Tuesday , 27 July 2021

Social and Political

Who is Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei?

nufdiran.org – On Thursday, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei officially designated Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Ejei as Iran’s next Chief Justice, a role currently occupied by president-elect Ebrahim Raisi. In a virtual decree, Khamenei recognized Mohseni-Ejei’s “deep knowledge and brilliant record as a judge.” In reality, Mohseni-Ejei has a long and bloody record of egregious human rights violations.  From 1986 to 1988, Mohseni-Ejei served as the Representative …

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IOPHR Statement in Support of the Nationwide Strikes in Iran

Shabtabnews – In a statement IOPHR expressed support for nationwide strikes in Iran by stating: ” the IOPHR would like to point out that considering the fact that the regime of the Islamic Republic has worked to thwart strikes and prevent legal rights of Iranians to strike, the officials of this system can never be relied on as the arbitrator …

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US ‘beyond fed up’ with Iran-backed Houthis: State Department

Al-Arabia – The United States is “beyond fed up” with the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, the State Department said Thursday, in the latest sign of Washington’s frustration amid efforts to halt the yearslong war. The Yemeni militia has escalated its offensive on Marib, and this continues to exacerbate the humanitarian crisis in Yemen, State Department Spokesman Ned Price said during a briefing. …

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Iranian MP: Criticizing Digital Rights Bill is “Sabotage”

Iranwire – The chairman of the Iranian parliament’s Cultural Committee has doubled down on a controversial bill that could see more restrictions imposed on Iranians’ internet access. Speaking at Azad University on Thursday night, Morteza Aghatehrani told those present that he viewed the 130,000 social media posts against the new digital law one day as an act of “sabotage”. He added: “We will …

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What Will Post-Revolutionary Iran Look Like?

nationalinterest.org – It would be foolish to believe that the Islamic Republic is permanent. What might Iran become should the Islamic Republic fail?by Michael Rubin Iran’s 42-year-old Islamic Republic is facing an existential test. Transition looms as Iranians discuss what might occur after the death of 82-year-old Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Iran’s dictator for more than three decades.  The importance of hardline Judiciary …

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Iran tightens control over social media, IRGC in charge of the Internet

Iran-HRM – Violation of freedom of expression through control and repression on the Internet is one of the main examples of human rights violations in Iran.  What we will certainly see increase in after the presidency of Ebrahim Raisi, the death commission judge in Iran. New Internet plan, violates freedom of expression The plan to “protect the rights of users …

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Mohammad Taher Soleimani Executed on Drug Charges

Iran Human Rights (IHR)- Death row prisoner Mohammad Taher Soleimani has been executed on drug-related charges in Mahabad Prison. According to information obtained by Iran Human Rights, a man was executed in Mahabad Prison this morning. His identity has been established as Mohammad Taher Soleimani, who was sentenced to death on drug-related charges. Speaking to IHR, an informed source said: …

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Meet Iran’s US-sanctioned new judiciary chief

Al-Monitor – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejei the country’s new judiciary chief July 1. Mohseni Ejei will succeed Ebrahim Raisi, who is busy preparing to take office as Iran’s president in a few weeks following his landslide victory in a low-turnout election June 18.  In his letter of credentials to the new chief justice, Khamenei advised his pick to tackle corruption, and ensure …

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