Category: Features

The Iranian Monarchists Do Not Represent The ‘Multinational Iran’

January 30, 2023 | By Himdad Mustafa* Most of the opposition figures and groups want a new democratic republic to replace the authoritarian Islamic Republic. However, it recently made the news that a Persian-led group nostalgic for Iranian monarchy is endorsing exiled […]

Iran – danger of outside intervention escalates

7th February 2023 The developing situation in Iran and the international response to it underlines the danger of widespread war in the Middle East as the struggle for political control in the region unfolds.  Steve Bishop reports. Western backed regimes […]

Iran: Shameful anniversary celebrations amid decades of mass killings and cover-ups

The Iranian authorities’ refusal to acknowledge let alone ensure accountability for the 1988 prison massacres – the worst incident of secret mass killings committed since the establishment of Islamic Republic of Iran – has perpetuated cycles of crimes under international […]

Solidarity YES! Foreign intervention NO!

Stand in solidarity with the people of Iran in their struggle for human and democratic rights, democracy, and social justice! Since the murder of Ms. Mahsa Amini, a 22-year-old woman who had been visiting Tehran with her family, in the […]

Iran: Quash death sentences of young protesters subjected to gruesome torture

The Iranian authorities must immediately quash the unjust convictions and death sentences of three young protesters who were subjected to gruesome torture including floggings, electric shocks, being hung upside down and death threats at gunpoint, Amnesty International said today. The […]

Iranian couple filmed dancing in Tehran are jailed for 10 years

Couple convicted of ‘encouraging corruption and public prostitution’ after video of dance at landmark tower went viral An Iranian court has handed jail sentences of more than 10 years each to a young couple who danced in front of one […]

“Woman, Life, Freedom”…  The beginning of the end of the bloody theocratic dictatorship!

 Article on Iran by *Jamshid Ahmadi The death in September 2022 of Mahsa Amini in the custody of the so-called “Morality Police”, having been detained for “inappropriate Islamic hijab”, was the trigger-point for the people of Iran – particularly its […]

Iranian Labor Unions Have Led Inspiring Solidarity Strikes Amid the Uprising

A view of a marketplace after shopkeepers went on a three-day shutter-down strike as part of Mahsa Amini protests in Tehran, Iran, on December 6, 2022. FATEMEH BAHRAMI / ANADOLU AGENCY VIA GETTY IMAGES

Labor organizing is severely restricted in Iran but independent unions have actively backed demands for women’s rights. By Frieda Afary , TRUTHOUT January 19, 2023 anuary 16 marked the fourth month of a new uprising in Iran, which began with protests against the […]

The NEU Stands in Solidarity with Human Rights Defenders in Iran

The National Education Union (NEU) condemns the crackdown on human rights protesters in Iran and stands in solidarity with all those exercising their rights to peaceful protest following the death in police custody of Mahsa Amini in September. We deplore […]

The Human Rights Crisis in Iran

Dear Foreign Secretary,The Human Rights Crisis in IranWe are writing to urge the UK government to step up its opposition to the human rightscrackdown in Iran and to do all it can to pressure the Iranian authorities to halt furtherexecutions […]