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Juvenile Offender Executed

By INU Staff

INU- Between Sunday and Tuesday, the Iran Human Rights website issued three separate reports related to the Iranian judiciary’s ongoing use of capital punishment in cases where the accused person was below the age of 18 at the time of the crime.

Australian academic arrested for “spying” in Iran

By INU Staff

INU- A Melbourne University academic was arrested in Iran and accused of "social espionage" and "collaborating" with the West.

Population expert Dr Meimanat Hosseini Chavoshi, an Australian-Iranian dual national, was on a study tour in Tehran when she was arrested.

Arrestees’ Families Highlight Only a Part of Iran’s Crackdown

By Edward Carney

This week, the families of dual nationals detained in the Islamic Republic of Iran came together in an effort to speak with “one voice” while urging greater efforts by their own governments to secure the release of the falsely accused and arbitrarily detained.

Crackdowns in Iran

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On Saturday, the Associated Press drew upon reports from Iranian state media to add to the catalogue of political prisoners serving sentences in the Islamic Republic. It named Hengameh Shahidi as one of the latest targets in the Iranian regime’s crackdown on dissent, which is ongoing and possibly accelerating despite push back from a domestic protest movement, as well as pressure from foreign governments and human rights activists.

Plight of Environmentalists

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On Tuesday, the environmental news outlet Monga Bay published an article detailing the situation of environmentalists in Iran who have been targeted in a crackdown led by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Amidst International Pressure on Women’s Rights

By Edward Carney

On Monday, the Associated Press reported upon new developments related to Iran’s longstanding and globally condemned ban on female attendance at male sporting events. The report noted that FIFA, the international soccer body, received advice on the issue from its Human Rights Advisory Board, whose mandate has just been extended through 2020.

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