Category: Features

ITUC Calls for the Release of Trade Union Activists in Iran

International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC) writes to ILO to raise the plight of Civil and Trade Union Activists imprisoned in Iran As reported by the Iranian news website Akhbar-Rooz, the General Secretary of the ‎International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) […]

Iran teachers’ professional body condemns arrest of activists

March 18, 2022- the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (Tehran province) ‎condemned the arrest and detention of Ms. Haleh Safarzadeh and Mr. Alireza Saghafi, ‎warning the Iranian government and security decision-makers that the continuation of ‎these arrests will not prevent the occurrence of […]

Will Iran Nuclear Talks Cross the Finish Line? | Opinion

t has been more than a year since the United States and Iran agreed to begin negotiations on a mutual return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the formal name of the Iran nuclear deal. The agreement, the product of about […]

Global science must stand up for Iran’s imprisoned scholars

Niloufar Bayani, a conservation researcher, has been in prison since 2018.Credit: Niloufar Bayani

Iranian researchers are at risk as never before. Governments are urging quiet diplomacy. But a new book shows why public campaigns matter. For an all-too-brief period last month, it seemed that Morad Tahbaz, co-founder of conservation charity the Persian Wildlife […]

DISK campaigns for the release of labour activists in Iran.

01.04.22 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ankara, Turkey On behalf of its 200 000 members Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DISK) demands the […]

Civil and workers’ rights activist Alieh Eghdamdoust arrested once more in Iran

It has come to light that Ms. Alieh Eghdamdoust, a long-time civil and workers’ rights activist in Iran, has been arrested once again by the Islamic Republic authorities there.  According to reports, Ms. Eghdamdoust was detained by security forces in […]

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 […]