Condemn Confirmation of six year sentence for Esmail Abdi by the Appeals Court of Tehran

October 24, 2016

j-eEsmail Abdi, the General Secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA-Tehran) was sentenced to six year of incarceration by verdict of the Branch 36 of Appeals Court of Tehran. This sentence which was announced on 7 October 2016 is a confirmation of a previous ruling by Judge Salavati, in February of 2015, who had condemned Abdi with cliché, preposterous charges such as “assembling and colluding against national security” to six years in prison. Read the rest of this entry »

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Iran: IRI is exploring new tactics to crackdown on workers,Basij paramilitary forces getting prepared to suppress workers’ protests

February 14, 2016

www.kalalekhabar.ir is a local news agency linked to the ruling establishmen01t in Iran. It publishes news concerning the city of Kalaleh, Golestan Province, north-east of Iran. On February 5, 2016, Kalaleh Khabar published an alarming news (please see the link and pictures below). Read the rest of this entry »

Chomsky has rejected Erdoğan’s invitation to visit Kurdish

January 22, 2016

   قلم کاهش اندازه قلم کاهش اندازه قلمافزایش اندازه قلم 

US academic says Turkish president – who has condemned leftwing critics for ignorance – has been aiding Isis, which he blamed for bomb attack on Istanbul
Noam Chomsky, who has rejected Erdoğan’s invitation to visit Kurdish areas in the south-east of Turkey. Photograph: Graeme Robertson for the Guardian
The leftwing US academic Noam Chomsky has hit back at Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the Turkish president accused him of ignorance and sympathising with terrorists.

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Shahrokh Zamani died in Prison Urgent Call: Hold the Iranian government accountable for the death of Shahrokh Zamani

September 14, 2015

000Shahrokh Zamani, one of the most well-known and respected imprisoned labour activists in Iran, died on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in the City of Karaj. Shahrokh was a member of the Founding Board of the Syndicate of Paint Workers of Tehran and the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers Organizations.

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Updates following the July 22nd mass arrests of teachers in Tehran

July 26, 2015

kargar-zendani-thumb-200x173-4275All teachers who were arrested on July 22, 2015 outside and near the Iranian parliament in Tehran have been released. Many of the arrestees were forced by the government authorities to sign a statement in which they had to express their regrets attending the July 22nd rally and also pledge that they will not participate in such gatherings in future. Read the rest of this entry »

Updates on urgent actions in support of teachers in Iran

July 15, 2015

Oqelamn Tuesday, July 14, 2015, after more than seventeen days in jail, Mr. Esmail Abdi, the general secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association was able to meet with his family. His wife, three children and his mother were able to meet him in person for an hour and fifteen minutes. According to his wife, Mr. Abdi was in good spirits and his famous cheerful disposition had not changed. Mr. Abdi informed his family that his interrogation is at the final stages and that’s why he has been transferred from solitary confinement to the general ward of the Evin prison. Read the rest of this entry »

An appeal from Gozareshgaran in the defence of the political prisoner, Behnam Ibrahimdzadeh

January 12, 2015

lasviSixteen political prisoners of Karaj Gohardash prison, via a declaration have objected to the organized conspiracy of security apparatus of the Islamic regime against Behnam Ibrahimzadeh.

In Iran, our country, Injustice & unleashed repression are integral parts of the Islamic regime, & its judicial system is an instrument for murder, imprisonment, & torture of freedom fighters that did not have anything in minds, but a better future for the Iranian people. Read the rest of this entry »

An open letter to Mr. John Ralston Saul The president of international PEN,About the possibility of impending execution of Mr. Arjang Davoodi

December 2, 2014

IRANIAN PEN CENTER(IN EXILE)anjoman

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 Mr. President

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International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran: In Solidarity with Kobane

October 17, 2014

koobaniThe vicious forces of the Islamic State (ISIS) have been killing thousands of people in Iraq and Syria in the past few months. In recent weeks, we all have witnessed that the people in the city of Kobane in Syria, have been under heavy and brutal attacks by the ISIS forces. Hundreds of people have been killed, tens of thousands have been forced to flee the area while thousands others have been defending their City despite very limited resources and weaponry. There is widespread fear that a great human tragedy might occur if Kobane falls under ISIS. Read the rest of this entry »

International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran: In Solidarity with Kobane

October 14, 2014

imagesThe vicious forces of the Islamic State (ISIS) have been killing thousands of people in Iraq and Syria in the past few months. In recent weeks, we all have witnessed that the people in the city of Kobane in Syria, have been under heavy and brutal attacks by the ISIS forces. Hundreds of people have been killed, tens of thousands have been forced to flee the area while thousands others have been defending their City despite very limited resources and weaponry. There is widespread fear that a great human tragedy might occur if Kobane falls under ISIS. Read the rest of this entry »