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Iranian New Agency Condemned for Defamatory Article Re: UN Special Rapporteur

 

Iranian News Agency (IRNA) published a report about Asma Jahangir, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, alleging that she planned a visit to Saudi Arabia, with the intention of defaming the authorities in Tehran. IRNA’s report also alleged that Ms. Jahangir was carrying out the mission on behalf of military interests. 

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As Rouhani Seeks Second Term, Denials Persist About Human Rights Record

By INU Staff 

INU - On Thursday, the Iran Human Rights website published a brief commentary on the legacy of President Hassan Rouhani’s first term in office. The article referenced the same site’s 9th annual report on the death penalty in Iran, in order to showcase the fact that judicially-sanctioned killings have only increased in frequency under Rouhani’s leadership.

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Amnesty International Urges Iran to Cancel Execution of Juvenile Offenders

By INU Staff 

INU - Amnesty International has urged the Iranian authorities to put an immediate halt to preparations to execute two prisoners on death row who were children at the time they committed the alleged crimes.

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Iranian Regime's Support for Death Commissioner's Run for Presidency

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian regime has just announced the candidacy of Ebrahim Raeesi in the upcoming elections in the country. The candidacy is controversial because Raeesi was a member of the so-called death committee during the 1988 massacre in which tens of thousands of Mujahedin members were executed.

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Trump Administration Sanctions Iran Prison Industry

New economic sanctions have been issued by the Trump administration against senior Iranian officials and its prison system for human rights abuses, in particular those incurred by political prisoners being held in these facilities in 2014.

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UANI Board Chairman: Iran's Support of Syria Must Be Scrutinized After Chemical Attacks 

UANI is an independent, not-for-profit, non-partisan, advocacy group founded in 2008 by Ambassador Mark D. Wallace, Ambassador Richard Holbrooke, former CIA Director Jim Woolsey, and Middle East Expert Ambassador Dennis Ross, that seeks to heighten awareness of the danger the Iranian regime poses to the world. It continuously monitors business dealings with Iran, and publishes articles   that point out many of the dangers of Western companies doing business with that regime.

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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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