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Human Rights Advocates Call Attention to Worsening Crackdown in Iran

 

By INU Staff 
INU - Last week, the United Nations held interactive dialogue sessions on the topic of human rights in several regions of high concern, of which Iran is one. The event involved testimony from Asma Jahangir, the special rapporteur who is currently assigned to investigate human rights abuses and government responses to international criticism within the Islamic Republic of Iran. Her efforts to call attention to persistent abuses are continually supported by similar efforts among independent actors, a number of which have made public statements closely coinciding with the UN dialogue and the larger meeting of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.

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"Fire Festivities" Becoming Major Dilemma for Iranian Regime

 

The regime has failed to prevent the Iranian people from celebrating end of the Iranian calendar year Fire Festivities, creating concern among officials and state media. 

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Officials are Unlikely to Follow Through on Challenges to Arrests and Death Sentences

By INU Staff 

INU - On Friday it was reported that the journalist and political analyst Morad Saghafi had been arrested just days after he verbally criticized the mayor of Tehran, saying in part that “financial corruption and tyranny” had resulted from his neglect of the interests of the people. No formal charges were announced and no reason was given for the arrest, which is being regarded as part of a recently-expanded crackdown on journalists, political activists, and other perceived threats to the Islamic Republic’s hardline identity.

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Following United Nations Dialogue, Little Hope for Human Rights Progress in Iran

 By INU Staff 

INU - On Monday, the United Nations held a serious of “interactive dialogues” about human rights issues in several areas of concern, including the Islamic Republic of Iran. The discussion of ongoing Iranian abuses included commentary from the UN’s new special rapporteur on human rights in that country, Asma Jahangir. The UN website notes that she emphasized the lack of independence in the Iranian judiciary – something that directly contradicts the explanation given by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani for his administration’s failure to rein in well-known human rights abuses.

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Iranian writer and translator sentenced to death

Iranian Imprisoned translator Marjan Davari has been sentenced to death by Branch 15 of the so-called Tehran Revolutionary Court for ‘spreading corruption on earth’

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Teachers hold a Nationwide Demonstration In Iran

Iran’s domestic unrest is escalating.

Thousands of angry teachers in more than 22 cities held protests in Iran on Thursday, March 9. The demonstrations took place in Tehran, Mashhad, Bojnourd, Ferdows, Torbat-heidaria, Mazandaran, Sanandaj, Saqqez, Marivan, Qorveh, Tabriz, Ardebil, Zanjan, Shiraz, Bushehr, Isfahan, Kermanshah, Kangan, Dehgolan, Lordegan, Ahwaz and Aligudarz. 

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Iran Breaking News - Protest gathering by families of political prisoners in front of Rouhani's office

 According to latest news from Iran, more than 100 families of political prisoners in Iran, in particular the families of Ward 350...

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