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An expose´ of the situation facing the inmates imprisoned there, calling the conditions “inhumane

By INU Staff

INU - Nader Fatourechi is a reporter who is affiliated to factions within the Iranian regime. After revealing what had happened regarding the “Teachers’ Reserve Fund,” on August 21st, he was arrested. He was released after his father provided the bail money.

However, while at Fashafuyeh Prison, he spent four days in the quarantine section. Following his release, he wrote an expose´ of the situation facing the inmates imprisoned there, calling the conditions “inhumane.”

Iran Regime’s Mistreatment of Ethnic Minorities Will Only Be Changed Once Mullahs Are Removed

By INU Staff

INU - Ethnic minorities in Iran have faced discrimination, humiliation, and persecution since before the rule of the mullahs, but the repression of these groups came sharply into focus when Ayatollah Khomeini stole power in 1979. As soon as the Khomeini regime had control of Iran, it began its suppression.

As EU Faces Criticism for Silence on Human Rights, Iran’s Repression goes on as Usual

By Edward Carney

On Wednesday, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies published a policy brief criticizing the European Union for “passivity on Iran’s human rights.” It noted that Europe has imposed no new human rights sanctions on the Islamic Republic since 2015, when three European nations joined the US, Russia, and China in signing the nuclear deal with Iran. While this reflects the prevailing Western optimism at the time, it stands in contrast to the fact that various international human rights organizations have described Iran’s domestic situation as actually growing more repressive in many respects, despite the supposed reform agenda of President Hassan Rouhani.

New Call for Justice for Victims of Iran Massacre

By INU Staff

INU - This summer marks that 30th anniversary of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran – a crime against humanity that no one has yet been brought to justice for – but there is new hope.

On Saturday, August 25, there will be an international event happening simultaneously in nearly 30 cities across Europe and North America, where the personal stories of survivors and relatives of the victims will be live streamed across the world and a renewed call for justice will happen.

Long Jail Sentences and Flogging Ordered for Sufi Journalists

By INU Staff

INU - Last week, a Tehran revolutionary court passed extremely harsh sentences on six people who edited or wrote for Majzooban Noor. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns this travesty of justice.

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