Iran: three protesters sentenced to death

Three young people were sentenced to death by Teheran’s “Revolutionary Court”. Saeed Tamjidi, Amir Hossein Moradi and Mohammad Rajabi were charged, among others, with “participation in the destruction of public property and encouragement of insurgency against the Islamic Republic”. The sentence has been confirmed by Iran’s Supreme Court and the three are now awaiting their

The Revolt in Iran

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There is open revolt in the Iran and for some reason and no one seems to be talking about it.

So here is the situation.

Iranian anarchist prisoner Soheil Arabi severely beaten by prison guards

Anarchist political prisoner Soheil Arabi, who is detained in Fashafoyeh (the Greater Tehran Prison), was sent to Firoozabadi Hospital after being  injured from beatings by prison guards. Soheil Arabi was arrested by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) agents at his home in Tehran in November 2013 and charged with insulting the Prophet Mohammad in

Iran: court sentences 15 workers to prison and flogging for striking

Fifteen workers of the Heavy Equipment Production Company (HEPCO) were sentenced to prison and flogging in Iran. Their crime: organising a strike action. HEPCO, an Iranian company that produces road construction equipment in Iran and the Middle East, was privatized last year.  The plight of workers began right after the privatization. Before privatisation, 8000 people

Bonn: former Iranian embassy squatted and evicted

The former Iranian embassy in Bonn was recently squatted in solidarity with political activism, feminist struggles and prisoner rights in Iran. Unfortunately it has now been evicted. It was occupied on International Women’s Day, Thursday March 8, and was raided by over one hundred riot cops one week later. Apparently the building no longer had

Iran: two female political prisoners on hunger strike

Iranian activists call for solidarity with two female political prisoners, Atena Daemi and Golrokh Iraee, who are in dire situation due to 13 days of hunger strike. They call on international human rights and women’s rights advocates to take urgent action to save the lives of the two political prisoners. The two young women are

Diverse, Decentralized, Non-Binary: Iran Popular Uprising Defies Outdated Narratives

The protests presently gripping Iran are proving as difficult for the mainstream media to pigeonhole as they are for the Iranian state to pin back. Dynamic and evolving, they defy easy explanations and go-to conspiracy theories. Events have escalated dramatically from spontaneous protest against high prices and economic stagnation in the city of Mashhad, which saw

Interview: What Do the People in Iran Want and Why Do They Protest?

Karwan Hewram, editor for ANF-Farsi service, talks about the reasons for the uprising against poverty, unemployment, high cost of living and the repressive policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran. For a long time it was quiet in Iran. But in the last days, actions have begun in the city of Meshhed that have spread

Iran: Sohail Arabi thirst strike briefly suspended after seizure

Long-term anarchist political prisoner Sohail Arabi briefly started drinking water again on Thursday having experienced a seizure, one week into his total hunger and thirst strike. Sohail, who has been imprisoned for writing “sacrilegious” essays on Facebook and for “insulting the supreme leader” of Iran, had already been on a lengthy hunger strike over torture