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Iran Regime targeting teachers and labour activists

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian Regime has increased its targeting of teachers and labour activists over the past few weeks, according to Human Rights Watch, merely for their peaceful protests about unpaid wages and poor living conditions.

On November 13, the Council for Coordination among Teachers Unions planned a nationwide protest over insufficient salaries and a dire economic situation. It was the second teacher-organized walkout since Iran’s public school year began on September 21.

Tehran Openly Disregards Concerns Over Imprisoned Dual Nationals

By Edward Carney

At the start of this week, the Islamic Republic of Iran hosted the new British Foreign Minister, Jeremy Hunt, and media reports indicated that the plight of Iranian dual nationals was a major point of interest during discussions with Iranian officials. But while The Independent declared that Hunt had arrived in Tehran “with a clear message” about the unacceptability of using innocent Westerners as political bargaining chips and tools of anti-Western propaganda, Reuters noted that no such message was conveyed by media inside Iran, where crackdowns on free speech and the independent press have been escalating alongside the repression of dual nationals.

UN condemns Iran for human rights abuses

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The UN General Assembly’s Third Committee adopted a resolution last week to condemn the Iranian regime’s systematic human rights violations; a matter that will go to the UNGA for a vote in December.

It is not hard to imagine that it will be approved there as well, after all, this is the 65th UN resolution related to Iran’s human rights abuses, which have been apparent since the start of the mullahs’ rule and perhaps most prominent during the 1988 massacre of 30,00 members of the principal opposition movement, The People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK).

UN adopts 65th resolution on Iran’s human rights abuses

By INU Staff

INU - A UN human rights committee on Thursday approved a resolution that urged Iran to end its widespread use of arbitrary detention, eliminate discrimination against women and minorities.

The resolution, sponsored by Canada, also expressed serious concern at Iran’s "alarmingly high" use of executions, especially against non-violent offenders and minors, although it did welcome the elimination of the death penalty for certain drug offences. Another concern regarded poor prison conditions, including “deliberately denying prisoners access to adequate medical treatment” and “cases of suspicious deaths in custody.”

Iran’s Democratic Resistance MEK

By INU Staff

INU - Is there a driving force behind the ongoing protests and unrest all over Iran? Lord Maginnis of Drumglass an independent Ulster Unionist member of the U.K. House of Lords and prominent member of the British Committee for Iran Freedom (BCFIF) has the answer which has been well expounded in his article published by Daily Caller, the following is the full text:

 detained environmentalists

By INU Staff

INU- Over 1,000 Iranian civil society activists have signed an open letter to the head of Iran’s judiciary urging him to resolve the case of eight environmentalists jailed since at least February on suspicion of espionage.

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