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The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) released a report

By INU Staff

INU - An international press freedom group has said that European powers looking to preserve the 2015 Iran nuclear deal should pressure the Iranian Regime to end its harassment of journalists.

second trial of Nazanin Zaghari

By INU Staff

INU - On Tuesday, it was reported that a date had been set for the second trial of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, which could result in the addition of up to 16 years to her sentence. This development contradicts the expectations of release that grew out of a trip to Tehran by British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson late last year. Zaghari-Ratcliffe holds citizenship in Iran and the UK (although Iran does not recognize dual citizenship) and was a resident of the UK when she was arrested at Tehran airport in April 2016, at the end of a visit to family in her native country.

By INU Staff

INU - While the world’s attention is firmly fixed on the fate of the Iran nuclear deal, the human rights situation in Iran grows worse by the day.

By INU Staff

INU - The US House of Representatives recently passed a bill to expose Iran’s abuses of human rights and the taking of hostages .

Ahmadreza Djalali

By Edward Carney

On Thursday, the CHRI reported upon the public release of a recent photograph of Ahmadreza Djalali, who was sentenced to death last October on the basis of unsubstantiated accusations of collaboration with the Israeli government. The photograph shows that the prisoner has experienced dramatic weight loss and appears to be otherwise be in poor health, in line with previous reports about his case.

December 2017 Iran Uprising

By INU Staff

INU - On April 26th, in an interview with Mizan, the Iranian Judiciary’s official news agency, Gholam-Hossein Esmaili, the Prosecutor of Tehran Province, announced that some “100 indictments” have been issued in connection with the turn of the year protests that took place in late December 2017 and early January 2018. He said that many of the accused have been charged with “crimes against national security.”

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