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Three Female Iranian Activists Sentenced to 55 Years in Jail

By INU Staff

INU - Three Iranian women’s rights activists, currently held in Qarchak Prison, have been sentenced to a total of 55 years in prison for removing their hijabs in public, which is against the sexist laws of the Iranian Regime.

On Wednesday, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran told Yasaman Aryani, Monireh Arabshahi, and Mojgan Keshavar of their sentences in a meeting without their lawyers.

Iran: Jailed Activist Starts Hunger Strike

By INU Staff

INU - Sepideh Qolian (Gholian), an Iranian civic and labour activist that has been jailed since the beginning of the year has now started a hunger strike. She is taking this action in protest against her treatment by security agents and also the poor treatment her family has been subjected to.

British-Iranian Woman Sent Back to Jail in Tehran

By INU Staff

INU - Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a 40-year-old British Iranian woman who was arrested in Tehran in 2016 has been transferred back to prison after a short stay in the psychiatric ward of a local hospital.

Apart from her stint in the local hospital, Ms. Zaghari-Ratcliffe has been detained in poor conditions since her arrest in April 2016. She recently spoke about her conditions, saying that they are far from meeting international norms.

On Gender Discrimination, Iran Faces Little Pressure Abroad, but Much at Home

By Edward Carney

On Thursday, soccer’s international governing body professed to have seen recent progress toward Iran ending its ban on female attendance at male sporting events. However, reports on this topic gave no indication of concrete steps undertaken by Iran’s domestic sports authorities, much less by the country’s theocratic government.

Falsely Imprisoned British Aid Worker Transferred to Iranian Mental Hospital

By INU Staff

INU - The British-Iranian charity worker wrongfully imprisoned on spying charges in Iran, Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, has now been transferred to a mental health ward, her husband said.

Zaghari-Ratcliffe, 40, was arrested in April 2016, falsely charged with spying, and later sentenced to five years in prison. She had been visiting family in Iran for the Iranian New Year with her baby daughter Gabriella.

Iranian Regime Calls on People to Report Their Fellow Citizens’ “Immoral” Behaviour

By INU Staff

INU- The Iranian regime, for four decades, has suppressed the people of Iran. It has denied the people of the most basic of human rights and has plundered their wealth. It has ensured that freedom is curbed and it has punished countless citizens for acts that it describes as “immoral”. Acts that most of the rest of the world do not give a second thought about in their respective countries. For instance, posting their political opinions on social media, wearing what they wish, holding or attending mixed-sex parties, campaigning for human rights, and so on.


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