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by-Poorang Novak

The Italian Parliamentary and Citizens’ Committee for a Free Iran has condemned the Iranian authorities for their mistreatment of prisoners in Iran and have expressed their concern for the 21 prisoners who are partaking in an ongoing hunger strike in Gohardasht prison in Karaj. Some of the prisoners have been on hunger strike for a month and are in a critical condition.

by-Jazeh Miller

There have been an increasing number of protests taking place in Iran. The people are discontent with many areas of life in their country, and some of the biggest issues include poverty, unemployment and poor working conditions.

By INU Staff

INU - In Iran’s Gohardasht Prison, sometimes called Raja’i Shahr prison, more than a dozen political prisoners have gone on a hunger strike.

By INU Staff

INU - The trial of Stockholm academic and researcher Ahmadreza Djalali who was arrested in Tehran during a visit for a conference last April is about to begin. Djalali is charged with espionage and 'enmity with God' – a charge Amnesty International calls 'extremely vague grounds’ — but one that in Iran can result in the death penalty.

by-Jazeh Miller

A group of political prisoners have written a letter in order to gain the attention of human rights organisations with regards to the appalling conditions prisoners have to deal with. The prisoners from Ardebil prison urged the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights to take immediate action to remedy the situation of political prisoners in Gohardasht prison near the country’s capital. The prisoners in Gohardasht prison are currently participating in a hunger strike.

by Poorang Novak

Earlier this month, the inauguration ceremony for President Hassan Rouhani of Iran took place. This marked the start of his second term. There were officials from across the world in attendance, including Federica Mogherini, the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, where she was a special guest.

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