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calls for investigation into torture claims by Iran environmentalist

By INU Staff

INU- Iran is violating international standards regarding fair trials in the case of eight detained environmentalists accused of spying and the relevant authorities must open an impartial and transparent investigation into the allegations of torture raised by the defendants, according to Human Rights Watch.

Iran human rights report: January 2019

By INU Staff

INU- Every month, the Iranian Human Rights Monitor releases its report into human right violations in the Gulf State and often it contains some of the most gruesome abuses that you could imagine. The January 2019 report is no different, with executions, corporal punishment, and denial of basic human rights throughout. Be aware that this makes for unpleasant, troubling, and frightening reading.

IRAN: 5 University Administrators Flogged for Negligence

By INU Staff

INU- In the North Khorasan Province, in northeastern Iran, five people were flogged, according to Chief Justice, Asdollah Jafari, who said that the “offenders” had been sentenced for negligence. The five flogging victims were administrators in the North Khorasan Medical Sciences University. The Chief Justice added that the flogging sentences had already been carried out.

Political Detentions Continue Throughout Iran

By Edward Carney

It remains unclear what, if any, charges have actually been filed against the American, who reportedly traveled to Iran to visit a woman with whom he had maintained a long-distance relationship, and whom he visited in the country on two previous occasions. In cases of political imprisonment or the reflexive arrest of dual and foreign nationals, Iranian authorities frequently retain people in custody without charge for long periods of time, subjecting them to interrogation and sometimes torture as they attempt to manufacture a case or elicit a false confession.

Iran arrested at least 7,000 in huge crackdown

By INU Staff

INU- The Iranian Regime arbitrarily arrested at least 7,000 dissidents last year as part of a huge crackdown, which led to hundreds of people being jailed or flogged and at least 35 people died after being slain in the street by Regime forces or under suspicious circumstances in jail, according to Amnesty International.

This mass incarceration of peaceful protesters, including journalists, lawyers, minority rights activists, workers, and women’s rights activists, led Amnesty to dub 2018 as “a year of shame for Iran”.

Iran Regime not doing enough to prevent deaths of homeless

By INU Staff

INU- A second homeless woman has been found frozen to death in the Saadi Gate neighbourhood of Shiraz, Iran, despite a social media campaign protesting the lack of warm shelters during the winter.

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