Iranian Resistance sends list of 47 victims of political killings in Iran to UN Human Rights High Commissioner, urges formation of international fact-finding mission

In a letter to Ms. Mary Robinson, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, NCR's Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman enclosed the list of names of 47 persons secretly murdered or abducted by the clerical regime's Intelligence Ministry in the past four years.

The list and separate letters were also sent to the Foreign Ministers of the European Union, Canada and the U.S. Secretary of State.

NCR's Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman wrote: "This list does not include those opponents of the regime who call for its overthrow and the establishment of a secular and democratic government. Nor does it include executed political prisoners, political activists and a large number of the regime's opponents like Prof. Kazem Rajavi, Mohammad Hossein Naghdi, Zahra Rajabi, and Ali Akbar Qorbani, etc., who have been assassinated over the past decade. It includes basically those who accepted to live and work under the rule of the clerical regime, within the framework of its Constitution and other laws. The regime, nevertheless, could not even tolerate these people."

Mohaddessin added that more than 80% of the victims disappeared or were murdered during Khatami's presidency.

"In such circumstances," he wrote, "any division of responsibility for violation of human rights in Iran, especially exoneration of mullah Khatami as the regime's president, is not consistent with the reality and will provide the best way for the regime in its entirety to evade the international consequences of its anti-human crimes."

Mohaddessin urged Ms. Robinson, as the ultimate international authority on human rights, to condemn these sinister killings and not to allow this regime to continue its crimes against the people of Iran with impunity.

Underlining the proposal by NCR President Mr. Massoud Rajavi, Mohaddessin called on Ms. Robinson to form an international fact-finding mission, which would include a representative of the Iranian Resistance, and send it to Iran to investigate the circumstances and identify the masterminds and perpetrators of these murders and hundreds of other terrorist operations the clerical regime has carried out in other countries. He also declared the readiness of the Iranian Resistance to cooperate with such a delegation.

Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
May 27, 1999

The list of names of 47 victims of "political murders," by the clerical regime since 1995, are as follows:

Morteza Alian Najafabadi (Mashad)
Behrouz Abdi (Jan.-Feb. 1999, Ahwaz)
Ghazaleh Alizadeh (May 1996, Ramsar)
Ahmad Amir-Alaei (Oct. 1995, Tehran)
Hossein Barazandeh (Jan. 1999, Mashad)
Pirouz Davani (Jan. 1999, Tehran)
Fatemeh Islami (Jan. 1999, Tehran)
Zahra Eftekhari (Mashad)
Javad Emami (Jan. 1999, Tehran)
Sonia Emami (Jan. 1999, Tehran)
Daryoush and Parvaneh Forouhar (Nov. 1998, Tehran)
Mamousta Farough Farsa, Sharifkhan, Naderkhan and Yar Mohammadkhan Gomshad-Zehi (May 1998, Baluchistan)
Khalilkhan Gomshad-Zehi (1998)
Fatemeh Qa'em-Maqami (Dec. 1997, Tehran)
Amir Ghafouri (Mashad)
Hamid Hajizadeh
Col. Khanlar Hedayati (1998, Tehran)
Ghaffar Hosseini (Nov. 1996)
Karim Jalil (Jan. 1999, Tehran)
Dr. Parviz Khaksari (Jan. 1999, Tehran)
Mohammad Jafar Kianlou (December 1998)
Hassan Kaftardoust (Jan. 1999, Tabriz)
Mohammad Mokhtari (December 1998, Tehran)
Fatemeh Moussavi (Jan. 1999, Tehran)
Seyyed Mahmoud Maydani (Mashad)
Ahmad Moftizadeh
Ahmad Mirin Sayyad
Dr. Jamshid Partovi (Jan. 1999, Tehran)
Mohammad Jafar Pouyandeh (December 1998, Tehran)
Rostami (Nov. 1998)
Mamousta Rabi'i (Kermanshah)
Seyyed Majid Saeidi (Jan. 1999)
Morteza Shams (Jan. 1999)
Sane'ii (1996)
Sane'ii's wife (1996)
Akbar Tofiq (Jan. 1999)
Ahmad Tafazzoli (1995, Tehran)
Reverend Mohammad Baqer Yousefi (Sept. 1996, Sari)
Ibrahim Zalzadeh (March 1997, Tehran)
Sheikh Mohammad Zia'ii (Bandar Abbas)
Mohammad Taqi Zehtabi (December 1998, Tabriz).

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