MEPs Call for Iran to Be Brought to Justice for Crimes Against Humanity and Human Rights Abuses

27 June 2017

A large number of members of European parliament released a statement regarding Iran’s abuse of human rights. The 265 MEPs said that they condemned Iran’s disregard for human rights and called for an inquiry to be commissioned so that the 1988 massacre in which more than 30,000 political prisoners were executed can be investigated. They also want to see those responsible for this crime against humanity face justice and stand before the International Court of Justice.

Unemployment Crisis Continues in Iran

19 June 2017

The real unemployment rate is several times higher than what has been officially announced, and it’s not going to decrease in the near future, according to former head of Tehran Economics University.

The regime’s labor minister also earlier announced that the country’s unemployment rate will not decrease in the next few years.

Dozens Faced Flogging for Eating Food in Public During Ramadan

15 June 2017

In Iranian town Qazvin around twenty people have been flogged for eating and/or drinking in public during the fasting time of Ramadan.  

On top of these twenty people that were flogged, there were also dozens of dossiers set up for the same activity, according to state media reports.

Iran: Prisoner of Conscience Still Being Victimised by Authorities

23 May 2017

On Monday, Amnesty International published an Urgent Action notice update regarding the case of a female political prisoner in Iran who faces a potential extended prison sentence for demanding justice for her siblings who were executed during the 1988 massacre in Iran. 

Maryam Akbari Monfared has been told she may receive three more years in prison and may be removed to a remote one. 

She has been serving a 15-year sentence in Evin prison in the country’s capital since 2009.  

Britain Can't Ignore Iran's Human Rights Abuses

09 May 2017

The British Government has come under criticism over its neglect of the issue of Tehran’s record of human rights violations after the UK became one of the six parties to negotiate the Nuclear Deal with Iran.  The US, France, Germany, as well as others, who were not involved in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action but who sought to benefit from its re-opening of the Iranian market, have had similar criticisms levied at them.

In his article for Conservative Home, Mike Freer, the Conservative candidate for Finchley and Golders Green asks, “Has the post Brexit Britain left the UK so eager for new trading partners that policy makers are willing to overlook Iran’s behaviour – all for the sake of retaining Tehran’s interest in British investment?”

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