Despite an outcry from the international community and several human rights organizations against the use of capital punishment in Iran, the world still sees an increasing amount of images of hangings being carried out, ones that are justified by the Iranian regime as being a righteous duty for them. 472 more words
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Kurdish activists being executed by Iranian guards. File photo
Qamishli, Syria – Civilians Defense Association in Iran announced that the security authorities carried out death sentences against 73 detainees in their prisons last month, including the executions of18 Kurdish political activists. 265 more words
The 13 January edition of reformist daily Mardom-e Emrooz featuring George Clooney. Photograph: Abedin Taherkenareh/EPA
Iranian authorities have shut down a newspaper and suspended its licence after it published a front page depicting George Clooney at the Golden Globes alongside the headline “I am Charlie, too”. 409 more words
“A collection of laws is not enough to reform society,” Islamic Republic of Iran’s founder Ruhollah Khomeini wrote in his book some decades ago.
The appointment of a caliph , he added, “Was not for the sole purpose of explaining the laws but also for implementing them.” In the decades since, Khomeini and his disciples have proceeded to implement this medieval interpretation of Islam into every aspect of life in Iran, with deliberate plans for extraterritorial expansion. 782 more words
When the Ayatollah Khomeini returned from exile, his first government was a secular one.
It has been three decades since Iranian college students overran and occupied the American Embassy in Tehran, and we are still dealing with that country’s revolution. 1,226 more words
It appears that President Obama continues to believe that resuming diplomatic relationships with the Iranian ruling clerics — through efforts such as striking a final nuclear deal, lifting the UN Security Council sanctions, directly or indirectly cooperating with the Iranian military in the region — is an informed policy. 776 more words