Iran Massacre of 1988

Ebrahim Raissi, Who Was Involved in the Massacre of 1988 Is Appointed Head of Iran's Judiciary

Azita Carlson 18 March 2019

By Azita Carlson

On March 7th, Ebrahim Raissi was officially appointed to head the judiciary of the regime by the Iranian Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei.

Raissi is notorious among Iranians for his part in the Massacre of 1988, when some 30,000 political prisoners were executed. In fact, during the last presidential elections in 2017, popular reactions to his candidacy were so intense that Khamenei failed to implement what he calls “electoral genius” to bring his favorite to the head of the judiciary.

Women Protesting Hijab Laws Violently Attacked by Iranian Pro-Government Vigilantes

Women Protesting Hijab Laws Violently Attacked by Iranian Pro-Government Vigilantes

Armin Baldwin 17 March 2019

By Armin Baldwin

Iranian women have begun filming the violence they face on a day-to-day basis, and sharing the videos on social media. The perpetrators of attacks like those shared on social media, are pro-government vigilantes or plain-clothes morality police who confront and attack women for defying Iran’s hijab laws in the name of defending “public decency”. They appear to be getting bolder in their assaults.

Iranian Women Rights

A Long Battle for Rights Waged by Iranian Women

Navid Felker 16 March 2019

by Navid  Felker

According to Dr. Majid Rafizadeh, Harvard-educated Iranian-American political scientist and president of the International American Council, “For almost 90 years, Iranian women have struggled under the Pahlavis and the mullahs and have protested against their subjugation, dehumanization and suppression.”

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif

Iran's Zarif-Solimani Scandal Continues

Editor 15 March 2019

By Staff writer, SF

An Iranian delegation, including President Hassan Rouhani and Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, is visiting Iraq for three days this week before heading to Syria at the invitation of Syrian President Bashar Assad, as part of a tour to show that Iran has good relations with its Arab neighbours and promote unity after Zarif’s shock resignation scandal earlier this month.

Iran regime threatens to use foreign militias to attack Iranian people

Iran Regime Threatens to Use Foreign Militias to Attack Iranian People

Atousa Pilger 14 March 2019

By Atousa Pilger

The head of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court threatened to bring in foreign fighters to attack the Iranian people and prevent an overthrow of the Regime in comments last week.

Musa Ghazanfarabadi told young Islamic scholars and clerics in Qom on March 6 that Iran would bring in “militia groups who are part of the axis of resistance [to] protect the Islamic Revolution in Iran”, including the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), Liwa Zainebiyoun, Liwa Fatemiyoun, and the Houthi rebels.

Iran: Human Rights

Iran: Human Rights Violations Continue to Rise

Azita Carlson 12 March 2019

By Azita Carlson

International media outlets have given little attention to Iran’s human rights abuses, even though a report published last month by Amnesty International indicates that human rights abuses have reached a new high. In fact, the Oslo-based non-governmental organization, Iran Human Rights, maintains that at least 273 people were executed in Iran in 2018.

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