Iran: No one has been convicted for the regime’s created disasters
The collapse of the Metropol tower in Abadan on May 22, was one of the worst disasters brought on by the corruption of the Iranian regime. Numerous people were hurt, and dozens of people died. The names of the victims and the number of casualties have not been released by the regime, but many unofficial estimates place the death toll at over 300, the majority of whom were workers.
This incident exposed Iran’s dire situation of unrest and dilapidated structures. The Hazrat-e Rasul hospital was to be closed by the end of July, according to a report published in yesterday’s issue of the state-run newspaper Asr-e Iran. He claimed that this hospital, like many others across the nation, is unsafe and that incidents like the collapse of the Metropol are likely to occur frequently.
As is customary in all corruption cases under the regime, interior minister Ahmad Vahidi has now declared that the Metropol collapse case has been closed.
Ahmad Vahidi stated on Tuesday, June 21, that the Metropol’s work had concluded and was not a pressing concern, per the state-run Sharq newspaper. As a result, the case was finished.
Finally, he stated that the report of violations would be presented to the committee in charge of investigating these cases, and that its dimensions would be clarified and reported. However, if history is of any indication, this will never occur because the majority of the regime’s corruption cases are currently gathering dust on the regime’s shelves.
The institution controlled by the interior minister of the regime was violated, which led to the tragedy. Numerous people died. Significant losses were experienced by the populace, and the regime did nothing but speak.
Why the regime and local authorities did not evacuate the building even though they were aware of its danger is still up for debate with the public. People are still unsure of what corrupt motives caused this disaster and how the owner of the building was supported by the dominant criminal factions.
Everyone rejected the regime’s claim that Abdol Baqi, the Metropol owner, had passed away. The families of the deceased have no doubt that, similar to previous disasters, those responsible for this one will not be held accountable.
The fact is that the Metropol is not a case. It is a history of chained corruption.
- On January 8, 2020, two rockets fired by the Revolutionary Guards struck a Ukrainian plane taking off from Khomeini Airport in Tehran, killing all 176 people on board. This tragedy never resulted in any conviction.
- On January 6, 2018, a Sanchi tanker carrying 32 passengers was involved in a collision with a Chinese vessel. The crews of 32 Iranian ships were all lost at sea, but 21 Chinese crew members were saved. However, no one gave the victims’ families an explanation of why.
- The Tehran Plasco building caught fire on January 19, 2017, killing 16 firefighters and 6 bystanders, but no one was punished or held accountable.
- In November 2012, a girls’ primary school in the Azerbaijani village of Shinabad caught fire, inflicting burns on 29 students, two of whom died, and 12 others who suffered severe burns. However, no one was ever punished.
- On February 14, 2005, a fire broke out at the Tehran Arg Mosque, killing 78 people and injuring dozens more. But nobody was found guilty.
- On February 18, 2004, an explosion on the Neishabour train killed more than 300 people, including 20 firefighters. However, nobody was ever interrogated about the incident.
- On March 17, 1998, an accident involving a bus carrying Olympiad students resulted in the deaths of seven students and two faculty members. On this bus, Maryam Mirzakhani was one of the passengers.