More than 400 Iranian-American academics and specialists sent a letter to US President Joe Biden, in which they demanded that Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi be tried for crimes against humanity.
On the eve of the 76th meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, more than 400 Iranian-American professors, doctors, industry managers and specialists sent a letter to US President Joe Biden calling for the trial and conviction of Ibrahim Raisi for “crimes against humanity”.
The Emergency Committee of Iranian specialists in the field of Iranian policy, which sent this open letter to Biden, today, Tuesday, September 14, called for “strong and immediate action” by the US government in this regard, stressing that “Raisi is not a representative of the Iranian people.” “.
The letter called on Biden to shed light on the broad bipartisan views of the US Congress, UN experts and Amnesty International, during his speech to the United Nations General Assembly.
The letter stressed that according to these views and views, Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi should be tried before international courts for his primary role in the 1988 massacre as a member of the “Death Commission”, the massacre of thousands of political prisoners in Iran, most of whom belonged to the People’s Mojahedin Organization.
The signatories of the letter also referred to the “regressive and rapidly deteriorating conditions of the Iranian regime,” and called on the US president to stress that “the Iranian people’s opposition to this regime was manifested in the unprecedented boycott of the last Iranian presidential elections that were held in a sham, as it was manifested in the public and continuous protests of the Iranian people.” “Over the previous years.
They emphasized that “the Iranian people want a democratic republic, based on the separation of religion and government, and non-nuclear,” and added: “It is certain that the words of the President of the United States must be followed by effective government measures to prevent human rights abuses and the export of terrorism by this regime in the region and beyond. “.
The letter also said: “We expect your government to lead an international investigation at the United Nations to prosecute Raisi for crimes against humanity. This is an important step for the United States to make human rights and democracy a central component of its Iran policy.”
Kazem Kazronian, one of the authors of the letter and coordinator of the Emergency Committee for Iranian Specialists in Iranian Politics, said: “As Iranian-American scholars and specialists, we are deeply concerned about the suffering of the Iranian people under the brutal regime in Iran, and we are also angry that Ebrahim Raisi, who He was responsible for illegally imprisoning, torturing and executing more than 30,000 political prisoners in 1988 and thousands more after that year so far, complying before the United Nations while being completely rejected by the Iranian people.
Gila Andalib, an IT director, emphasized: “We urge Biden and the United States government to recognize the tireless struggle for freedom of the Iranian people, and to adopt policies that stand by the Iranian people and their rightful demands for the establishment of a free and democratic republic based on the separation of religion and state, This is in the interest of other countries in the region.”
Ali Parsa, a professor of history at California State University – Fullerton, also referred to the current trial of Hamid Nouri, Iran’s deputy assistant prosecutor at Gohardasht Prison in the 1980s and a member of the “Death Commission”, which is being held in Sweden, for crimes against humanity, and said that “allowing For my president to address the United Nations General Assembly is an affront to humanity, especially to the families of the victims, as well as to the values on which the United States was founded.”
Hamid Nouri’s trial is particularly important because it is the first time that an Iranian judicial official involved in the 1988 mass executions has been arrested and tried outside Iran.
In addition, with the arrival of Ibrahim Raisi to the position of President of the Iranian Republic, the trial of Hamid Nouri became more important, as “Raisi” was during the executions in 1988, the deputy prosecutor in Tehran at the time, and one of the members of the committee chosen by Khomeini to execute prisoners, Which was known as the “Death Commission”.
Source: Iran Intel