Iran rights advocate has been sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment on trumped-up charges of spying

15 August 2018 – One of Iran’s most prominent human rights lawyers has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for criticising the country’s judiciary, according to her family. Lawyers for Iran’s award-winning human rights advocate, Nasrin Sotoudeh, said Wednesday that […]

The US sanctions against Iran step up the threat of war

12th August 2018 The next step in the undeclared war on Iran has been taken by the United States, with the first wave of sanctions imposed last week, following the unilateral withdrawal of the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

A Statement by the Council for Coordination of Teaching Syndicates

The Council for Coordination of Teaching Syndicates has issued a statement protesting the sentence imposed on Mohammad Habibi, a teacher union activist. The council has called the verdict a good example to measure judicial fairness in Iran. The Council has […]

Parliament Impeaches Labor Minister As Economy Deteriorates

Islamic Republic’s parliament gave a no-confidence vote to Labor Minister Ali Rabiei in its August 8 meeting, after giving him a chance to defend his record. This was the second time in six months that parliament was voting on a […]

Rail Workers Vow To Continue Strike Amid Widespread Labor Unrest

A group representing rail workers in Iran has issued as statement promising to continue their strike and protests until their demands are met. The rail workers went on strike July 20 demanding to be paid their overdue wages. They say […]

 

An Iranian researcher went home to serve his country. Now, ‘I realize that I’m lucky I’m not in prison.’

By Richard Stone When Kaveh Madani returned to Iran last September to serve as his country’s deputy vice president for the environment, political hardliners didn’t exactly lay out a welcome mat. Upon his arrival in Tehran, the water management expert was […]

Leading Campaigner for Teachers’ Rights, Mahmoud Beheshti Langaroudi, is on Hunger Strike in Protest against “Unjust” Sentence

Prominent Iranian teachers’ rights campaigner Mahmoud Beheshti has been on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin Prison since July 10, 2018, to protest the judiciary’s refusal to review his case and the mistreatment of political prisoners. In a letter announcing the strike […]

Bolton, MEK and Trump Iran Strategy

There are growing indications that the Trump administration plans to use the Mojahedin-e Khalq (People’s Mojahedin of Iran, or MEK) as a key element in its strategy to destabilize Iran preparatory to regime change. On June 30 Trump’s personal lawyer […]

Amnesty International Public Statement on Iran: Ensure right to safe drinking water and release peaceful protesters in Khuzestan

6 July 2018 Index: MDE 13/8756/2018 Iran: Ensure right to safe drinking water and release peaceful protesters in Khuzestan   Iranian authorities must carry out an impartial and thorough investigation into reports that security forces used unnecessary and excessive force, […]

LAWYER JAILED FOR DEFENDING WOMEN’S RIGHTS

URGENT ACTION Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh has been held in Tehran’s Evin prison since her arrest on 13 June. She is facing charges including “spreading propaganda against the system” in connection with her work as a lawyer defending […]

CODIR at UNISON 2018 National Conference, 17-22 June, Brighton

For the fourth year in a row, a CODIR delegation consisting of Jamshid Ahmadi, Assistant General Secretary; Liz Payne, Campaign Officer; and David Maguey, attended the UNISON National Delegate Conference and held a successful information stand at the Conference Centre.  […]

Iran: Outspoken lawyer arrested after protesting the execution of her client

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUOTE Responding to the arrest of Zeynab Taheri, the lawyer of Mohammad Salas, the 51-year-old Sufi bus driver who was executed on Monday morning after a grossly unfair trial, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the […]

Iranian authorities beat and detain protesting steel workers

15.06.2018 Iranian security forces arrested and imprisoned dozens of workers on 12 June who were protesting against months of unpaid wages. The police and security forces attacked the workers from the National Iranian Steel Industrial Company in Ahvaz city after they […]

We condemn the threatening and summoning by the security forces of the steel workers!

We have been informed that the security forces in the city of Ahvaz have this week summoned seven steel workers – including Mustafa Abyat, Amin Alvani, Karim Sayyahi, Hassan Hamoodi, Tariq Khalafi, Peyman Shajrati and Meytham (Meysam?) Ghanavati – to […]

Suppression is not going to solve the crisis!

The current year started amidst a worsening situation for the workers and escalating unrest with the ruling regime continuing to ignore the compounding crisis. To silence the voice of those reacting to the mounting crisis, they have arrested teachers; allowed […]