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UN adopts 65th resolution on Iran’s human rights abuses

By INU Staff

INU - A UN human rights committee on Thursday approved a resolution that urged Iran to end its widespread use of arbitrary detention, eliminate discrimination against women and minorities.

The resolution, sponsored by Canada, also expressed serious concern at Iran’s "alarmingly high" use of executions, especially against non-violent offenders and minors, although it did welcome the elimination of the death penalty for certain drug offences. Another concern regarded poor prison conditions, including “deliberately denying prisoners access to adequate medical treatment” and “cases of suspicious deaths in custody.”

Iran’s Democratic Resistance MEK

By INU Staff

INU - Is there a driving force behind the ongoing protests and unrest all over Iran? Lord Maginnis of Drumglass an independent Ulster Unionist member of the U.K. House of Lords and prominent member of the British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) has the answer which has been well expounded in his article published by Daily Caller, the following is the full text:

 detained environmentalists

By INU Staff

INU- Over 1,000 Iranian civil society activists have signed an open letter to the head of Iran’s judiciary urging him to resolve the case of eight environmentalists jailed since at least February on suspicion of espionage.

Iran’s human rights reach record lows

By INU Staff

INU- The situation of human rights in Iran has deteriorated to an unprecedented level under the leadership of so-called moderate Hassan Rouhani, according to political scientist Dr. Majid Rafizadeh.

Juvenile Death Sentences

By Mahmoud Hakamian 

Last Friday, the Iran Human Rights website published a report describing the latest death sentence handed down by the Iranian judiciary for a crime that was allegedly committed before the defendant was 18 years old.

Crackdown on Press Freedom

By Edward Carney

The Center for Human Rights in Iran has called attention to Monday’s arrest of Masoud Kazemi, the editor-in-chief of a political magazine titled Persian Voice, who has also worked for a number of reformist outlets throughout his career.

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