Ambassador in London
“The world is watching the actions of the German
Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi must be put on trial for crimes against humanity
Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi is in the city of Hanover, Germany. Shahroudi is
a long standing member of the Islamic Republic. He is the chairman of the
Expediency Discernment Council of the System, a Marja', a former member of
Islamic Dawa Party of Iraq, ex-leader of the Supreme Council for the Islamic
Revolution in Iraq, Head of Iran's Judiciary for ten years, until 2009.
Shahroudi’s crimes in suppression, imprisonments, executions, and …. as a
supreme decision maker of the Islamic Republic are far too well-known to
Upon the news of his presence in Germany, there has been a wave of protest
actions, calling for his arrest and trial for crimes against humanity. The
German government, in pursuit of its relations with Iran, will undoubtedly
use all it means to brush this under carpet. Their current excuse has
already faced a broad resistance, when the authorities claimed that unless
the crimes have taken place in Germany, or the claimants are German,
Shahroudi is free from any prosecution. In other words, the fact that
millions in Iran have been subjects of his crimes, the fact that thousands
of millions across the world have witnessed Shahroudi’s Islamic Republic
crimes, are all very clear to the German government, but yet, they intended
to call these as irrelevant, unless the claim is made by a German!!
The German authorities have presently been forced to open the process, by
inviting statements from those who have complaints against Shahroudi.
Pressure must be maintained on the German government, so that this process
is not cut short, and he is tried for all his atrocities. Shahroudi should
not be allowed to walk free from all this. The German authorities, and the
Islamic Republic, must not be allowed to set him free from justice.
Shahroudi is no different to Pinochet who was arrested and put on trial for
his crimes few years ago.
We are voicing the demand of all those who miraculously escaped from
executions, all those to have lost their loved ones under his rulings and
actions in Iran, all those who deplore crimes against humanity, that
Shahroudi is put on trial for his atrocities. If Shahroudi is allowed to
escape justice, if the German government does let him return to Iran, then
the German authorities will be considered as collaborators with the Islamic
Republic, and held responsible for allowing Shahroudi to continue his crimes
At the time when the Islamic Republic’s response to mass protests has been
nothing other than openly attacking, apprehending and imprisoning people in
Iran without any news of their well-beings or even their whereabouts, the
world is also very closely watching the actions of the German government.
Hekmatist Party (Official Line) – Organisation Abroad
7 January 2018