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Raeisi forms probe panel on Iran’s unrest

Iranian President Ebrahim Raeisi has ordered various executives to form an investigative committee to explore the dimensions of the events of the protests that began last summer. The committee is to submit technical and expert reviews and to complete the investigations.
According to the president’s executive order, Hossein Mozafar will be the head of the investigation; Kazem Gharibabadi, secretary of the Human Rights Headquarters; Sakine Sadatpad, in charge of pursuing social rights and freedoms; Zohreh Elahian, the head of Parliament’s Human Rights Committee; and Hassan Safadoost, the head of the Central Bar Association will be the members of the special committee to investigate the unrest in Iran that began in September 2022.

Iran ‘dismayed’ with EU’s support for terrorist ringleader

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has expressed his disappointment over the EU’s statement condemning the hanging of a terrorist ringleader.
In a statement issued on Sunday, Nasser Kanaani said, “It is very unfortunate that some European governments support terrorists in an unjustifiable act that is against the fundamental values of human rights, instead of confronting the terrorists who target the lives of innocent people.
Kanani added, “Habib Farajollah Cha’ab was the leader of a terrorist group responsible for designing and implementing numerous criminal operations such as the terrorist attack in 2018 in the city of Ahvaz, which led to the martyrdom and injury of a number of innocent citizens, including women and children. He has a black record of violence, terror and killing of innocent men, women and children.”
The Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the West’s support for such terrorists is “not only an attempt to prevent the execution of justice, but will actually ‘encourage’ and ‘promote’ the sinister phenomenon of terrorism all over the world.”


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