Mass Killing of Political Prisoners

Over five months in 1988, Iran’s regime subjected thousands of political prisoners across the country to minutes-long “re-trials” — that failed to meet any international standards of due process — and was presided over by what prisoners came to call “Death Commissions.” Based on only a few questions about their political or religious beliefs, about 5,000 prisoners were killed that summer.
During the summer in which these killings took place, Mr. Mahallati was Iran’s U.N. ambassador.