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Iran News in Brief – August 13, 2022

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D.C. Exhibition to Show Rights Violations in Iran, Call for Banning Regime’s President Raisi from Entering U.S.

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D.C. Exhibition to Show Rights Violations in Iran, Call for Banning Regime’s President Raisi from Entering U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC – On Friday, August 12, 2022, a year after the installment of the Iran regime’s president Ebrahim Raisi in office, an elaborate outdoor photo exhibition across from the U.S. Capitol exposed his involvement in four decades of systemic human rights violation. The exhibition underlined Raisi’s direct role in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners and the murder of over 1,500 protesters during the 2019 uprisings.

Witnesses, relatives of victims, and political personalities addressed the exhibition, calling for banning Raisi from entering the United States to attend the upcoming U.N. General Assembly meetings in New York City. He is on Washington’s sanctions list for “Advancing Regime’s Domestic and Foreign Oppression.”

Organizers also urged the White House to hold Raisi accountable for his crimes against humanity and genocide.

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Iran Puts Pressure on Young Bahai Woman for Forced Confessions

Hanan Hashemi, a young Bahai woman in Shiraz, southwestern Iran currently detained in the Shiraz Intelligence Center, informed her family in a phone call that she is under pressure to make forced confessions.

The 22-year-old Bahai woman was arrested on July 19 by security forces along with four other Bahais including Behieh Manavipour, Misagh Manavipour, Elhan Hashemi, and Nilufar Hosseini. During the arrest, security forces searched their homes. The Bahai men and women were then transferred to the infamous Shiraz Intelligence Detention Center known as 100.

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Authorities Ramp up Crackdown on Persecuted Baha’i Faith in Iran

Iranian authorities have ramped up their pressure and harassment of members of the Baha’i community, a long-persecuted religious minority, arresting dozens of people and destroying property belonging to members of the group.

Hundreds of cases of persecution of Baha’is, including arrests, summonses, searches and destruction of houses, confiscation of agricultural lands, deprivation of education, etc., have been registered in the past month alone.

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International Youth Day: A Look at the MEK Resistance Units Activities Against Iran’s Regime

On the anniversary of International Youth Day, as the showcase for the youths to express their opinions and foresight, we must consider the resilience, bravery, and struggle of Iran’s youths, presented by the MEK Resistance Units against the tyrannic and theocratic regime.

Mrs. Maryam Rajavi the president-elect of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) in a speech in this regard said: “Resistance Units are part of the PMOI network in Iranian cities. They are engaged in a vast anti-repression campaign on a daily basis, preparing the people for forthcoming uprisings, and showing the true political direction. These activities are incessant and nationwide”.

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Also, read Iran News in Brief – August 12, 2022