Mir-Hossein Mousavi 'involved in massacre', says report
10-Jul-2011 (9 comments)

Mr Mousavi, the defeated candidate in last June's presidential election, served as Iran's prime minister when Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, the regime's spiritual leader, issued a fatwa that sentenced thousands of political prisoners to death without trial, according to the report by one of Britain's leading human rights lawyers.

Mr Mousavi is one of several prominent Iranian politicians who are accused of implementing the order. According to a detailed report published by Geoffrey Robertson QC, who specialises in human rights law, the prisoners were executed for refusing to recant their political and religious beliefs.

Darius Kadivar

Why Is this Leaking Out Now ? ...

by Darius Kadivar on

Mir-Hossein Mousavi, the leader of Iran's opposition green movement was involved in the massacre of more than 10,000 political prisoners in 1988, according to a report.


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Veiled Prophet of Khorasan

What does USA

by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


Do with traitors:

United States Code at 18 U.S.C. § 2381 states "whoever, owing allegiance to the United States, levies war against them or adheres to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort within the United States or elsewhere, is guilty of treason and shall suffer death, or shall be imprisoned not less than five years and fined under this title but not less than $10,000; and shall be incapable of holding any office under the United States."


Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


Raping girls or anyone is also a crime that should be punished. No matter what they have done even if they are Maryam Rajavi. Two wrongs don't make a right. Absolutely those guilty of it should be subject to full extent of the law. That however does not excuse the Rajavi.

Kurdistan is a different matter. I like to know more about it. Please post some links on the issue. I oppose separatism but support general rights of Kurds. I admit my lack of full knowledge of what you are talking about. Please write more about the details.

Veiled Prophet of Khorasan


by Veiled Prophet of Khorasan on


They do not belong in the Hague they belong in a court in Iran. Why should these criminals be tried by Europeans. They probably give them medals. Rajavi should be tried by Iranians who will give them what they deserve.

For now IRI does not have a proper justice system. Still I think the final verdict must be Iranian. As YMJ said they are guilty of treason. It means harsh punished. Now we can debate execution or life sentence but it is going to be harsh. As far as I am concerned for Rajavi duo execution is too good. The low rank ones should get something as low as pardon depending on their level of crime.

We have opposition who remained loyal to Iran. RP is an example who volunteered to fly planes against Saddam. Now that is real opposition and loyalty together. 

Mash Ghasem

YMJ, Is raping virgin girls the night before their excution also

by Mash Ghasem on

a part of  the 'treatment' for those who take up arms against your beloved IR?

How about IR's military occupation of Kurdestan, and Mass Armed Struggle against IR? The inalienable right of self defense against an occupying army?



Picking up arms against your country = execuation

by YMJ on

People who pick up arms against their country ended up executed. It's the same everywhere else.


How come the MKO think they can pick up arms against Iran, DURING WAR TIME, and think their memebers and anyone associated to their members won't be executed?


I think some peple who comment hear are just so anti-IR that they are blinded.  


What kind of "leakage" is that?

by Roozbeh_Gilani on

I was hearing the reports of these executions with actual names of neighbours, class mates, one barely 16 years of age, every day and that was me, not long moved abroad to study. How could then Mousavi, the  prime minister of the country  not be aware of tens of thousands of political prisoners being murdered in such cowardly fashion?

BTW, the only single voice from within the "system" against this act of genocide was that of  late Ayatollah montazari. The brave old man detailed in his memoires his pleas to the SOB khomeini  not to do this (despite losing one of his own to MKO), and the way the murdering psychopath rejected his pleas. Montazari in turn lost a certain place in the "system" as the next "leader". But he gained much more. He gained the love, affection and respect of the entire Iranian nation for this and other acts of solidarity with people.

God Bless him 

"Personal business must yield to collective interest."


Haleh has a point.

by MM on

This report came out last year (June 2010), has been discussed in several blogs and available from several sources including Abdorrahman Boroumand Foundation, who archives these human rights violations in Iran.

Geoffrey Robertson QC's report The Massacre of Political Prisoners in Iran 1988 can be downloaded at http://www.iranrights.org/english/attachments/doc_1110.pdf


hm...MKO perhaps...

by Haleh on

I think the clue is in the text:

"n an interview given to Austrian television in December 1988, Mr Mousavi tried to defend the mass executions of the prisoners, many of whom were members of the Marxist "Mojahedin Khalq" organisation, which opposed the Islamic regime established by Khomeini following the 1979 Iranian revolution." 

"Mojahedin Khalq" organisation...Aren't they supposedly trying to get off the terrorist list in US??Not that I agree with them...after what they have done and are doing they deserve every thing they get. Well until they re-cant and apologize to the Iranian people for their crimes...in the end of the day they are a band of deluded brain washed un-educated people. However would love to the see the Mr & Mrs Rajavi team in the Hague!