Iran's justice minister, Alireza Avaie’s travel to Geneva, planned for next week, to address the United Nation's top human rights body, triggered the critics of the human rights activists and the victims of the violation of human rights in Iran.

This trip is scheduled despite the European Union has already designated and sanctioned this man, Alireza Avaie, for being directly involved in violations of human rights in Iran. The EU sanctions bar Avaie from travel to the EU and freeze any assets he might hold in the bloc.

As Tehran's former top prosecutor Avaie was responsible for human rights violations, arbitrary arrests, denials of prisoners' rights and an increase in executions.

Alireza Avaie along with some 100 government ministers and other dignitaries from around the world due to address the opening of the United Nations Human Rights Council's main annual session.

According to exiled members of the Iranian opposition, Avaie is one of the perpetrators of the 1988 mass execution of political prisoners in Iran during which 30,000 prisoners were executed in a few months. Avaie was the perpetrator of the massacre in Khuzestan Province, city of Dezful, UNESCO prison.

As Amnesty International has said a quarter of a century after the mass killing, the Iranian authorities do not want to talk about what happened.

"Allowing Avaie to address the Human Rights Council is disgraceful and would make a mockery of the United Nations and its human rights mechanisms," Shahin Gobadi, a member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), the opposition group which includes People’s Mujahedin of Iran (PMOI or MKO), said, "This must not happen," he told AFP, also insisting that as the current justice minister of Iran, Avaie "bears responsibility for the brutal suppression of recent protests" in the country.

The majority of the massacred political prisoners in 1988, were supporters of the PMOI.

The way the international community approaches the crime against humanity is a litmus test of the adherence to the principles of human rights and portraits their commitment to their duties.

The UN Human Rights bodies have to persuade the UN Security Council to launch an international commission of inquiry to investigate the 1988 mass execution of political prisoners in Iran. And the UN Security Council is expected to refer the dossier of the massacre of the political prisoners in 1988 to the International Criminal Court or a special court to prosecute the perpetrators against humanity, like Alireza Avaie and his predecessor, Mostafa Pour-Mohammadi the former Rohani’s Justice Minster.

 A protest is organized in front of the UN headquarters in Geneva next Tuesday where Avaie is due to speak.

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