Iran: Celebrating earth’s rebirth but denying human rights

To Iran’s regime, the country’s annual Nowruz festival is an opportunity for Persian Iranians to celebrate the rebirth of nature and enjoy an ancient part of their traditional culture – and a chance to further humiliate and demean Ahwazi Arabs and other ethnic minorities in Iran with provocative statements about their own supposed inferiority via traditional and electronic media.

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Silenced Too Long: Time to Listen to the Real Experts on Iran

While  Western journalists and politicians see themselves as fit to provide ‘expert’ commentary on Iran and the wider Middle East,  the real ‘Iran experts’ – the Iranian people there, more particularly the ethnic minorities who are doubly oppressed under the regime’s deeply racist policies – have no voice in Western media.

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Iran’s Ahwazis Continue to Suffer as Two More Disappeared Activists are Executed

Stories of unlawful, unjust arrests and even deaths in prison have been making headlines on the heels of Iran’s winter protest movement. Demonstrators initially railed against the country’s stalled economy and the massive price hikes on the cost of basic food items, but the movement soon snowballed into outspoken criticism of Iran’s leadership.

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Why US Should Partner with Non-Persian Nations in Countering Iran’s Aggression

Up until now (and likely for at least the last 70 years or so), the US foreign policy has consisted of identifying one ally, partner, or counterpart, and dealing with that party onwards until either US policy changes or that party’s does, which would leave the US stabbed in the back.

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How will Iran’s protests affect its regional proxies?

It is not difficult to understand the state of gloom and uncertainty that’s descended over Hezbollah and its allies over the ongoing protests in Iran against the party’s sponsors in the Iranian regime. The Lebanese party has been reluctant to comment on the matter, with its media platforms attempting to downplay and marginalize the protests, simply regurgitating the Iranian regime’s official statements.

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Ahwazis Protest for Unconditional Freedom and Justice

In recent weeks, a slew of protests against the Iranian regime broke out with people filling the streets in different cities across the country en masse. Raising their voices loudly without fear, those protesting drew attention to important issues such as widespread poverty and unemployment, administrative and economic corruption, the abuse of power among heads of state and government, as well as demanding the freedom of civil and political activists from prisons. Protesters chanted slogans calling for death to the Islamic regime and the death to the dictator.

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From Melting Pot to Pressure Cooker: #IranProtests and the Ethnic Minorities

Iran is a not just a political state, but a historic civilization that long has held up its ethnic diversity. However, the Persian majority dominates the country and discriminates socially and systematically against its minorities, particularly large segments such as Turks, Kurds, Baluch, and Arabs. The recent Iran protests have pushed these groups to their limits — and the breaking point may arrive soon.

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