Perpetrator: Morteza Eshraghi

March 7, 2018

The United Nations recognizes the 1988 massacre victims as enforced disappeared persons. According to international law, the Iranian regime should guarantee families of victims their rights to knowing the truth about the fate and burial place of their loved ones and hold accountable those responsible for such crimes. Enforced disappearance is a human rights violation and a crime under international law. It is not subject to statutes of limitation, and charges may be initiated any time until the person concerned is found or their fate is determined.

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  • Violation of economic rights of a Baha’i citizen on grounds of her faith

Morteza Eshraghi, as the Head of Branch One of the Administrative Justice Court, dismissed the complaint filed by Ezzat Haei Najafabadi, the Baha’i employer of the Education Department in November 1989. He approved cutting off her salary and benefits on grounds of her being Baha’i.

The verdict issued by Morteza Eshraghi reads:

‘The above-mentioned person [Ezzat Haei Najafabadi], attended the court session on 5 December 1988. Her charge [being Baha’i] was explained to her, and she confessed to it in writing. Considering the claimant’s confession and the letter received from the Intelligence Department with registration number (illegible), and pursuant to the paragraph 3, article 19 of the Administrative Offences Act, the board of appeals found her guilty. The board approved the decision issued by the Administrative Offences Council according to paragraph 3, article 10 of the same act. Considering the legal proceedings of this lawsuit and its conformity with the law, the issued judgment is hereby approved. As the claimant failed to justify her objection to the judgment, her complaint is dismissed. The decision is final and not subject to further appeal in the administrative court of justice.’