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Iran civil activist re-arrested on unknown charges

By INU Staff

INU - Iranian civil rights activist Yasaman Aryani was arrested on April 10 for unknown reasons, following a raid on her Tehran home by state security forces, according to a video posted on social media by her mother.

Female Political Prisoners Face Pressure from Iran’s Hardline Judiciary

By Edward Carney

On Friday, the Center for Human Rights in Iran reported upon the deteriorating health condition of a female political prisoner following nine consecutive months of solitary confinement. Hengameh Shahidi is currently serving a 13 year prison sentence on the basis of activism and political expressions including her criticism of then-head of the Iranian judiciary Sadegh Larijani. She is currently awaiting the results of an appeal of the verdict, which was handed down on December 10, 2018, following her arrest just over five months earlier.

Anniversary of Iranian-British Woman’s Arrest Produces Renewed Calls to Action

By Edward Carney

On Wednesday, multiple Western media outlets published commentaries on the three-year anniversary of the arrest of British-Iranian dual national Nazanin Zagahri-Ratcliffe by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The incident was only one in a series of politically-motivated arrests of individuals with either citizenship in a Western nation or some other significant connection to countries described as “enemies” by hardline Iranian officials.

Iran: Mullahs’ regime worse than flood

By INU Staff

INU- While people of Iran are struggling with the flood and its consequences, instead of helping the victims, Khamenei and his regime’s main concern is to stand up against the popular uprising. Therefore, instead of sending medical or engineering units or proper equipment and machines for helping people, Khamenei has sent fully equipped oppressive forces for scaremongering and oppressing a possible uprising.

We need to fight for Human Rights in Iran

By INU Staff

INU- Forty years on from the birth of the Iranian Regime, millions of people are struggling to live under the mullahs. It’s not just the various economic crises that are troubling the country, but the dire human rights situation with anyone daring to highlight inequality or challenge injustice threatened with incarceration, torture and death.

Iran: Mismanagement Paved the Way for Massive Floods

By INU Staff

INU- Provinces across Iran have been hit with severe flooding, which has resulted in injuries and death, as well as catastrophic damage to homes and infrastructure.

The key contributors to this environmental crisis are deforestation and real estate developments built in dried-up ravines and river beds. The incompetence of governmental agencies have worsened the crisis.

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