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Iran’s Divergent Priorities on Human Rights

By Edward Carney

Earlier in January, two back-to-back news stories helped to illustrate the blatantly misplaced priorities that Iranian institutions maintain with regard to the rights of women. Together, the two stories illustrate the tendency of regime authorities to react swiftly and decisively in cases of perceived violations of laws concerning gender segregation and women’s behavior while remaining broadly tolerant of incidents involving rape accusations and other examples of female victimization at the hands of men.

Six per cent of Iranian girls are married before age 14

By INU Staff

INU- A shocking 6% of Iranian girls get married between 10 and 14, according to an Iranian MP.

Parvaneh Salahshouri, head of the women’s faction in the Regime’s parliament, announced this horrific figure during a meeting in Tehran on child marriages.

The Iran Regime's Torture Targeting the MEK

By Mahmoud Hakamian

It is well known that throughout its four decades in power, the Iranian Regime has used torture against its own people, specifically dissidents, but a new report shines a light on just how widespread their torture is and specifically focuses on its use against the Iranian Resistance group, the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

 More Aggression against Western Nationals

By Edward Carney

Last week, it was revealed that a US Navy veteran named Michael White had been arrested by Iranian authorities in July. This made him the fourth known American citizen to be held prisoner in the Islamic Republic. In addition, one permanent resident is also serving prison time and yet another US citizen has been missing since 2007 and is believed by his family to also be a prisoner of the Iranian government.

New Hostage-Taking Confirmed, and Risks May Be Growing for Dual Nationals in Iran

‌By Mahmoud Hakamian

On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that an American citizen by the name of Michael R. White has been detained by the Iranian regime since July, making him the fourth known American citizen to be taken hostage by the Iranian regime. The nation’s Foreign Ministry confirmed the detention but did not provide details regarding what, if any, charges have been filed against the 46-year-old US Navy veteran who was arrested in the city of Mashhad after reportedly traveling there to visit his Iranian girlfriend.

Iran Regime tries to force activist to retract statement on being tortured

By INU Staff

INU- The Iranian Regime is pressuring labour activist Esmail Bakhshi to retract his statement about being tortured “to the brink of death” while in prison late last year, with his family also potentially being threatened, according to various sources.

Farzaneh Zilani, the lawyer of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane workers’ representative, said: “After the torture was brought up, pressure against Esmail Bakhshi intensified and there is evidence that suggests that my client is under pressure and that there is a psychological environment against him to deny the torture.”

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