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Iran Works to Revoke Already-Scarce Protections for Activists and Minorities

By Edward Carney

On Monday, Iran Human Rights Monitor released its latest monthly summary of human rights issues in the Islamic Republic. The report called further attention to a variety of incidents that had been reported over the course of May, as well as highlighting a few that had not been as extensively covered by media outlets that are focused on Iranian affairs, human rights activism, or both.

Still Disregarding International Law, Iran Prepares to Execute Another Juvenile Offender

By Abdolrahman Mahabadi

It has been reported in recent days that another person is facing execution in the Islamic Republic of Iran despite having been under the age of 18 at the time of his alleged crime. Danial Zeinulabedini was charged alongside three other men for a murder that reportedly took place in September 2017, when Zeinbulabedini was still 17. He has maintained his innocence in subsequent proceedings, but regardless of his role in the incident, international law technically bars the Iranian judiciary from imposing capital punishment on persons who have not attained the recognized age of majority.

Iran continues to allow young girls to be forced into marriage

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian regime is known for its nuclear program and its spread of chaos and terrorism across the Middle East. There has been a lot of focus on the relations between the United States and Iran in the past few weeks because of the heightened tensions that many feared would result in military conflict.

Faltering to Control Online Behavior, Tehran Gives the Public New Circumvention Tools

By Jazeh Miller

On Thursday, the Center for Human Rights in Iran issued a report that arguably highlighted two contrary trends related to the online environment in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The article began by asking the question, “Why is the Iranian government aiding the development of a censorship circumvention tool?” It then went on to explain that the emergence of a web proxy known as MTProto appeared to be part of an effort by the country’s Ministry of Information and Communications Technology to manage and possibly subvert the tendency of private citizens to gain unfiltered access to the internet using similar such tools.

By Jazeh Miller

On Tuesday, a number of reports appeared in the international press which communicated the latest findings of cyber security experts and social media giants regarding ongoing efforts to deceptively influence Western audiences with talking points that serve Iran’s interests.

By INU - Staff

INU - It was reported on Tuesday that the Iranian woman who sparked a large-scale protest movement against the country’s forced veiling laws has been freed from prison. But the news comes amidst a series of crackdowns on other activists, including women’s rights activists, thereby diminishing the significance of the supposed act clemency.

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