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Forty people in Iran’s northwestern Ardabil province have been given flogging sentences, according to a judicial official, most of them for “disturbing public order”.

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran said that there were increased restrictions on freedom of expression in Iran, as well as further violations of the right to life, liberty and a fair trial, in a report to the General Assembly on August 16.

International Community Should Demand Justice in Iran Massacre

By INU Staff

INU - Amnesty International released a new statement last month about one of the worst crimes against humanity in recent decades that still remains unresolved: Iran’s 1988 Massacre.

The motivation for releasing the statement was the callous remarks by those who participated in the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners and have yet to be punished. In fact, the murderers have been rewarded with positions of power in the government or in state-affiliated organizations, which gives a sense of impunity to those who fail to show remorse for the killings and even show a sick sense of pride in them.

Iran Resistance Calls for Release of Protesters

By INU Staff

INU - On Sunday, August 11, the Iranian Regime arrested Hashem Khastar, a teacher's representative, and a number of others who demanded the resignation and removal of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

The protesters had gathered in front of a tribunal in Mashhad in order to show their support for another detainee who had previously called for the ouster of the Supreme Leader. Then, the Regime arrested them.

Kurdish Porters Continue to Be Killed and Injured by Regime Agents

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian regime has been targeting religious and ethnic minorities for many years. It has been reported that in the past few weeks, a number of Kurdish porters have been killed or injured by regime agents.

Sources concerned with human rights have said that porters have been fired at by agents of the notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). A number of porters have been killed and dozens have been injured.

10+ Iranian Activists Arrested for Protesting Jail Sentence of Another Activist

By INU Staff

INU - At least 10 activists in Mashhad, northeast Iran, have been arrested for protesting the 13-year jail sentence handed down to activist Kamal Jafari Yazdi.

Jafari was one of 14 activists who called for Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei to resign and make way for a new political order to replace the Regime. He was arrested on August 2018 and sentenced in April 2019.

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