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Iran’s Persecution of Christians Signals Wider Human Rights Abuses

By Mahmoud Hakamian

In the run-up to Christmas, the Iranian Regime arrested 100 Christians for allegedly promoting their faith to Muslims in an effort to convert them.

Supposedly, Christianity is a tolerated religion and its followers should not be punished by the government for practising their faith, but that is not the reality.

Action Needed on Amnesty International’s Iran Report

By: RezaShafiee

After 30 years, Amnesty International published a 200-page comprehensive report on the massacre of political prisoners in Iran. Its main focus is the dark days of the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in Iran. Had the 1988 massacre been given enough international attention it deserved back then, the Iranian people would not have faced unbridled human rights abuses the following years. Impunity for crimes in those days emboldened the regime over the years to the extent that it is leveling the graves of the same victims all over Iran.

Arrest of striking workers causes anger in Iran

By INU Staff

INU- The arrest of dozens of striking steelworkers by Iranian security forces in Khuzestan province has left residents feeling rightfully angry.

ehran Continue to Deny while Facing Pressure over Human Rights Violations

By Edward Carney

Pressure continue to mount this week on the Islamic Republic of Iran over its systematic human rights violations, following a number of other instances of Western governments and international human rights groups condemning specific examples of persecution as well as the perceived overall increase in Tehran’s crackdown on dissent.

Escalated Crackdown on Lawyers by Iranian Authorities

By INU Staff

INU- According to Human Rights Watch, the crackdown on lawyers by Iranian authorities has worsened. The lawyers are being sentenced to long prison terms by the revolutionary courts for their human rights activism.

For instance, Arash Keykhosravi and Qasem Sholeh Sa’di, arrested on August 18th for participating in a protest rally in front of regime’s parliament, have been sentenced to six years in prison.

New Push for Human Rights Sanctions

By INU Staff

INU- On Monday, Bloomberg reported upon fresh pressure for sanctions and other measures targeting the Islamic Republic of Iran over the perceived increase in the frequency and intensity of its already serious human rights violations. Specifically, the report noted that Canadian lawmakers and a former justice minister had initiated calls for sanctions in accordance with the Magnitsky Act, which was adopted last year and allows for the broad application of economic sanctions to human rights cases.

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