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Stoning Sentences, Brutal Amputations, Justified by Iran’s President of the Human Rights Commission

 

The state website, Kashkan reported that on February 4, 2017, the criminal judiciary of the regime in the Lorestan province sentenced a man and a woman to to be stoned as their punishment. 

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Hunger Strikes and Female Leadership Show Defiance of Iranian Regime

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INU - On Monday, Amnesty International issued an urgent public call to action regarding the situation facing an Iranian political prisoner who has been deprived of much-needed medical attention. The statement is the latest in a long series of reports dealing with a wave of hunger strikes being conducted by political prisoners to call attention to their cases, their own systematic mistreatment, or the overall conditions and abuses of political prisoners throughout the country’s prison system.

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Iran: Porters killed by Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)

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INU - Last week four Kurdish porters were arrested in the border area of Banneh in Western Iran. Agents of the Iranian regime then proceeded to push them down into the valley. This resulted in three of the men being seriously injured. The fourth man, Azad Ghassemi, died as a result of the fall. He was father to a small child. 

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Iran Seduces Children to Train Them for War

In an article by Majid Rafizadeh, political scientist and Harvard University scholar is president of the International American Council on the Middle East, published by the Gatestone Institute addresses the issue of Iran iusing new methods of recruiting and training children through its paramilitary militia group, Basij.  This group is one of the five branches of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Children, some as young as eight years old, are trained to hate the US and Israel, to attack their enemies in the West, and to oppose Western values.

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United States Policy on Iran Must Change

During the elections in United States, each candidate  presented different policies for interacting with Iran. One focused on continuing the policy of appeasement in exchange for concessions from Iran, even though this policy had limited success in forging changes in the region. 

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Tehran Struggles to Hide Human Rights Record as Hunger Strikes Continue

On Friday, the Iran Human Rights website, which routinely reports on executions in the Islamic Republic, added four more to its tally, all of which were carried out at once in Taybad Prison. Although only one of the victims was identified, each had reportedly been condemned to death for a non-violent drug offense. Such crimes make up the vast majority of Iran’s executions, which occur at a per-capita rate higher than any other country in the world.

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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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