To understand why the Iranian people’s demands are left unanswered, and corruption and crime have become so widespread, it would help to pay attention to this short sentence published by a state daily:
“Iran ranks 119th in the world in the global index of ‘rule of law’ in 2021.” (State-run daily Donya-e-Eghtesad, November 18, 2021)
Now put this news in front of the regime’s claims such as “Islamic Democracy”, “Land of the Quran”, “Islamic Civilization” to better understand that behind this claim there is widespread corruption and government crime which has engulfed the entire rule, and no one is an exception.
To complete the news about the ‘rule of law’, one should pay attention to this too: “Iran ranks 7th among 8 countries located in the Middle East and North Africa region.” (State-run daily Donya-e-Eghtesad, November 18, 2021)
One of the excuses of countries who put the ‘rule of law’ aside is the existence of government poverty in some of the poor countries. But over the past 100-120 years, Iran’s governments had no financial shortcomings to support their budget and stabilize the rule of law.
However, they all have wasted such resources on other priorities which were mostly in favor of the senseless militarization of the country and the repression of the people.
Iran is among the 40 countries with high incomes but has gained rank 39 in terms of the rule of law.
“According to the World Bank’s 2021 income classification, Iran is one of the upper-middle-income countries. Among the 40 countries surveyed in this income group, Iran ranked 39th in terms of the rule of law index.” (State-run daily Donya-e-Eghtesad, November 18, 2021)
Then feeling sorry for the government, this daily wrote that Iran is behind some of the poorest African countries:
“Other countries around the world are strengthening this index. Of these countries, five are African countries.” (State-run daily Donya-e-Eghtesad, November 18, 2021)
From the beginning of the rule of theocracy in Iran, the regime tied the country’s rule of law with the Velayat-e-Faghih principle (principle of supreme religious rule), which leads to political repression, repression of freedom, an atmosphere of suffocation, censorship, state terrorism, and the fall of human and moral values.
The regime is only faithful to two laws and is protecting them in any way, the principle of the Velayat-e-Faghih and the implementation of the inhuman law of the so-called qesas (retribution) to promote intimidation to consolidate the rule of the mullahs.
The law, in the view of the mullahs’ rule, is not a source for social relations and to protect the private and public interests, but rather the sum of materials and tools to ensure the continuation and consolidation of the mullahs’ Islamic government.