Iran: Fears mounting for detained Ahwazi Arabs amid reports of secret executions

Iranian authorities must immediately disclose the fate and whereabouts of hundreds of members of the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority being held without access to their families or lawyers, Amnesty International said following reports that some have been executed in secret. […]

“Distribution of biscuits” and other peaceful activities earn an elderly Tehran bus driver over 5 years in prison

Two leading trade union activists in Tehran have been received 5-year prison sentences for engaging in legitimate, legal and peaceful trade union activities. Ebrahim Madadi, deputy chairman of the Syndica-e Vahed (Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus […]

Amnesty International – Iran – Press Release – Hundreds arrested in vicious crackdown on Ahwazi Arabs

The Iranian authorities have waged a sweeping crackdown against the Ahwazi Arab ethnic minority, arresting hundreds of people in Khuzestan province, southern Iran, in recent weeks, said Amnesty International. The wave of detentions follows a deadly armed attack on a […]

Amnesty International – Iran – Press Release – Critically ill prisoner of conscience coerced to end hunger strike

The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release Farhad Meysami, a human rights defender campaigning for women’s rights, who is being held in the medical clinic at Evin prison in Tehran against his will to pressure him into ending his […]

ITF denounces Iran’s threat of death penalty in truck strike

The International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF) has condemned in the strongest of terms a reported call by an Iranian court for the issuing of the death penalty against 17 activists involved in a widespread truckers’ strike. 12/10/2018 “The death penalty […]

 

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 […]

IndustriALL Global Union calls on Government of Iran to immediately release imprisoned union leaders and respect fundamental labour rights

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 this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, energy […]

Whose interests are threatened by Trade Union campaigns

Iran has witnessed the imposition of a wave of unprecedented restrictions on the legitimate trade union activities of workers syndicates since the beginning of this year. On 28 April, MaziarGilani-Nejad, a member of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI), was summoned to appear beforethe […]

Iran: release imprisoned trade unionists Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi

05.09.2017 IndustriALL Global Union has written to the President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, demanding an end to the repression of trade unionists, and calling for the release of Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi. The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of […]

The September issue of Iran Today is out now!

Table of contents: NEU declares solidarity with Iranian teachers                                                               […]

Act NOW! Free Reza Shahabi and Esmail Abdi

In Iran, trade unionists are subjected to continued persecution by the authorities. Their trade union rights and civil liberties are denied and trade union leaders are detained for reasons connected with their activities in defence of the interests of workers. […]

RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW! CODIR Calls for the Immediate Release of Reza Shahabi!

Reza Shahabi, a well respected member of the Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (SWTSBC) executive committee, has been re-arrested by the security forces in Iran.  Reza Shahabi was originally arrested in June 2010 and sentenced to […]

Iran: Mass hunger strike by political prisoners in protest at inhumane conditions

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 22 August 2017 More than a dozen political prisoners, including prisoners of conscience, have gone on hunger strike in protest at the cruel, inhuman and degrading conditions they have been forced to endure at a maximum-security […]

RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW! CODIR Calls for the Immediate Release of Reza Shahabi!

The Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Vahed Company Syndicate) – SWTSBC – has released statements dated 8th, 9th and 12th August reporting the continued harrassment of Reza Shahabi, a well respected member of their union’s executive […]

‘We hate the headscarf’: can women find freedom in Tehran’s female-only parks?

Parks exclusively for women are popping up in Iranian cities, but critics are divided over whether this is just another ploy to keep them hidden in public “I love to take off my headscarf,” says Laleh, 47, a hairdresser from […]