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Human Rights Abuses and Drug Smuggling at Iran Prison

By INU Staff

INU - Human rights violations are commonplace and systematic in the Orumieh Central Prison in West Azarbaijan province, northwest Iran, while the prison officials are more concerned with smuggling drugs than the welfare of prisoners.

Iranian Regime Still Not Held to Justice for 1988 Crime Against Humanity

By INU Staff

INU - During the summer of 1988, tens upon thousands of political prisoners were executed by the Iranian regime on the orders of the Supreme Leader. The regime has still not been held to account for this crime against humanity and the family members of the executed dissidents are still suffering and campaigning for justice.

Baha'i Worshipper Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

By INU Staff

INU - Reports from Iran indicate that the Iranian regime has sentenced Sophia Mobini, a Baha'i citizen, to 10 years in prison.

Ms. Mobini was arrested in November 2017 during the ceremony of the 200th anniversary of the founder of the Baha'i Faith, and was released on bail.

Iranian Political Prisoner on Hunger Strike Has Severe Decline in Health

By INU Staff

INU -  An Iranian civil rights activist was taken to dispensary of Fashafouyeh Prison on Thursday, June 20, bcause of a severe decline in his health since he went on hunger strike.

Soheil Arabi, who is being held in the notorious prison also known as the Greater Tehran Penitentiary, went on hunger strike on Saturday, June 15, to protest the prison authorities ignoring of his repeated requests that his most basic needs be met.

Murder of Political Prisoner Highlights Recurring Extrajudicial Punishments in Iran

By Edward Carney

On Thursday, it was reported that 10 Iranian political prisoners had attached their names to an open letter responding to the murder of another political prisoner, 21-year-old Alireza Shir-Mohammad-Ali, by fellow inmates. The letter does not mince words in describing the circumstances of his death, but explicitly accuses prison authorities of leaving the door to his solitary confinement cell unlocked after directing two violent offenders to attack him.

Continuing a Hardline Trend, Iran Accelerates Imposition of Death Sentences

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On Wednesday, the National Council of Resistance of Iran reported that the deputy head of the Iranian judiciary, Gholam Hossein Mohseni-Ejei, had been granted authority by the regime’s supreme leader to impose death sentences and orders of qisas, or “retribution in kind.” The move was evidently the result of a direct request by the nation’s top legal authority, Ebrahim Raisi, in the interest of accelerating the processing of capital cases.


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