Category: Features

Iran: Stoning writer rearrested as Revolutionary Guards block review of her conviction

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM Iranian human rights defender and writer Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, sentenced to six years in prison for writing a story about the cruel practice of stoning, was rearrested on Sunday and […]

Intelligence Agents Arrest Filmmaker and Journalist

Intelligence Ministry forces arrested filmmaker Saleh Deldan and a journalist, Zeynab Karimian, on January 23. Prior to the arrest, in December 2016, Intelligence Ministry agents searched the home of Deldan and accused of him of “acting against national security” and […]

Solidarity group expresses condolences for fire victims in Iran

19th January 2017   Press Release For Immediate Use   Solidarity group expresses condolences for fire victims in Iran   Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has expressed condolences to the families of […]

Rafsanjani- A Vicious Theocrat Right To The End

While the mainstream media has been quick to sing the praises of former Iranian president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died on Sunday, those involved in the long struggle for human rights and democracy in Iran are far from convinced of […]

Iran nuclear deal on the brink

The election of Donald Trump to the United States Presidency has sent shock waves across the world.  The future of the Middle East was uncertain before the election outcome.  It is even more uncertain now.  In relation to Iran, in […]

Iran’s authorities must stop toying with life of activist on hunger strike

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 2 January 2017 Iran’s authorities must stop toying with life of activist on hunger strike The Iranian authorities are putting the life of imprisoned human rights defender Arash Sadeghi at grave risk and should release him […]

Free and independent trade unions fight for workers’ rights in Iran

In October, the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) became the first affiliate from Iran to join IndustriALL. The affiliation is a significant step in a country where unions are persecuted and trade unionists imprisoned. PROFILE Union: Union […]

Iran: petroleum workers win back pay after strike action

13.12.2016 Workers at the Bushehr Petrochemical Complex won unpaid wages after taking strike action last week. Workers went on strike on Monday 5 December after not receiving wages since June. On Saturday, they were paid for the months of July, […]

Gravest concerns about the continuing detention, intimidation and repression of trade unionists in Iran

By e- mail: media@rouhani.ir, info_leader@leader.ir, iran@un.int, mission.iran@ties.itu.int   To: Hassan Rouhani President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Cc:    Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, New York; Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, Head of the Judiciary; […]

Iranian activist couple jailed in Evin Prison

URGENT ACTION Iranian activist couple jailed in Evin Prison The health of jailed Iranian human rights defender Arash Sadeghi has deteriorated. He has been on hunger strike since 24 October in protest at the imprisonment of his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi […]