More than 5,000 intellectuals were killed following the terrorist Khameini's order in 1989.
Politicians called for a re-investigation into the case of massacres committed by the Iranian regime after Tehran prepared squads in Iraq to assassinate its opponents. It is believed that Tehran was responsible for killing of Suad al-Ali, an activist in Basra, and Shawki al-Haddad, a politician who was close to Muqtada al-Sadr.
Ali, who had been involved in organizing protests demanding better services in Basra, died instantly after she got shot by the gunmen who fled the scene as she and her husband were about to get in their car.
He called on lawyers to open the file of the massacre of intellectuals at the widest door to condemn the leaders of the Iranian regime, put them in prison for their criminal acts.
According to a fatwa issued by Khameini in August and September 1988, the Iranian authorities executed and hid thousands of political prisoners in an extermination operation that is the largest in the history of the Iranian regime.
Until now, the case remains open, pending an international trial of the regime. Amnesty International is leading a campaign to open graves for hidden facts and to unfold the regime's blood-soaked secrets.
The story dates back to late July 1988, according to a full report published by Al-Arab newspaper, when thousands of political opposition figures in Iran's prisons were forcibly disappeared. Most of them were young men and women. They were imprisoned for their political views towards the regime.
Similar crimes and abuses were also committed by the Iranian regime for four decades by severely suppressing the rights to freedom of belief, expression, and peaceful gathering. Systematic trials were carried out by the regime. Authorities tortured and executed many people every year. Thousands were detained and put on death row.
Today, the regime is severing its policies amid people's protests against poverty, inflation, corruption and political tyranny, besides anger and dissatisfaction.
In November, Iranian security authorities arrested a prominent journalist after she uncovered that a minister, who recently retired, was involved in a corruption case, activists on Telegram said.
Iranian activists said that Iran's Ministry of Intelligence arrested Saba Azarpeik, a journalist in Iran's reformist Etemad newspaper, one day after revealing a document proving the corruption of former Iranian Minister of Industry Mohammad Shariatmadari.
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of the Right to Freedom of Opinion and Expression David Kaye criticized Iran's repressive crackdown on the media in his report on repression and curtailing freedom of expression, especially with its harassment, imprisonment, torture and killing of journalists.
"Iran continues to crack down on journalists and the media, including harassment, arbitrary detention, travel bans, and surveillance of intelligence agents of individuals and their families," he said in his report to the UN.
Human rights organization’s reported last year that about 200 correspondents and journalists were summoned and interrogated by the security services and 32 were sentenced to long prison sentences of up to 16 years during the first term of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani.
The annual report of Reporters Without Borders on freedom of the press and protection of journalists' rights around the world stated that Iran is one of the top five countries with the highest number of imprisoned journalists in the world.