraid though that Only Time and Fate will say when and how ...



Paymaneh Amiri

Dead count

by Paymaneh Amiri on

Thank you for sharing this Mr. Kadivar.  The actual number of the deaths caused by the regime's brutal force on unarmed citizens is estimated to be a lot higher than 27.  I hope the numbers are known soon and that due attention is placed on this travesty.  I believe an international authority will have to put a halt to the killing machine that Basij and Iranian police have become.  I am afraid unless such a halt is forced upon IRI authorities soon, they are planning for hasty and unfair trials and executions of the several hundred people already in detention in Iran, in order to place blame on them for the turmoil which has claimed the remaining dignity of IRI.