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UN's Iran investigator calls for inquiry on Raisi's role in 1988 executions

The UN’s special rapporteur on human rights in Iran told Reuters that his office had collected evidence of the mass executions to share with the UN Human Rights Council.
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The United Nations’ top human rights investigator for Iran said he backs a probe of President-elect Ebrahim Raisi's involvement in the mass killing of Iranian prisoners in 1988.  

Javaid Rehman, the UN’s special rapporteur on the situation of human rights in Iran, told Reuters on Monday that his office is willing to share testimonies and evidence collected on the Iranian executions with the UN Human Rights Council or any other investigative body.

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