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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.

 Tehran Downplays Death Toll, Defers Responsibility Amidst Devastating Floods

By Edward Carney

Citizens of Iran have been struggling against widespread flooding since March 19. The city of Shiraz is reportedly the hardest hit area, but flash floods have affected nearly all of the country’s 31 provinces. The collective impact of those floods remains to be definitively assessed, especially in light of the fact that the national emergency is still ongoing. But even after more than a week of the crisis, widespread disputes were evident in the public reporting on this issue, leading many critics of the Iranian regime to highlight apparent government efforts to conceal the number of fatalities and the government’s own responsibility for conditions that exacerbated the problem and prevented an effective relief effort.

Ebrahim Raisi and the MEK

By INU Staff

INU- Earlier this month, the Iranian Regime appointed Ebrahim Raisi as head of the judiciary, which drew widespread disapproval because of Raisi’s role in the 1988 massacre of 30,000 members of the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

Hope and Fear Surround Human Rights Issues at Start of New Iranian Calendar Year

By Edward Carney

Last week marked the beginning of a new Iranian calendar year. The first day of spring coincides with the holiday Nowruz, meaning “new day” in Persian. Some organizations with an interest in Iranian political affairs and human rights issues recognized the occasion with retrospectives on the prior year or commentaries about what might be expected in the year ahead. Some individuals who are close to these issues did the same, as in the case of civil rights activist and political prisoner Sepideh Gholian, who wrote an open letter from Sepidar Prison discussing her situation in the context of the overall crackdown on protest and dissent in the Islamic Republic.

Rights of Afghan Refugees Violated by Iran Regime

By INU Staff

INU- Afghan’s government officials condemned the Islamic Republic for recruiting Afgan citizens to fight in Syria with the Fatemiyoun Brigade last year.

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