Imagine your family losing several members to execution by the government because of their political beliefs. In Iran, this is the situation that existed in 1988 and continues for many Iranians today. For decades, there has been no accountability for those who perpetrate these crimes, allowing them to continue their crimes without any consequences.
In June 2021, in a presidential election that was neither free nor fair, and that most Iranians boycotted, Ebrahim Raisi became the eighth President of the Islamic Republic of Iran (IRI). Raisi is implicated in the killings of more than 5,000 political prisoners in Iran’s jails in the summer of 1988, including my brother Bijan Bazargan.
Back in 2008, the Wall Street Journal ran an editorial titled “Germany Loves Iran” and a piece headlined “Berlin ♥ Iran III” that covered workshops designed to help companies boost trade with the Islamic Republic.
Mashregh News, an Iranian news website close to the Islamic Republic of Iran’s intelligence community, has accused several reformist commentators of trying to sow despair among Iranians about the prospects of President Ebrahim Raisi’s success.
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) hails the start of the trial in Stockholm of Hamid Noury, an Iranian official who held a senior position at a prison near Tehran when hundreds of prisoners, including journalists, were executed there in 1988. RSF contributed to the Noury investigation and will attend the trial, which is due to open tomorrow (10 August).
In two separate enforcement actions, OFAC announced settlements with Alfa Laval Middle East Ltd., a Dubai, UAE company (AL Middle East), and Alfa Laval, Inc., a Virginia-based company (AL US) for violations of OFAC’s Iran Sanctions Program.
A Swedish legal case against an Iranian man for “war crimes and murder” over the execution of more than 100 political prisoners in 1988…
According to Yemeni researchers, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has been smuggling fighters recruited in Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Iran and Afghanistan into Yemen to take up arms alongside the Houthis.
Finally, after a long debate on the plan to protect the rights of users in cyberspace and the organization of social messengers, on July 29, 2021, the Iranian regime’s parliament approved that this plan is considered through a joint commission.
A senior Sunni cleric in Iran has criticized the government’s management of the country and implicitly defending protests in oil-rich Khuzestan province, has said the reason is not just lack of water.
Every year, environmental activists and organizations mark July 28, reminding the imperative of preserving the principle of resource use and allocation and protecting the health of the natural world. They also highlight the importance of ensuring both renewable and non-renewable energy.