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Nizar Zakka, a US resident and Lebanese businessman has been in an Iranian prison since September 2015. His son, Nadim Nizar Zakka, is campaigning for his release.

By INU Staff

INU - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, an Iranian-British woman who is a London resident, is currently serving a five-year prison sentence in Iran. She was arrested as she was boarding a plane to return to England, along with her toddler daughter, after attending a family reunion in Iran. She was charged with plotting the “soft toppling” of Iran’s government.

By INU Staff

INU -Every year, on October 5th World Teachers’ Day, is observed. Since 1994, this day serves to highlight awareness of the importance of the role played by teachers worldwide. In Iran, however, teachers live under the pressure of poverty, making it difficult for them to fulfill their educational duties.

By INU Staff

INU - Reportedly, for the past two years, Iran’s Minister of Education has been using a list of "disorders" that disqualifies applicants from obtaining a teaching position.

By INU Staff

INU - Recently, two separate reports emerged which introduced new information to the picture of Iran’s ongoing human rights violations. In the first place, informed sources reported last week that the Defenders of Human Rights Center had detailed violations of civil and political rights as well as targeted attacks on organizations whose aim is to defend the rights of teachers, workers, and other groups. Additionally, the National Council of Resistance of Iran pointed out on Tuesday that Iran Human Rights Monitor had put out a summary of human rights violations that took place specifically in the month of September.

By INU Staff

INU - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who holds both British and Iranian passports, was a project manager with the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the news agency’s charitable arm.

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