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Iran Environmentalists Face Death, Media Shrugs

In the throes of Khashoggimania, the mediia can’t be bothered to care about stories like these.

The family of Kavous Seyed Emami, a prominent environmentalist and professor at Tehran’s Imam Sadegh University, broke the horrific news on February 10 that he had died under suspicious circumstances while in detention. Iranian authorities claimed he had committed suicide.

Only a few weeks earlier, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) intelligence arm had arrested Seyed Emami, an Iranian-Canadian citizen, and seven other environmental activists from the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that works to conserve and protect endangered species in Iran.

In February, authorities also briefly arrested the deputy head of Iran’s Department of Environment, Kaveh Madani, who had returned from the U.K. to help with the country’s water management problems. He decided not to return from a trip abroad after authorities threatened him with arrest again.

The left claims to care about environmentalists. Yet the media is curiously uninterested. And the response is far below the mania that still surrounds Khashoggimania.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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