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ehran Continue to Deny while Facing Pressure over Human Rights Violations

By Edward Carney

Pressure continue to mount this week on the Islamic Republic of Iran over its systematic human rights violations, following a number of other instances of Western governments and international human rights groups condemning specific examples of persecution as well as the perceived overall increase in Tehran’s crackdown on dissent.

Escalated Crackdown on Lawyers by Iranian Authorities

By INU Staff

INU- According to Human Rights Watch, the crackdown on lawyers by Iranian authorities has worsened. The lawyers are being sentenced to long prison terms by the revolutionary courts for their human rights activism.

For instance, Arash Keykhosravi and Qasem Sholeh Sa’di, arrested on August 18th for participating in a protest rally in front of regime’s parliament, have been sentenced to six years in prison.

New Push for Human Rights Sanctions

By INU Staff

INU- On Monday, Bloomberg reported upon fresh pressure for sanctions and other measures targeting the Islamic Republic of Iran over the perceived increase in the frequency and intensity of its already serious human rights violations. Specifically, the report noted that Canadian lawmakers and a former justice minister had initiated calls for sanctions in accordance with the Magnitsky Act, which was adopted last year and allows for the broad application of economic sanctions to human rights cases.

International Human Rights Day

By INU Staff

INU- December 10 was International Human Rights Day; a time for people around the world to stand up and call out human rights violations. Given that the Iranian Regime has for 40 years been one of the biggest human rights violators in the world, it seems only right to assess their human rights record.

Could Chabahar car bombing be pretext for crackdown on Iranian People?

By INU Staff

INU- Those familiar with the Iranian Regime’s tactics are raising serious concerns about the “suspicious” suicide car-bombing incident in Chabahar, southeast Iran, outside a city police station, noting that traditionally the Iranian Regime has used these sorts of incidents as a precursor to a violent crackdown on the Iranian people.

Amnesty: Iran complicit in ongoing human rights abuses

By INU Staff

INU- The Iranian Regime is complicit in “ongoing crimes against humanity” that arise from the 1988 massacre of thousands of political dissidents, Amnesty International said last week.

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