No rest for the dead

According to Amnesty International and Justice for Iran, the authorities in Iran are bulldozing over and building on top of mass graves of the thousands of so-called “mujahedeen” who were executed in the aftermath of the lengthy war with Iraq.

The sham trials of as many as 30,000 communists, Kurds, political and other prisoners ended with their extra-judicial killings and burials in more than 120 sites across Iran.

The 31-page report lays out clearly seven of the sites that are being concreted over; it is based on interviews with 28 former prisoners and 23 family members of prisoners.