January 5, Shahriar Kia, political analyst and member of Iranian opposition (PMOI/MEK) wrote about the homeless Iranians who were sleeping, some even living, in graves to escape winter in Iran.
By INU Staff
INU - On Tuesday, it was reported that the Iranian judiciary had granted temporary release to Golrokh Ebrahimi, a political prisoner who had made numerous headlines within the international human rights activist community after she was brought up on charges stemming from the supposedly dissident sentiments expressed in an unpublished, fictional short story found in her home during a police raid.
By INU Staff
INU - On Tuesday, it was reported that the Iranian activist and political prisoner Arash Sadeghi had ended his hunger strike after 71 days and an array of protest actions on his behalf during the last several days. Some reports indicated that as many as 800 people had assembled outside of Evin Prison on Monday to call for the Iranian regime to take action to save Sadeghi’s life.
On Monday, The Telegraph reported that Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, the Iranian-British charity worker who was given a five year sentence on vague national security charges in September, had been released from solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Prison. The Christmas release came after months of isolation away from the general prison population, during which time she had reportedly begun a hunger strike and confessed thoughts of suicide to her husband during telephone conversations.
In an for The American Thinker, Hesmat Alavi, political journalist and activist, writes about the case of an Iranian political prisoner, whose hunger strike has recently gained widespread global attention as a campaign for his release went viral, with the hashtag #saveArash trending worldwide. Now, authorities in Tehran are under pressure to release Arash Sadeghi as his condition grows alarming after refusing food for more than 70 days.
As Ilan Berman, the vice president of the American Foreign Policy Council, for USA Today on December 29, President-elect Donald Trump railed repeatedly against President Obama's “” nuclear deal with Iran, while still on the campaign trail. He vowed to tear up the agreement, or amend it, at least, as one of his first acts in office. But, for many reasons that the nuclear pact between Iran and the U.S., the U.K., Russia, China, France and Germany last summer will be a bigger challenge than the president-elect or his advisers imagined.