Category: Features

Civil rights activist Farideh Moradkhani remains in solitary confinement

Three months on from her arrest and unlawful detention, civil rights activist, Ms. Farideh Moradkhani – a niece of the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei – remains languishing in solitary confinement in Tehran’s Evin Prison. Islamic Republic regime […]

Iran: IUF demands release of imprisoned labour rights defenders

The IUF has written the government of Iran to demand the immediate and unconditional release of long-time labour rights defenders Haleh Safarzadeh and Alireza Saghafi. The two were arrested on March 11, 2022 and immediately taken to Kachuei Prison in […]

Iran debt should have been settled years ago, Zaghari-Ratcliffe says

British-Iranian woman criticises UK government for length of time it took to secure her release from Tehran jail Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe has said she should have been released from detention in Iran six years ago and challenged the British government to […]

Iran battles discontent

Protests over everything from water scarcity to pay and living standards have increased pressure on Tehran. Now nuclear talks, which could have delivered an easing of severe US sanctions, have been ‘paused’. By Andrew England and Najmeh Bozorgmehr Standing in […]

Message to the International Women’s Day Gathering – 08.03.2022

No to Violence Against Women In Iran, 43 years of theocratic rule, intent on justifying its medieval outlook, passing misogynistic laws, and then normalising their practice in the society, has brought with it violence in many forms. Legislation that degrades […]

International Women’s Day:

An Overview of Women’s Rights and its Defenders in Iran In many countries, International Women’s Day, celebrated on 8 March, is designated to commemorate women’s historical struggle for rights, honour their sacrifices, and celebrate their cultural and political achievements. The […]

Canadian Trade Union, TSSU, stands in solidarity with Iranian teachers protests

The Teaching Support Staff Union stands in solidarity with members of the Iranian Teachers Trade Associations (ITTA) who have been protesting for salary raises, better retirement plans and releasing their activists and people who have been arrested in protests. A […]

CODIR Calls for the Release of Political Prisoner Shakila Monfared

On 3 March 2022, political prisoner Shakila Monfared began a hunger strike in protest against the deliberate confining of political prisoners to the same wards as violent-category felons and the irresponsibility of prison officials towards her safety – which had […]

Iran envoy leaves as EU says time to decide on nuclear talks

epa09611292 Deputy Secretary General/Political Director of the European External Action Service (EEAS), Enrique Mora addresses the media as he leaves after a JCPOA Joint Commission Iran talks meeting in Vienna, Austria, 29 November 2021. The Joint Commission of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) at a Deputy Foreign Ministers and Political Directors' level is chaired on behalf of EU High Representative Josep Borrell, by the EEAS Deputy Secretary General Enrique Mora and is attended by China, France, Germany, Russia, Britain and Iran. EPA-EFE/CHRISTIAN BRUNA

Iran and the United States must take a political decision within days to prevent the failure of indirect talks on reviving the 2015 nuclear deal after 11 months of negotiations rocked by a last-minute Russian demand of a sanctions exemption. […]

Ukraine sparks EU, US rush to Iran deal

There is a palpable sense of urgency in Washington to clinch a deal in Vienna, as the advanced centrifuges in the Iranian nuclear installations are narrowing the so-called breakout time by the dayMarch 01, 2022 by M.K. Bhadrakumar Iran’s president Ebrahim Raisi […]