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Rights groups call for probe into Iran’s Raisi for crimes against humanity

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said Ebrahim Raisi’s election as Iran’s new president was a blow for human rights and called for him to be investigated over his role in what Washington and rights groups have called the extrajudicial executions of thousands of political prisoners in 1988. Iran has never acknowledged the mass executionsContinue reading “Rights groups call for probe into Iran’s Raisi for crimes against humanity”

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Conservative cleric Raisi elected Iran’s president

Hardliner Ebrahim Raisi easily won Friday’s presidential election in Iran, recording 62% of the vote with more than 90% of ballots counted. Why it matters: Currently the head of Iran’s judiciary, Raisi is a close confidant of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and has the support of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). His victory solidifies himContinue reading “Conservative cleric Raisi elected Iran’s president”