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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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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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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 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  Ebrahimi made international headlines when she was arrested over the ‘dissident’ sentiments expressed in an unpublished, fictional short story found in her home, on her computer, during a police raid.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 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 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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