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UN Seeks to Stop One Imminent Execution in Iran, but Others Face Less Concrete Threats

By INU Staff

INU - On Tuesday, Voice of America News reported that the United Nations had undertaken efforts to stop the execution of an Iranian inmate who had been sentenced to death when he was only 15 years old. The execution of juvenile offenders is a clear violation of international conventions on human rights and the rights of the child, both of which Iran has signed and ratified. Yet the judiciary of the Islamic Republic continues to defend the practice, upholding juvenile death sentences and affirming the maturity and legal responsibility of the condemned even when international pressure has led to those cases being reviewed or re-tried.

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Parliament Members Question the 15 Million Cases in Iran’s Judiciary

Mohammad Javad Fathi, member of the Iranian regime’s parliament, has acknowledged that there are 15 million records in regime’s judiciary.

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Iran Continues Brutal Punishments of Flogging, Amputation, and Blinding According to Amnesty International Report

Amnesty International published an article on January 18 2017, about Iran’s continuing use of inhuman punishments, that including floggings, amputations and forced blinding over the past year. They write that this shows the regime’s brutal sense of justice.

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Iranian Political Prisoners in dire need of the Support of the International Community

An article in The Hill by Ali Safavi, member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran and president of the Near East Policy Research, discusses the alarming reports which from came from Gohardasht Prison, that activist and political prisoner Ali Moezzi, had disappeared on January 4, 2016.

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Iran Regime’s Weakening Grip Evident after Protests force Release of Prisoner

The Iranian judiciary granted a temporary release to Golrokh Ebrahimi, a political prisoner, earlier this month.  Ebrahimi made international headlines when she was arrested over the ‘dissident’ sentiments expressed in an unpublished, fictional short story found in her home, on her computer, during a police raid. 

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UN Expert Alarmed over Iranian “Prisoners of conscience at risk of dying after prolonged hunger strike”

The United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner published an article on the findings of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran, and the alarm that has been raised by Ms. Asma Jahangir over the critical health situation of several prisoners of conscience on prolonged hunger strikes in the country. 

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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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