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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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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Iran’s power over ethnic minorities weakens with Kurdish referendum

The recent Kurdish referendum in Iraq may have wide-reaching repercussions that are of great importance when considering the future of the Middle East. Experts have surmised that Iran will be the most affected in the aftermath of this referendum, as Iran has faced something similar before in their own history – the Republic of Mahabad.

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Ahwazi villages become ghost towns due to pollution, lack of water in the shadow of Iranian regime oilfields

According to Ahwazi eyewitnesses who visited more than 10 villages located in the oil-rich ‘Crete’ region near Ahwaz city, the wretched suffering of residents in these almost forgotten villages where the regime has established dozens of oil and gas fields in the surrounding area is beyond words.

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Iran’s election sham foreshadows ominous times ahead

Just two weeks after the sham election result which provided an opportunity for the regime to revitalise and breathe again, its medieval revolutionary courts have restarted their man-slaughtering exploits with a vengeance by running group executions, mass arrests, and imprisonment.

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Hungry for Justice: Ahwazis and the World’s Selective Humanity

According to Ahwazi rights groups, the exiled Ahwazi political prisoner Maher Kaabi (Zagheibi) began an indefinite hunger strike while imprisoned in the northern Iranian city of Ardabil. He started his hunger strike 8 days ago in protest of the prison officials’ action to transfer him from his political cell to a Criminal Crimes Division where dangerous prisoners are incarcerated.

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