#Raisi – the Butcher of Tehran needs to sustain an enemy to deflect from his sordid past.
Butcher of Tehran’ for his role in purging Tehran’s prisons from political prisoners. According to a fatwa issued by Khomeini, Raisi along with then Tehran Prosecutor Morteza Eshraghi, then Sharia Judge Hossein-Ali Nayyeri, and Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) representative Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi, was the main elements of the ‘Death Commission,’ which sent thousands of political prisoners to the gallows within kangaroo trials.
In recent months, seven UN special rapporteurs and more than 150 former UN officials, jurists, and human rights advocates described the extrajudicial executions of political prisoners in 1988 as a crime against humanity. They called for an investigation into the case and holding the massacre’s perpetrators accountable.
Afterward, in 1989, Raisi was appointed as Tehran Prosecutor. During his tenure as the prosecutor of Tehran, Raisi issued enormous inhuman sentences, including amputation, lapidation, and falling. “The sentence of hand amputation is among our pride,”