Iran: Haft Tappeh Labours and Activists Sentenced to Prison and Lashes

Tehran’s Revolutionary Court sentenced seven labour activists to a total of 117 years in prison and 74 lashes over Haft Tappeh Sugarcane workers’ protests last November in the south-western city of Shush. They were charged with “Gathering and collusion to act against national security”, “Membership in the Gam” (a... Read More

The vice president of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Held Incommunicado

The vice president of the Free Union of Iranian Workers, Parvin Mohammadi, has been held incommunicado in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison. During the past two weeks, Mohammadi has not been allowed to speak with her attorney or relatives on the phone. Mohammadi’s close relatives are very concerned about this labour activist health... Read More

Labour Activist Who Had Complained Of Torture in Prison Was Re-arrested

Iranian labour protest leader, Esmail Bakhshi was arrested for the second time, state media reported on Monday, 21 January 2019. Mansour Mohammadi, the prosecutor general of Dezful, in Khuzestan province, told the judiciary’s news website Mizan Online: “Bakhshi was arrested last night in cooperation with security and law enforcement... Read More