MEK Iran: The Trial of Akbar Tabari’s Reveals Corruption Within the Regime
Iranian state media while following the trial of Judiciary’s former executive director, Akbar Tabari-Pour it confirms institutionalized corruption is embedded in the regime.
Last Tuesday, Gholam-Hossein Mohseni-Eje’ i, the Judiciary’s first deputy, tried in desperation to cover up any awareness of the activities of Tabari-Pour. He said he was a cunning individual, and none was certain of what he was doing otherwise action would have been taken to stop any wrongdoing.
— People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) (@Mojahedineng) June 19, 2020
When the truth was revealed it seems Tabari was being supervised by the regime’s former Judiciary chief Sadeq Larijani. Because these positions are appointed directly by Ali Khamenei those who hold them stand at the heart of corruption in the mullah’s regime.
Khamenei in 2019 admitted that incidences of corruption are bad, but they are not systematic. This view seems to be held by the alleged “anti-corruption” stance held by the regime’s new Judiciary Chief, Ebrahim Raisi. This is revealed by Tabari’s trial but realistically this is just a coverup to save Khamenei’s reputation.
Because Tabari has become known for corruption arresting him and trying him is just another method of cooling the unrest that is building in Iran and diverting the focus on Khamenei
#Iran: the “anti-corruption” moves by the regime’s new Judiciary Chief, Ebrahim Raisi, such as Tabari’s trial, are only meant to whitewash and save the head of this “hydra of corruption,” Khamenei #Iranianhttps://t.co/bptfVKv9Jc
— NCRI-FAC (@iran_policy) June 19, 2020
Behzad Nabavi, a government minister, revealed in a recent interview with the state-run Alef news agency on September 21, 2019, that Iran has four institutions that have control of 60 percent of the nation’s wealth. These are:
- The Executive Headquarters of Imam’s Directive (Setad Ejraie Farman Imam),
- Khatam-of–Anbia Base, Astan-e Quds,
- The Foundation of the Oppressed and Disabled.
Not one of these institutions has any links with the government and parliament.
The remaining 40 percent is held by the IRGC and its Khatam-of–Anbia Base. This is the biggest private contractor in Iran and according to an earlier report, it is exempt from paying any tax. The organization of the (IRGC) does not allegedly have the jurisdiction to enter and inspect the Khatam-of–Anbia economic activities so any corruption will increase.
Who is Akbar Tabari?
According to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) due to the competition between two Mafias, the Larijani clan and Ebrahim Raisi (the present judiciary chief), at the top of the pyramid of the power, was highlighted by Akbar Tabari-Pour’s arrest. Akbar Tabari was the Executive Vice President and Director General of Finance of the Judiciary for more than two decades. The website indicates he has supervised many recreational, economic, and construction projects including:
- The Shah-e Cheraq residential and recreational complex in the city of Shiraz,
- The Judiciary’s dental subspecialty center in Shiraz, Mashhad,
- The Sarein water complex and swimming pools.
- The grand cultural and recreational Milad complex in Mashhad.
There have been many charges laid against him. As Iranians are now having to deal with ever-increasing poverty and the COVID-19 outbreak the regime has used the arrest of Tabari has a way of diverting attention from the real sources of corruption in the country. In the end, this will not achieve anything and will just raise the heckles of those determined to fight for real, sustained change in Iran.
#MEK sources inside #Iran report that protests have resumed and widespread dissatisfaction about the regime’s corruption deepens and fear of the coronavirus is outweighed by simmering resentment over economic and social issues https://t.co/FClCWTDU4F #coronavirus @USAdarFarsi pic.twitter.com/qTdPGrhK78
— MEK Iran (Mujahedin-e Khalq) (@MEK_Iran) June 16, 2020
During the past 40 years, corruption has been nationalized in Iran, and trust between the regime and the peoples, which is the most important asset of a government has reached zero, and the destruction of the country’s productive foundations has finally led to the disintegration of the society. As a result, we must wait for a huge explosion, and this is a danger that the regime is well aware of.
The issue is not whether the explosion will take place or not, but when it will happen. Khamenei has said he wants to create an opportunity from coronavirus and Mujahedin-e Khalq (PMOI / MEK Iran) stated many times, that the regime is refusing to listen to the people of Iran who are struggling in many ways and it is right to worry about another uprising which could lead finally to regime change.