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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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US-Iranian dual national and his wife are charged for hosting Tehran parties

 

A US-Iranian dual national and his wife, believed to be owner of an art gallery in Tehran, who often hosted events for dignitaries and foreign diplomats, were arrested last summer, and have been formally charged with with hosting parties. No names were given, but prosecutor Abbas Jafari Dolatabadi said that the case ‘‘is related to a woman and man who provided alcoholic drinks, and encouraged corruption and debauchery by holding mixed parties.’’ He said 4,000 liters of alcohol had been found in the basement of their building in northern Tehran. The couple are said to  belong to the Zoroastrian religion, and are allowed to have alcohol for private use.  However, they are banned from sharing it with Muslims.

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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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Recent Rise in suicides by Iranian Women highlight ongoing human rights abuses

Suicides have been on the rise among Iranian women.  Many social ills contribute to this. However, in the case of a young woman named Mahdis, it occurred just one day after she was released from prison last January. She was a 26 year old aspiring engineer, who was taken into custody by intelligence agents on January 24. She was like a different person after being released. She was sexually abused by Iranian suppressive forces. 

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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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Dual-citizen, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe collapses in prison in Iran while awaiting vital medical assistance

 

38-year-old, Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, from Hampstead in London, was arrested at the airport in Iran, awaiting her flight home. She had been visiting family in Tehran with her small daughter, Gabriella. Ratcliffe is a dual-nationality citizen, a charity worker, who has been sentenced to five years, after being accused of being a western spy, and has been in prison in Iran since April. 

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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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