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INU - Large numbers of Iranian women are defying a sexist law, which states that they must wear a hijab while driving, sparking debate within the country about whether the car can be considered a private space where women can dress more freely.

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INU - Three Iranian Christians, two of whom were Muslim converts, have been sentenced to at least a decade in prison for gathering with fellow Christians, according to Middle East Concern, an organisation dedicated to defending Christians in the Middle East and North Africa.

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INU - According to reports obtained from inside Iran, the past months have seen a spike in arrests and executions. In fear of mass anti-state protests similar to those that took place in 2009, the regime has resorted to raid the homes of political and human rights activists in Iran, especially the supporters of the main resistance group People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

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INU - A statement that condemns Iran’s human rights violations was issued by 265 members of European parliament, including 4 vice-presidents and 23 chairs of various commissions and delegations. The statement also calls for the blacklisting the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, and comes on the eve of the Iranian Resistance grand gathering on July 1st, in Paris. In addition, the statement calls for formation of a commission of inquiry to investigate the massacre of political prisoners in Iran and bring the perpetrators of the crimes to the International Court of Justice.

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INU - The marked increase in the censorship of journalists, particularly citizen journalists, by the Iranian Regime has been condemned by a leading press freedom group.

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INU - There have been reports of more than a dozen injured people at a protest in the north-western area of Iran. Families of workers who were laid off from their jobs in the Aqdarreh gold mine in Western Azerbaijan on 15th June took to the streets to peacefully protest.

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