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Let’s talk Iran – August 29, 2021

by Heshmat Alavi

At least two dead including child in blast near Kabul airport: Reports

The US carried out a military strike in Kabul, two US officials tell Reuters. A child was killed in a rocket attack northwest of Kabul airport amid the US evacuation, according to an Afghan police chief.

Early reports suggest at least two people have been killed and three injured in the attack, according to Afghan news agency Asvaka. LINK

Iran taps UN-sanctioned minister as new chief of nuclear agency

Mohammad Eslami was blacklisted for ‘being engaged in, directly associated with or providing support for Iran’s proliferation of sensitive nuclear activities’. LINK

Iran: The 1988 Massacre Of Political Prisoners Amounts To Genocide

Geoffrey Robertson, QC, Human Rights Barrister and first President of the UN Special Court for Sierra Leone, sheds light on the execution of over 30,000 political prisoners across Iran. LINK

Hear the Iranian people’s call for justice

In summer of 1988, over 30,000 political prisoners were summarily executed throughout Iran, based on a fatwa (religious decree) issued by regime founder Ruhollah Khomeini. LINK

The Butcher of Tehran: How Ebrahim Raisi Endorses the Killing of Children

Ebrahim Raisi’s long career is nothing less than a history of cruelty and unchecked violence. Now that he is the president, it is crucial world leaders remember who Iran’s government. LINK

Iran: Supreme Court turns down Vahid Afkari’s appeal to re-examine his case

The three Afkari brothers were viciously beaten and tortured during interrogations to make false confessions against themselves. Navid was executed despite a long list of international leaders and dignitaries calling on Tehran to refrain from hanging him. LINK

Iran: Political prisoner Maryam Akbari Monfared ill-treated for seeking truth and justice – Amnesty

Latest reports indicates prison authorities have ramped up pressure on Monfared for 12 years without a single day of leave.

“Women in Semnan Prison in Iran are enduring cruel conditions including poor access to flush toilets, shower, hygiene items and medical care for infections and lice infestation. @Mmhajmohammadi must allow inspections by international monitors including Javaid Rehman.” LINK


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