Category: Features

BBC urges UN to act over harassment of journalists in Iran

Corporation says attempts to persuade Iranian authorities to desist have been ignored The BBC is appealing to the United Nations to help protect the rights of its journalists in Iran after complaining that its attempts to lobby Tehran on the issue have […]

Women fight for equal rights, dignity and justice in Iran!

In Iran as well, women fight for the basic rights denied to them and routinely violated by the theocratic regime and the most conservative elements within society there. CODIR campaigns to raise the plight of the brave women who challenge […]

Away from the media spotlight, Iranian protests for workers’ justice continue

Widespread discontent continues to be a feature of everyday life in Iran. JANE GREEN reports on recent developments THE silence of the international media on the developing situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran is a growing issue as the clampdown on opposition within the country continues.  In recent […]

Authorities Move To Intimidate Steel Workers; More Than Ten Arrested

As protests continue at a steel plant in Ahvaz, security forces have arrested more than ten worker activists overnight. Iran’s Free Trade Union reports that security forces conducted overnight raids on homes of steel mill workers and detained ten people. […]

We protest against this injustice!

Statement of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran During the past few days, we have witnessed the plundering by the government of workers’ savings in the Social Security Fund, while Osman Esmaili, a painter and decorator, Mohammad Habibi, […]

Forced Confessions in Iran’s House of the Dead

By ERVAND ABRAHAMIANFEB. 22, 2018 “The degree of civilization in a society can be judged by entering its prisons,” Fyodor Dostoyevsky wrote in “The House of the Dead,” his semi-autobiographical novel about inmates in a Siberian prison camp. Iran continues to […]

Extra-judicial execution in Iran

JANE GREEN assesses the latest unexplained death in custody in the Islamic Republic of Iran THE plausibility of the claims of President Hassan Rouhani to be leading a “reformist” government in Iran took another blow last week, with the death […]

Iran: Three activists on hunger strike after violent prison transfer

7 February 2018, 14:59 UTC The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release human rights activists Atena Daemi, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and her husband Arash Sadeghi, Amnesty International said today, amid reports all three have begun a hunger strike to […]

Iran: At least six young human rights defenders arrested in coordinated raids at risk of torture

2 February 2018, 12:36 UTC Responding to reports that at least six young human rights defenders, including Shima Babaei and her husband Dariush Zand, Saeed Eghbali, Leila Farjami, Mahmoud Masoumi and Behnam Mousivand have been detained in coordinated arrests across […]

How the Mass Media Misread the Iranian Protests

JANUARY 24, 2018 by RAHMAN BOUZARI One of the largest social and political uprisings since the 1979 revolution in Iran has died down for now. However, due to the very lasting structures which ignited the first round of the protests, in […]