Strike actions by oil and petrochemical contract workers in Iran continue on!

September 15, 2021 Strike actions in various  locations across Iran, by project workers in the country’s oil and petrochemical sector, are continuing unabated, having originally begun on 19 June 2021 (the day after the theocratic regime’s sham presidential elections).   […]

Iran: A decade of deaths in custody unpunished amid systemic impunity for torture

Iranian authorities have failed to provide accountability for at least 72 deaths in custody since January 2010, despite credible reports that they resulted from torture or other ill-treatment or the lethal use of firearms and tear gas by officials, said […]

Saturday, 4 September – Political prisoner Zahra Safaei transferred from prison to an unknown location following a heart attack.

According to reports from human rights activists in Iran, Ms. Zahra Safaei was being held in the country’s notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin until her transfer. The apparent neglect of Ms. Safaei’s physical condition, which was especially poor following a […]

Raisi inaugurated with blood on his hands – Jane Green

The recent inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Iran raises questions about activity in the new President’s past, as well the directionof Iran’s future foreign policy.  Jane Green assesses the prospects. A degree […]

Coronavirus in Iran: 588 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours

TEHRAN – The daily death toll from coronavirus in Iran broke a new record for the second day in a row on Monday 9 August with 588 fatalities. As the fifth wave of coronavirus hits Iran since February 2020, the […]

 

Iran: Unlawful killings of destitute fuel porters must be independently investigated

2 March 2021 PRESS RELEASE Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unlawfully used lethal force against unarmed fuel porters near the city of Saravan, in Sistan and Baluchestan province, on 22 February, flagrantly violating the absolute prohibition on the arbitrary deprivation of the […]

Iran – nuclear deal in the balance

20th February 2021 The first foreign policy test for President Joe Biden looks sets to be the nuclear deal with Iran, which the United States reneged on in 2018.  Jane Green assesses the prospects of an agreement. The return to […]

Iran’s female alpine ski team is coachless in Italy

The women’s alpine ski team from Iran is at the world championships in Italy without a coach — because her husband has refused to let her to travel. The coach of Iran’s national women’s alpine ski team was supposed to […]

URGENT ACTION – TWO BALUCHI PRISONERS AT RISK OF EXECUTION

Death row prisoners from Iran’s Baluchi ethnic minority, Hamed Rigi and Mehran Naru’i, are at risk of execution. They have been subjected to serious human rights violations including enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment to extract “confessions” used to […]

IRAN: PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE’S HEALTH AT RISK: HAMED GHAREHOGHLANI

8 February 2021, Index number: MDE 13/3641/2021 Prisoner of conscience Hamed Gharehoghlani is suffering from symptoms that precede dangerous epileptic seizures due to the authorities’ persistent refusal to provide him with specialized health care and medication. He appealed his sentence […]

Iran: Eight Baluchi and Ahwazi Arab prisoners at risk amid alarming rise in executions

Iranian authorities must immediately halt any plans to execute four Baluchi and four Ahwazi Arab men amid an alarming rise in executions of ethnic minority prisoners in the past two months, Amnesty International said today. The international community, including UN […]

Iranian auto workers strike against non-payment of wages

11 February, 2021 Workers at an Iran Khodro Company auto factory in Tabriz have taken wildcat strike action in protest at the non-payment of wages. The Iran Khodro Company is the principal automaker in Iran, manufacturing vehicles, including Peugeot, Renault […]

Iran: Human rights experts condemn execution of Baloch minority prisoner

4 February 2021 – Human Rights United Nations independent human rights experts on Thursday, condemned the hanging of a prisoner from the Baloch minority in Iran, voicing fear that a “disturbing” recent increase in executions of community members “will continue”.  The […]

Biden and Iran

FEBRUARY 3, 2021 BY BEHROOZ GHAMARI TABRIZI There is an expression in Persian that says when an idiot throws a stone into a well, hundreds of wise people can’t recover it. Now this is the story of Donald Trump’s idiotic decision in May […]

Iran – give diplomacy a chance

31st January 2021 The major foreign policy challenge facing new US President, Joe Biden, is that of the relationship of the United States to the Islamic Republic of Iran and how this will impact upon the wider geo-political balance of […]