Iran dissidents file new lawsuit against Raisi in US

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi is accused of ordering thousands of dissident deaths in his country. – EPA pic, September 21, 2022.

IRANIAN dissidents and ex-prisoners including a Western academic yesterday announced the filing of a civil suit in New York against Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi as he attended the UN general assembly.

The Islamic republic’s hard-line president is the target of the complaint for his role as a judge in the 1980s when thousands of people were sentenced to death in the country, according to the advocacy group National Union for Democracy in Iran (Nufdi). 

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