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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.

Iran: Teachers union representative still being held

By INU Staff

INU- Hashem Khastar, a teachers union leader in Iran went missing under mysterious circumstances a few weeks ago. He is a retired teacher who represents teachers in the Razavi Khorasan province in north-eastern Iran. He had participated in the nationwide teachers strike that the Coordinating Council of Teachers’ Syndicates urged people to join.

Iran arrests another journalist

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian authorities have arrested a Tehran-based journalist, who was writing about government corruption, in the latest of a series of detentions of Iranian journalists that have drawn international condemnation.

Teachers union representative

By INU Staff

INU- Iran: Teachers union representative still being held in psychiatric hospital
Hashem Khastar, a teachers union leader in Iran went missing under mysterious circumstances a few weeks ago.

 Crackdowns on Minorities

By Edward Carney

For years now, critics of the Islamic Republic of Iran have described it as being in the midst of a wide-ranging crackdown on dissent and perceived threats to the regime’s hardline Islamist ideology. Among those perceived threats are a number of ethnic and religious minorities that have long been targeted for repression and deprived of equal status with their Persian Shiite countrymen.

Hundreds Arrested in Crackdown by Iran Regime on Ahvazi Arabs

By INU Staff

INU- Under the regime in Iran, Ahvazi Arabs face discrimination and restrictions on their access to education, employment, adequate housing, and their enjoyment of their cultural and linguistic rights. These people are concerned over their inability to learn, or use their own language freely.

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