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by Poorang Novak 

There are international calls for the Iranian authorities to act immediately to ensure that the life of Soheil Arabi is not put in any further danger. Mr. Arabi has been on hunger strike for 40 days, ten of which have been a dry strike without water. The health of the thirty-two year-old man is very precarious and is deteriorating rapidly. The authorities have refused to treat Mr. Arabi.

By INU Staff

INU - On Tuesday, the Center for Human Rights in Iran featured a profile of and excerpts from an interview with Mahvash Sabet, a leader of the persecuted Baha’i religious minority who was released from prison on September 18 after serving a 10-year sentence for practicing her faith. The article described a number of issues that are familiar features of political imprisonment and the Iranian criminal justice system in general. Prominent among these is a general lack of due process.

By INU Staff

INU -Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), reports that Golrokh Ebrahimi Irai, imprisoned civil activist in the Women’s Ward of Evin Prison, will remain in jail for no more than 22 months before being released. Also imprisoned is her husband, Arash Sadeghi. Mrs. Irai has been in prison since 2016, and her sentence was recently reduced from 60 months to 30 months.

By INU Staff

INU - 1800 workers of the Azarab factory in Arak gathered for a fourth day of protests at the entrance of the Tehran-Arak road and closed the road, earlier this week. They protested the non-payment of their salaries and benefits for the past six months.The workers says that the company has no problem in terms of work and liquidity, but refuses to give workers their rights. The workers have demanded payment of their wages that are in arrears, as well as insurance and bank insurance payments, and the resumption of operations.The workers are also worried about being unemployed because the factory only works at 20% capacity.

By INU Staff

INU - On Wednesday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani delivered his latest speech before the United Nations General Assembly, as he has done at each annual gathering of the international body. The speech came one day after US President Donald Trump gave his own address at the same gathering, voicing harsh criticism of the Islamic Republic for its support of global terrorism, pursuit of nuclear weapons, and its domestic repressiveness and neglect.

By INU Staff

INU - Most often, human rights violations in Iran come as suppression of ethnic and religious minorities, restrictions on the freedom of the press, expression, or assembly, and crackdowns on human rights defenders and political activists.

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