Amnesty International NGO should prosecute new Iranian president “for crimes”

Radical Conservative Ibrahim Razi was elected President of Iran on June 18, 2021. – Atta Canare / AFP

The reaction did not take long. A few hours later Election announcement Extremist Conservative Ibrahim Rawzi as President of Iran
, Amnesty International The latter, he said, should be investigated for “crimes against humanity” and “brutal repression” of human rights.

“The fact that Ibrahim Rizi accepted the presidency instead of being prosecuted for crimes against humanity, murder, enforced disappearances and torture is a stark reminder that Iran is ruling at the pinnacle of impunity,” Amnesty International said in a statement.

He was accused of participating in the “death commission”

The London-based human rights group has accused Tehran of being a member of the “Death Commission” for forcibly disappearing and responsible for the extrajudicial killings of thousands of detainees detained while working as a deputy lawyer for the revolution. Court in 1988.

When asked about these executions in 2018 and 2020, Ibrahim Razi denied that they played any role in them, but paid “tribute” to the “order” given, according to him, Ayatollah Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the purge.

According to Amnesty International, “the fate of the victims and the whereabouts of their bodies have been systematically covered up by Iranian authorities to this day, akin to crimes against humanity.”

During his tenure as chairman of the Judicial Authority for the past two years, he repeatedly accused Ibrahim R.C. of “leading the brutal suppression of human rights.” The NGO says the crackdown has affected “hundreds of peaceful dissidents, human rights activists and members of arbitrarily detained minorities.”

“(…) He is also responsible Arrest of thousands of protesters According to the same source, hundreds of forced disappearances (…) were buried in the blood after the November 2019 protests.

UN It apologized to member states of the Human Rights Council for “taking decisive action to bring about a fair trial in Iran.”