MEK Iran :Brain Drain Endangers Iran’s Future


According to the state-run Rokna News Agency on January 23, Safdar Hosseinabadi, Secretary-General of the Association of Top Talents of Iran, “we have 86 International Science Olympiad medallists, of which 82 or 83 have emigrated.”


Athletes, scientists, doctors, engineers, mathematicians, and now champions of global science competitions are among those who have left Iran. The massive brain drain in Iran is a result of the country’s shattered economy and an authoritarian atmosphere that severely limits basic freedoms and opportunities for younger generations. The exodus of human capital has reached the point where state-run media, whose primary mission is to conceal the regime’s crimes, has to admit to some startling facts.

“Iran ranks second in the world in terms of brain drain.”

According to a Stanford University study published in April 2020, the number of emigrants, both permanent and temporary, nearly tripled in 2018 compared to 1979. Many of these emigrants are Iranians with advanced degrees. According to Gallup’s Potential Net Migration Index, which was conducted between 2015 and 2017, one-fourth of Iranian intellectuals and experts would choose to leave the nation if given the chance.Iranian expatriates are warmly welcomed by foreign countries. Many students who go overseas to further their education never return home because they gain stable working conditions and personal freedoms that they would not have in Iran.

“Annually, 150,000 to 180,000 educated specialists flee from the country,” said Baqer Larijani, President of the 11th Scientific Olympiad of Medical Students, in November 2019.According to the state-run Young Journalists Club, “Iran ranks second in the world in terms of brain drain.”Indeed, the theocracy’s interests are only concerned with maintaining its shabby and unpopular control. Instead of putting Iran’s human resources to good use, the leadership is focused on regional terrorism and intervention, ballistic missiles, and a secret nuclear program.

Iranian immigrant

“Annually, 150,000 to 180,000 educated specialists flee from the country,” said Baqer Larijani, President of the 11th Scientific Olympiad of Medical Students, in November 2019.


Individual talent is not treated appropriately in Iran, unlike in many other countries, and young people lack official backing. In fact, if intelligent students or gifted individuals express any type of opposition or freedom of thought, the regime detains and imprisons them.The treatment of Iran’s brightest students, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi, is exemplified by the case of two outstanding students, Ali Younesi and Amir Hossein Moradi.

In April 2020, the regime’s security forces detained Ali and Amir Hossein for allegedly helping Iran’s most powerful resistance group, the People’s Mojahedin of Iran (PMOI / MEK Iran),. Since then, they have been subjected to terrible physical and psychological torment. Ali Younesi is a Sharif University of Technology computer engineering student, while Amir Hossein Moradi is a Sharif University of Technology physics student. They had both competed in the International Science Olympiads and had won various awards.


world prize winner

In 2016 and 2017, Ali Younesi earned silver and gold at the National Astronomy Olympiad. He won the gold medal with the Iranian national team at the 2018 World Astronomy Olympiad in China while still in high school. At the 2017 National Astronomy Olympiad, Amir Hossein Moradi took silver.


Other renowned Iranians, especially accomplished athletes, have been similarly suppressed and persecuted by the regime. How can one expect respect, modernism, and politeness from a dictatorship whose current president, Ebrahim Raisi, was a key figure in the massacre of over 30,000 political detainees, the most of whom were MEK members, in 1988?During the regime’s genocide in 1988, the vast majority of the victims were brilliant Iranians, including university students, novelists, attorneys, physicians, and well-known athletes.

Dr. Farzin Nosrati, a 33-year-old physician, national soccer champion Mahshid Razaghi, and Iran’s women’s volleyball team captain Forouzan Abdi were among them.In summary, Iran’s human capital, like the country’s other resources, has been squandered by the mullahs’ rule. The regime has taken no steps to establish a conducive climate or provide incentives to halt the country’s crippling brain drain. In fact, the dictatorship has exacerbated Iran’s brain drain by escalating oppression and deepening the country’s economic troubles through incompetence and systemic corruption.







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