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 […]

 

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 […]

Right to Freedom of Expression in Iran

10 January 2018 180110/Baeidinejad H/CK/FC 6th Floor Orion House 5 Upper St Martin’s Lane Covent Garden London WC2H 9EA General Secretary Chris Keates (Ms) Telephone:020 7420 9670 H.E. Hamid Baeidinejad Iranian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Embassy of Iran in London […]

Solidarity with the People of Iran!

  Mr. Hamid Baeidinejad Ambassador  Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Princes Gate London  SW7 1PT 10 January 2018 Your Excellency, On behalf of more than 100,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU), I am writing […]

Unite the union statement in solidarity with the Iranian people to demand justice

During the nationwide protest demonstrations of 28th December – 8th January, the Iranian working people, especially the youth, took to the streets in defence of human and democratic rights, social justice and demanded long overdue economic, social and political change […]