URGENT ACTION – TORTURED IRANIAN KURD AT RISK OF EXECUTION

Arsalan Khodkam, from Iran’s Kurdish minority, is at risk of execution in West Azerbaijan province. He was sentenced to death for “spying” after a grossly unfair trial that lasted about 30 minutes and relied on “confessions” he says were obtained […]

Huge strike wave hits Iranian energy sector

4 August, 2020Thousands of workers have taken strike action in Iran’s South Pars gas fields, protesting the late payment of wages and poor working conditions. About 10,000 workers have stopped work as a wave of wildcat strike action has hit […]

Press release – Solidarity organisation calls for support for striking oil workers

3rd August 2020 For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has appealed to trade unions in the UK to support oil workers across Iran in their demands to be paid for their work. […]

Iran: Leaked official letters reveal state denial of COVID-19 crisis in prisons

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 31 July 2020 Leaked official documents newly obtained by Amnesty International reveal that the Iranian government has ignored repeated pleas by senior officials responsible for managing Iran’s prisons for additional resources to control the spread of […]

IndustriALL Global Union in solidarity with oil and gas workers in Iran

Dear sisters and brothers, I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, energy and manufacturing sectors in more than 140 countries, to express our full support […]

 

Sit-in protest of education workers in Iran

Barely five weeks after the latest popular uprising in Iran was brutally suppressed by the security forces, the education workers in Iran staged an active sit-in on Monday 23rd December 2019 to once again voice their hitherto unmet demands.  These […]

Special Report: Iran’s leader ordered crackdown on unrest – ‘Do whatever it takes to end it’

(Reuters) – After days of protests across Iran last month, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei appeared impatient. Gathering his top security and government officials together, he issued an order: Do whatever it takes to stop them. That order, confirmed by […]

Shoot to kill outrage in Iran

17th December 2019 As the reports about a wide spread clamp-down in Iran continue to leak out of the country, following widespread protests at increases in the price of petrol, Jane Green reports on developments and the growing outrage at […]

Iran’s crackdown on anti-government protesters ‘eerily similar to South America’s Dirty War’

Iran’s Tudeh Party said the victims bared the hallmarks of having been extrajudicially executed MONDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2019 THE brutal crackdown of anti-government protesters in Iran last month is eerily similar to South America’s “dirty war” of the 1970s and […]

Iran: Thousands arbitrarily detained and at risk of torture in chilling post-protest crackdown

Thousands arrested including children as young as 15 Detainees subjected to enforced disappearance and torture At least 304 people killed in protests according to credible sources Iran’s authorities are carrying out a vicious crackdown following the outbreak of nationwide protests […]

IndustriALL stands in solidarity with the people of Iran

29 November, 2019The brutal suppression of protests in Iran has led to at least 250 deaths and 3,700 injuries, and at least 7,000 protesters have been arrested. The protests started on 15 November, after the government tripled the fuel price […]

Shoot to Kill: Thousands may already be dead in Iran

December 2, 2019 1:50 PM CST  BY JOHN WOJCIK In this Nov. 25, 2019, photo, an Iranian soldier stands on a rooftop with an automatic rifle during a government event condemning protesters. The theocratic regime has given soldiers “shoot to kill” orders for […]

Bachelet calls on Iran to address multiple human rights violations in context of recent protests

GENEVA (6 December 2019) – As more information gradually filters out of Iran in the wake of the recent protests, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm at the continuing lack of transparency about […]

Leaders of Britain’s influential union of teachers and educationalists protest against repression in Iran

29 November 2019 To His Excellency, Hamid Baeidinejad, the Iranian Ambassador, Your Excellency, We are writing as representatives of the National Education Union to express our deep concern about the violence perpetrated by the Iranian authorities during recent days against […]

Iran: Death toll from bloody crackdown on protests rises to 208

2 December 2019, 15:51 UTC The number of people believed to have been killed during demonstrations in Iran that broke out on 15 November has risen to at least 208, said Amnesty International, based on credible reports received by the […]