Category: Features

Amnesty International – Iran: URGENT ACTION UPDATE – Iranian human rights defender on hunger strike

Date: 6 July 2016 URGENT ACTION Iranian human rights defender on hunger strike Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, a prisoner of conscience, has been on hunger strike since 27 June in protest at the authorities’ persistent refusal to allow […]

Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism

22 June 2016 The International Federation of Journalists has called for a halt to the “relentless attack by Iranian authorities on journalism” following new legal threats against an Iranian newspaper. The daily Ghanoon and its editor in chief are facing […]

Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism

The International Federation of Journalists has called for a halt to the “relentless attack by Iranian authorities on journalism” following new legal threats against an Iranian newspaper. The daily Ghanoon and its editor in chief are facing legal action over an […]

Flogged and jailed: workers in Iran face repression

24.06.2016 Seventeen workers from Agh Dareh gold mine in Iran were publicly flogged in May, while a prominent jailed union activist has embarked on a hunger strike. Workers at the gold mine in the northwestern city of Tikaab were flogged […]

URGENT ACTION CANADIAN-IRANIAN PROFESSOR DETAINED IN TEHRAN Canadian-Iranian citizen Dr Homa Hoodfar, a 65-year-old professor of anthropology, was arrested on 6 June following months of questioning by the Revolutionary Guards. She is being held in Tehran’s Evin Prison with no […]

Solidarity group expresses concern for hunger striker in Iran

19th June 2016 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has expressed grave concern about the deteriorating health of Iranian political prisoner, Jafar Azimzadeh, who has been on hunger […]

Whipping the Manufacturing and the Back of the Workers

In the past three years, we repeatedly stated that the employers will do anything and everything to get rid of the labour activists. From the false promise of the Minster of Labour to workers of the Bafgh mine that “the […]

Solidarity group condemns rise in lashing as punishment in Iran

4th June 2016 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has condemned the recent upsurge in lashings as punishment in Iran.  Last week over thirty students in the town […]

Nobel laureates: Release Narges Mohammadi now!

May 26, 2016 The Nobel laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative are calling on the government of Iran to immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender and journalist Narges Mohammadi from the notorious Evin prison in Iran. In the statement, […]

Iran: 16-year-sentence against critically ill human rights defender signals all-out repression

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 19 May 2016 Iran: 16-year-sentence against critically ill human rights defender signals all-out repression The shocking 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who has several serious, chronic illnesses, represents an all-out attack […]