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Iran’s Former Justice Minister Confirms Extrajudicial Execution of Dissidents by Country’s Secret Service

By INU Staff

INU- Iran’s former Minister of Interior and Minister of Justice confirmed the country’s secret service’s implication in extrajudicial execution of dissidents.

Mostafa Pourmohammadi, Iran’s Minister of interior (2005 to 2008) and Minister of justice (2013 to 2017) affirmed in an interview given to Mosallas review and reproduced by Jamaran website that Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) had been implicated in extrajudicial execution and assassination of dissidents in the 1990s named chain murders.

Imprisoned Iranian Labor Activists Go on Hunger Strike

By INU Staff

INU - Sanaz Alahyari and her husband Amir-Hussain Mohammadi-Far, two labor activists who were arrested during the strike of the workers of Haft Tapeh sugar mill, have gone on hunger strike. Mr. Mohammadi-Far was the editor in chief of Gam magazine. The couple were fired and their insurances canceled for speaking out against the regime.

Iranian Labor Activist Summoned to Revolutionary Court

By INU Staff

INU - Parvin Mohammadi, Vice President of the Free Trade Union of Iran Workers, was summoned to the so-called revolutionary court of Karaj. According to the union, Mohammadi was instructed in a letter to be present in the 1st branch of revolutionary court of the city of Karaj, for charges of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic.”

This labor activist along with several other workers were arrested in March 2019 in Jahan Nama Park in Karaj. They were released after 15 days on bail.

Report on the Health Conditions of Political Prisoner Majid Assadi

By INU Staff

INU - Majid Assadi, political prisoner in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in Karaj city, is suffering from several diseases, including endocrinology, and digestive, vision and spine problems.

The prison's physicians have prescribed him special medical treatment in the hospital in specified periods, but the prison’s officials have caused obstructions and prevented him from going to the hospital. If this condition and inattention of the prison officials to his problems persist, Assadi risks turning blind.

Despite Countless Testimonials, Tehran Denies Existence of Political Prisoners

By Edward Carney

In recent remarks on state television, the spokesperson for Iran’s hardline judiciary repeated a familiar regime talking point regarding the practice of political imprisonment. Quite simply, Gholamhossein Esmaili said, the Islamic Republic does not detain or prosecute people on the basis of political motives. Other regime officials have made similar statements in the past, but these have generally been met with ridicule.

Iranian Security Forces Kill Defenseless Civilian in Southeast Iran

By Poorang Novak

On Monday, June 24, Iranian police forces in Jalgh, southeast Iran, open fired and killed an unarmed citizen before ransacking his home. The victim, Zaman Malek Mohammadi, a member of the Iranian Baluchi minority, was shot dead by police forces in the city of Jalgh, southeast of Iran.

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