Iran – Tensions are being ratcheted up in the Middle East

The recent attacks upon the Aramco oil facilities in Saudi Arabia have seen a ramping up of tension between the West and Iran. JANE GREEN highlights the dangers of further escalation WHEN the US withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal […]

US Sanctions Are Designed to Kill

US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world. Donald Trump signs an executive order imposing sanctions […]

Iran: Prison and flogging sentences for seven journalists and activists ‘disgraceful injustice’

Responding to reports of a Revolutionary Court’s decision on 7 September to hand four journalists and three labour rights activists between six and 18 years in prison and, in one case, 74 lashes on bogus national security charges, Amnesty International’s […]

Iran: Shocking death of football fan who set herself on fire exposes impact of contempt for women’s rights

Responding to reports that a young woman who set herself on fire after being summoned to court to face charges after trying to enter a football stadium in Tehran has died from her injuries in hospital, Amnesty International’s Middle East […]

US Sanctions Are Designed to Kill

BY KEVIN CASHMAN CAVAN KHARRAZIAN US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world. Iranian foreign minister […]

 

Iran: Proposed laws reduce women to ‘baby making machines’ in misguided attempts to boost population

Women in Iran could face significant restrictions on their use of contraceptives and be further excluded from the labour market unless they have had a child, if two proposed laws are approved, says a new report by Amnesty International published […]

How Iran’s feminist genie escaped

Iran’s 1979 revolution may have put an ayatollah in charge – but for women it had plenty of positive side-effects… in education, in the workplace, and even in the home, discovers Amy Guttman during a ride on the Tehran underground. […]

Iran power struggle could derail nuclear deal

Diplomats issue warning amid concerns over health of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who would need to ratify any deal www.telegraph.co.uk By Con Coughlin, Defence Editor

How a fatal car crash in Iran exposed growing anger towards super-rich

Ordinary Iranians feeling the pinch of sanctions lash out at occupants of luxury cars that have come to symbolise the opulence of Tehran’s ‘rich kids’ theguardian

FACING EXECUTION AFTER HASTY, UNFAIR TRIAL

Shahram Ahmadi, aged 28, learned in October 2015 that his death sentence had been upheld by the Supreme Court. The judge overseeing the implementation of sentences in Raja’ Shahr Prison in Karaj, where he is held, has apparently told him […]

Joint Letter to the Member States of the UN General Assembly on the Protection of Human Rights in Iran

To: Member States of the UN General Assembly Your Excellency: We, the undersigned human rights and civil society organizations, urge your government to vote in favor of Resolution A/C.3/70/L.45 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic […]

Iran refuses to free student activist Bahareh Hedayat after six years in jail

Seven years ago this summer, everything was set for the marriage ceremony of a young Iranian couple who had met and fallen in love at university. But on the day before the wedding, plain clothes officers raided the house of […]

Act now! Free Ismail Abdi, Iranian teacher union leader – Incarceration of Iranian Teacher Union Leader Ismail Abdi

On behalf of the British trade union movement and our 6 million members, I urge you to convey to your government our call for them to release Ismail Abdi immediately and unconditionally and drop all charges against him as he […]

Iran: Attacks on Workers’ Rights Escalating

On 15 September, retired and former president of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Company Workers’ Syndicate, Ali Nejati, was arrested after the police raided his home. The next day Mahmoud Salehi, a founding member Bakery Workers’ Union in the city of […]

Unison calls for the Release of Ismail Abdi, Secretary General of Iran’s Teachers’ Trade Association

I am writing on behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members in public services in the United Kingdom, to express our deep concern about the imprisonment of Ismail Abdi, Secretary General of Iran’s Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA). Ismail Abdi is a […]