This follows growing calls for regime members to be prosecuted for their role in these crimes against humanity.

The executions were carried out on the orders of the then-supreme leader Ayatollah Khomeini.

The regime then set up Death Commissions throughout the country to oversee the murders and ensure that the prisoners were buried in unmarked mass graves.

On September 6, The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) held a press conference to publicise the names of those responsible for the murders.

Mohammad Mohaddessin, chair of the foreign affairs committee of the NCRI, said: “[The UN must] take the necessary steps to bring the perpetrators of this great crime to justice… The impunity must end. Inaction in the face of this crime has not only led to further executions in Iran but has also encouraged the regime to spread its crimes to Syria, Iraq and other countries of the region.”

He cited that nearly 3,000 executions have been carried out during the three-year reign of the ‘moderate’ President Rouhani; indeed, just a few weeks ago, on the anniversary of the massacre, Iran hung 25 Sunnis from Iranian Kurdistan en-masse in just one day.

Maryam Rajavi, the president-elect of the Iranian Resistance, has reiterated calls for those responsible for the massacre to face justice in an international court. 

At a seminar for European-Iranian communities, she said: “Standing up to the violations of human rights in Iran is also the responsibility of Western governments because the consequences of this regime are not confined to Iran.”