INU - The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) arrested Lebanese-American citizen Nizar Zakka in September 2015, when he was headed to an airport in Tehran, after visiting Iran to participate in a conference about women in Iran on an official invitation by Shahindokht Molaverdi, advisor to Iranian Regime President Hassan Rouhani.
Among other recurring human rights violations, the Iranian judiciary has a long track record of using the denial of essential medical services as a form of extrajudicial punishment, especially in cases of political imprisonment. The Islamic Republic is apparently in the midst of a worsening crackdown on dissent, which has in turn spurred a further tightening of restrictions on civil and political rights. As such, there are signs of acceleration in established patterns of abuse.
INU - On Saturday, June 15, Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance movement addressed thousands of members of the Iranian diaspora and their supporters in Brussels at a large protest demonstration to condemn the Iranian Regime for its human rights violations, support for terrorism, and regional warmongering.