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Ebrahim Raisi and the MEK

By INU Staff

INU- Earlier this month, the Iranian Regime appointed Ebrahim Raisi as head of the judiciary, which drew widespread disapproval because of Raisi’s role in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 members of the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Hope and Fear Surround Human Rights Issues at Start of New Iranian Calendar Year

By Edward Carney

Last week marked the beginning of a new Iranian calendar year. The first day of spring coincides with the holiday Nowruz, meaning “new day” in Persian. Some organizations with an interest in Iranian political affairs and human rights issues recognized the occasion with retrospectives on the prior year or commentaries about what might be expected in the year ahead. Some individuals who are close to these issues did the same, as in the case of civil rights activist and political prisoner Sepideh Gholian, who wrote an open letter from Sepidar Prison discussing her situation in the context of the overall crackdown on protest and dissent in the Islamic Republic.

Rights of Afghan Refugees Violated by Iran Regime

By INU Staff

INU- Afghan’s government officials condemned the Islamic Republic for recruiting Afgan citizens to fight in Syria with the Fatemiyoun Brigade last year.

Reporters Without Borders condemn appointment of a criminal as Iran regime’s Chief justice

By INU Staff

INU- Ebrahim Raisi, member of the feared Death Commission appointed by Ruhollah Khomeini in 1988, as well as a Khamenei protégé and former prosecutor general, has been chosen to head Iran’s justice system for the next five years. His March 7th appointment by Iran’s Supreme Leader is an insult to his victims’ families and another blow to judicial independence.

Iran given spot on UN Council for women, despite human rights abuses against women

By INU Staff

INU- Iran has been granted a seat on the United Nations Committee on the Status of Women, which oversees protests about the international abuse of women, despite the fact that the country is one of the top women rights’ abusers in the world.

Exposing Iran Regime gender discrimination in employment

By INU Staff

INU- Over the past 40 years, Iran has become one of the worst countries in the world in terms of women’s rights and opportunities, with even some of the state-run media outlets recently beginning to reveal the poor state of women’s rights under the mullahs.

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