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British aid worker held in Iran denied medical care

By INU Staff

INU- Iranian prison authorities are denying medical care to a falsely imprisoned British charity worker until she apologises for going on hunger strike in protest to her treatment by the Regime, despite claims from the Iranian ambassador to the UK that she is receiving treatment.

Political Prisoner Denied Hospitalization for Cancer Treatment

By INU Staff

INU- 38 year old Arash Sadeghi, who has been serving a 15 year prison sentence for political activities since June of 2016, has been suffering with medical problems in Raja’i Shahr prison in Karaj, near Tehran.

After a “Year of Shame,” Iran’s Crackdowns on Dissent Continue to Escalate

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On Wednesday, the Fair Observer published an article commenting upon the ongoing cycle of anti-government protests and government crackdowns in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The piece notes that Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s research and advocacy director for the Middle East and North Africa, has referred to the year 2018 as a “year of shame,” because of the Iranian regime’s brutal repression of dissent in the wake of a nationwide uprising that brought attention to worsening economic hardship and Tehran’s apparent disregard for the basic needs of the Iranian people.

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.

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