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As Crackdown on Activists Continues, Foreign Appeals Fall on Deaf Ears

By Mahmoud Hakamian

A group of 26 members of the European Parliament sent a letter to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Monday, urging him to intercede in the case of eight environmental activists who are currently standing trial after having been detained for about a year in absence of specific criminal charges. At the time of their arrests in January and February of 2018, the members of the Persian Wildlife Heritage Foundation were vaguely accused of using their credentials as conservation researchers to conceal some manner of intelligence-gathering activities, ostensibly on behalf of one or more foreign governments.

stop Iran’s persecution of Christians

By INU Staff

INU- The world must stop referring to the Iranian government, run by President Hassan Rouhani, as "moderate”, when their abuse of Christians displays anything but moderation, according to political scientist, Dr Majid Rafizadeh.

Crackdown on Activists is a Sign of Tehran’s Broader Rejection of Human Rights

By Edward Carney

A number of recent reports have highlighted the ongoing persecution of specific activists’ groups in the Islamic Republic of Iran. Many of these have focused on the trial of eight environmentalists who have been held in Evin Prison for over a year, on the basis of vague accusations that they were using their professional expertise in ecological issues as a pretext for spying.

British aid worker held in Iran denied medical care

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian prison authorities are denying medical care to a falsely imprisoned British charity worker until she apologises for going on hunger strike in protest to her treatment by the Regime, despite claims from the Iranian ambassador to the UK that she is receiving treatment.

Political Prisoner Denied Hospitalization for Cancer Treatment

By INU Staff

INU- 38 year old Arash Sadeghi, who has been serving a 15 year prison sentence for political activities since June of 2016, has been suffering with medical problems in Raja’i Shahr prison in Karaj, near Tehran.

After a “Year of Shame,” Iran’s Crackdowns on Dissent Continue to Escalate

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On Wednesday, the Fair Observer published an article commenting upon the ongoing cycle of anti-government protests and government crackdowns in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The piece notes that Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s research and advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa, has referred to the year 2018 as a “year of shame,” because of the Iranian regime’s brutal repression of dissent in the wake of a nationwide uprising that brought attention to worsening economic hardship and Tehran’s apparent disregard for the basic needs of the Iranian people.

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