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Victims Of 1988 Iranian ‘Death Commission’ File Suit in NYC Against Iran President Raisi

Ebrahim Raisi, a candidate in Iran's presidential elections, waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station June 18, 2021, on the day of the Islamic republic's presidential election. (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)
Ebrahim Raisi, a candidate in Iran’s presidential elections, waves to the media after casting his vote at a polling station June 18, 2021, on the day of the Islamic republic’s presidential election. (Majid Saeedi/Getty Images)

Members of an Iranian opposition group have filed a lawsuit against the president of Iran for his role in the 1988 massacre of dissidents just weeks before he intends to speak before the U.N. General Assembly

“The plaintiffs actually suffered the injuries that they claim they suffered; the people who were murdered actually were murdered. They were killed,” Steven Schneebaum, who filed the lawsuit on behalf of the victims, told Fox News Digital. 

“There’s no doubt about that. Amnesty International confirms it. The State Department confirms it … We’re asking for an opportunity to tell our story in public in front of a federal judge, and I think my clients are entitled to that.” 

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi took office in August 2021 after an election marked by low turnout and accusations of election rigging. 

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