Trump sends aggressive signal to Iran

14th October 2017 The decision of US President, Donald Trump, to de-certify the international deal with Iran has brought condemnation across the world.  Jane Green assesses the likely consequences. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has repeatedly found that the […]

‘Is it art or pain?’ Iran’s Parastou Forouhar on family, death and the failed revolution

Every autumn, the Iranian artist Parastou Forouhar returns to Tehran from Germany to hold a memorial service for her murdered parents. Dariush Forouhar, a secular politician, and his wife, Parvaneh, were two of Iran’s most high-profile political activists when they […]

Solidarity group calls for urgent action on Iranian prisoners

15th  September 2017 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has called for urgent action to secure the immediate release of two Iranian trade unionists on hunger strike.   […]

Sick, untreated and tormented: How Iranian authorities leave prisoners to suffer

World powers have strengthened their ties with Iran since the nuclear deal was signed. Now they should pressure Tehran to end its ruthless treatment of political prisoners. A photograph showing the heavily bandaged face of a prominent Iranian journalist and […]

Iran: Arrest of human rights defender seeking truth about disappeared family members

11 September 2017, 17:46 UTC The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release a human rights defender arrested from her home last night, who has previously been targeted by the authorities for her peaceful activism, said Amnesty International. Raheleh Rahemipour […]

 

Iran: what does ending sanctions mean for workers?

22 Feb 2016, By Owen Tudor UPDATE – 23 February: Almost immediately this post went live, we heard the depressing news that teachers’ union leader Ismail Abdi (see earlier posts about his case and about Amnesty International designating him a […]

Iran’s Nobel Peace Laureate Speaks From Exile

“Human rights activists do not have the right to lose hope,” says Iran human rights lawyer Shirin Ebadi. —By Bryan Schatz Mon Feb. 29, 2016 6:00 AM EST Iranian human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shirin Ebadi Domenech […]

International unions condemn arrests in Iran

25th Febuary 2016 Press Release For Immediate Use The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has this week protested against a new wave of arrests by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which further undermine its human rights record, […]

Parliamentary elections in Iran: an interview with FIDH President Karim Lahidji

On 26 February 2016, parliamentary elections are to be held in Iran. Karim Lahidji, President of FIDH and of the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran, answers questions about these elections and their possible impact in Iran. […]

Iranian workers struggle for justice

25.02.2016 Maziyar Gilaninejhad of the Union of the Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) talks about the challenges and struggles of Iranian workers, and the likely effects of the nuclear deal on the economy. Q: The economic situation in Iran […]

Elections in Iran – The great candidate cull

Choose any candidate you like—after the mullahs have excluded reformers THE Islamic Republic of Iran, as its name suggests, has been a curious amalgam of people-power and theocracy from the start. For most of its 37 years clerics have firmly […]

A portrait of Iran’s incomplete revolution

Nearly four decades after the 1979 revolution in Iran, the story of two cellmates from the first political women’s prison symbolises an incomplete revolution, argues Soheil Asefi.

Iran: Rejected female candidates risk backlash in small towns

Source: Radio Zamaneh The Iranian president’s advisor on women’s affairs, Fahimeh Farahmanpour, has expressed grave concern over the Guardian Council’s widespread disqualification of women running in the parliamentary elections. Farahmandpour told ISNA on Tuesday February 9 that the widespread elimination […]

IndustriALL Global Union calls on Government of Iran to intervene at Khatoon Abad Copper Mines

  Mr. Hassan Rouhani President Islamic Republic of Iran Email:  media@rouhani.ir; mission.iran@ties.itu.int   Dear Mr. President Hassan Rouhani,   I am writing to you on behalf of  IndustriALL Global Union, which represents more than 50 million workers in mining, energy […]

IndustriALL demands release of Iranian workers

03.02.2016 IndustriALL Global Union is calling on the government of Iran to immediately release 28 workers arrested on 26 January. The workers from Khatton Abad Copper Mines, were seized after taking part in a peaceful demonstration demanding the reinstatement of […]