IRI Kills Minorities In Iran

ICBPS– Zoroastrian priest’s dead body found in Southeastern Iran, cops suspect murder.

The corpse of the 44-year-old priest, along with two of his friends, was discovered in Mahan, 30 Km from Kerman. (Mahan is well known for the tomb of the great Sufi leader Shah Ne’ emat Ollah-e-Vali)

The priest Arash Kasravi had traveled to Iran last year to attend the funeral of his father Dariush Kasravi, after which Arash temporarily resided in Kerman for alleged inheritance monopoly formalities. 

The Amordad Weekly, which covers Iranian Zoroastrians’ news, reported that Arash Kasravi had disappeared on July 21, 2020, with two of his friends.

Police say unknown individuals killed them; locals believe that something happened in the “Fire At Will” case.

“Fire At Will” means those Basij forces, who have commitment to the Islamic ideological system, can ignore the law and should recognize their duty, make decisions and act in a fire at will manner. 

Islamic Republic of Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei has [steadily] praised “Fire At Will” in his speech and asked Yes-Man forces to obey Sharia laws in favor of the regime in Iran.

“Fire At Will” term ushers in anarchy, chaos, disorder, and eventually, violent society would emerge in Iran, according to Iranian elites in exile. 

Forty-one years after the Islamists took power in Iran, minorities still face miseries, and are killed.

Persecution of Iran’s minorities ramped up; the Islamic regime threats to “uproot” the communities, and at the same time, arrests, jails, tortures, harasses and kills them as well as the state-run media call minorities “misguided sects.”

In 2012, The representative of the Assyrian Christians at the Islamic Consultative Assembly (Majlıs) protested against “insulting religious minorities” in state-run media, as well as his unresponsive correspondence with the head of the judiciary.

The killing of religious minorities in Iran is linked to the pulpits. 

Iranian elites believe that the Islamic preaching put forward by the clerics in Iran has motivated Basijis to kill minorities, including Christians, Baha’is, and Zoroastrians.

In November 2005, Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati, chairman of the Council of Guardians of the Constitution, called Zoroastrians and other religious minorities “sinful animals who roam the earth and engage in corruption.”

The Iranian noble Jew, Habib Elghanian, who served as the president of Tehran Jewish Society, and acted as the symbolic head of Iranian Jewish community in the 1970s, was one of those arrested shortly after the 1979 Islamic Revolutionary Court, and executed on ambiguous charges of spying.

Mona Mahmoudnizhad was another victim of the Islamic Republic’s bloodthirsty acts. Mona was an Iranian Baha’i, together with nine other Baha’i women, was sentenced to the death penalty and hanged in Shiraz on the grounds of her faith. The execution was carried out on the night of June 18, 1983, when Mona was 17 years old.

In 1994, Iranian Armenian Protestant bishop Haik Hovsepian Mehr was kidnapped on Jan 10, 1994, and his dead body was found on Jan 20. According to news, traces of violence found on his body. During Iran Serial Murders, dozens of Christians, including priests, missionaries, and converts, were brutally tortured and killed by the Islamic Republic of Iran’s security agents.

Mehdi Dibaj, a Christian convert from Shi’ism who had been tried and convicted of apostasy, but then released in June 1994 with no details. Mehdi was abducted shortly thereafter, and his dead body found on Jul 5, 1994.

Rev. Tatevos Mikaelian, chairman of the Council of Protestant Priests, is remembered as one of the victims of Iran Serial Murders in the 1990s because of his Christianity ministry.

Following multiple threats of death, an Iranian [Muslim Sunni born] convert to Christianity, Ghorban Dordi Tourani, was abducted and murdered on 22 November 2005.

“Eight Christian leaders have been assassinated in Iran since 1979 Islamic Revolution because of their witness,” according to Elam.

In 2013, the dead body of an 83-year-old Baha’i man was found, with hands, legs tied with rope, in his home in Miandoab, northwestern Iran, and received seven fatal blows with a sharp object. In the same year, a middle-aged Baha’i man was shot to death in southern Iranian port Bandar Abbas. He was previously threatened by security agents and Khamenei’s representative in the city.

Islamic Republic of Iran’s treatment of minorities led them to migrate to survive. Annually, thousands of Iranians flee the country throughout [legal and illegal] borders to find a safe place to live. Over the past 41 years, hundreds of thousands of Iranians have left their homeland and it constituted a diaspora of about five million people around the globe, just because of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s mistreatment.

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