Green Party of Iran

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Green Party of Iran
Leader Kazem Moussavi[1]
Founded 1999; 19 years ago (1999)[2]
Headquarters Germany
Ideology Green politics
Social democracy[3]
International affiliation None
Website
iran-e-sabz.org

The Green Party of Iran (GPI; Persian: حزب سبزهای ایران‎, translit. Hezb-e-sabz Hayeh Iran) is a Green political party dissident to Iran's Islamic Republic government.[4]

A Banned party without any physical presence in Iran, it has a radical stance towards Iranian Department of Environment and considers it a "façade of environmental concern for the benefit of international observers", arguing that it "covers up environmental disasters of the state".[2] It is an exception to the Iranian environmentalist movement, in which most of organizations and NGOs are tolerated, and sometimes encouraged by the government.[2]

The party was founded in California, U.S. as a "professional Iranian expatriate opposition"[5] and was reportedly based in Canada as of 1999.[6] As of 2014, it is based in Germany.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jurgen Baetz, Albert Aji (9 August 2010), "German: Iran fears latest sanctions", Associated Press, retrieved 1 June 2017 – via The San Diego Union-Tribune
  2. ^ a b c Brian Doherty, Timothy Doyle, eds. (2013), "Green Politics under Authoritarian Regimes in Burma and Iran", Beyond Borders: Environmental Movements and Transnational Politics, Routledge, pp. 62–68, ISBN 9781317968603
  3. ^ Tamadonfar, Mehran (2015). Islamic Law and Governance in Contemporary Iran: Transcending Islam for Social, Economic, and Political Order. Lexington Books. p. 158. ISBN 9781498507578.
  4. ^ Timothy Doyle, Doug McEachern (2007), Environment and Politics, Routledge, p. 167, ISBN 9781134179664
  5. ^ Walter Posch (June 2010), A Last Chance for Iran's Reformists? The 'Green Struggle' Reconsidered (PDF), Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, FG6-WP No. 2/2010
  6. ^ Bill Samii (18 October 1999), Iran Report, 2 (41), Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, retrieved 15 May 2017
  7. ^ Micki Weinberg (26 July 2014), In Berlin, Al Quds Day marchers steer clear of anti-Semitism, The Times of Israel, retrieved 15 May 2017

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