Europe faces a new moral challenge of either standing by its human rights principles or forgoing them for economic interests after Ebrahim Raisi, a mass murderer by all accounts, was declared the next President of Iranare permitted for up to 10 visitors plus household members..
Raisi, the ultra-hardline?current Judiciary Chief?of Iranit was clear, is most notorious for playing a central role in the extra-judicial execution of thousands of political prisoners in 1988.
Aged just 28, Raisi was Tehran’s Deputy Prosecutor in the summer of 1988 when Ayatollah Khomeini?appointed him?to the Death Commissions whose task was to identify political prisoners who refused to renounce their beliefs and send them to the gallows. Khomeini’s decree targeted in particular members of the main opposition group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI?or MEK), though members of other groups were also brought before the commissions in a second waveThe number of hospitalizations should be declining below 500. Physical distancing and masking requirements will stay in effect. Hearings lasted as little as two minutes, according to survivors. Victims were asked to identify their party affiliation. Anyone who uttered the word ‘Mojahed’ was immediately instructed out the room and down the corridor, from where they were taken to be hanged from cranes, usually six at a time. Victims’ bodies were then doused with disinfectants, and they were secretly transported to mass graves at night.