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Iran arrested at least 7,000 in huge crackdown

By INU Staff

INU- The Iranian Regime arbitrarily arrested at least 7,000 dissidents last year as part of a huge crackdown, which led to hundreds of people being jailed or flogged and at least 35 people died after being slain in the street by Regime forces or under suspicious circumstances in jail, according to Amnesty International.

This mass incarceration of peaceful protesters, including journalists, lawyers, minority rights activists, workers, and women’s rights activists, led Amnesty to dub 2018 as “a year of shame for Iran”.

Iran Regime not doing enough to prevent deaths of homeless

By INU Staff

INU- A second homeless woman has been found frozen to death in the Saadi Gate neighbourhood of Shiraz, Iran, despite a social media campaign protesting the lack of warm shelters during the winter.

Iran’s Divergent Priorities on Human Rights

By Edward Carney

Earlier in January, two back-to-back news stories helped to illustrate the blatantly misplaced priorities that Iranian institutions maintain with regard to the rights of women. Together, the two stories illustrate the tendency of regime authorities to react swiftly and decisively in cases of perceived violations of laws concerning gender segregation and women’s behavior while remaining broadly tolerant of incidents involving rape accusations and other examples of female victimization at the hands of men.

Six per cent of Iranian girls are married before age 14

By INU Staff

INU- A shocking 6% of Iranian girls get married between 10 and 14, according to an Iranian MP.

Parvaneh Salahshouri, head of the women’s faction in the Regime’s parliament, announced this horrific figure during a meeting in Tehran on child marriages.

The Iran Regime's Torture Targeting the MEK

By Mahmoud Hakamian

It is well known that throughout its four decades in power, the Iranian Regime has used torture against its own people, specifically dissidents, but a new report shines a light on just how widespread their torture is and specifically focuses on its use against the Iranian Resistance group, the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

 More Aggression against Western Nationals

By Edward Carney

Last week, it was revealed that a US Navy veteran named Michael White had been arrested by Iranian authorities in July. This made him the fourth known American citizen to be held prisoner in the Islamic Republic. In addition, one permanent resident is also serving prison time and yet another US citizen has been missing since 2007 and is believed by his family to also be a prisoner of the Iranian government.

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