The September 2018 issue of Iran Today is out now!

Table of Contents: NEU solidarity- Defend the rights of teachers in Iran                                              Page 2 Editorial:  Yes to Solidarity, No […]

Free Esmail Abdi

Esmail Abdi, teacher and leader of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA) , was arrested in June 2015 while trying to attend the Education International (EI) 8th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada. His trail was grossly unfair: he was denied […]

Theocracy wages war on those dare to show dissent!

The start of 2018 saw a massive upsurge of angry protests by workers across Iran against unemployment, poverty wages, unpaid wages, and corruption. The events which have escalated from small-scale protests against food shortages and price rises, rapidly became more […]

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 […]

 

War of words threatens peace

Jane Green considers how the war of words between Iran and the US administration endangers peace in the Middle East. The war of words between US President Donald Trump and his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, earlier this week is a […]

Iran & Sanctions: A Prelude to War?

Iran: Sanctions & War Dispatches From The Edge May 29, 2018 The question is: has the Trump administration already made a decision to go to war with Iran, similar to the determination of the Bush administration to invade Iraq in […]

IRAN – Water crisis escalates as protests in towns grow

Morning Star reports, Thursday 19 July 2018 WATER shortages are becoming a “political issue” in Iran, the left-wing Tudeh Party of Iran warned yesterday as protests across many towns and cities continue to grow. International secretary, Navid Shomali, told the […]

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 […]