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Monthly Archives: May 2021

Iran threatens labor activists ahead of International Labor Day gatherings

Iran-HRM – Iranian authorities have threatened a number of labor rights activists to prevent them from holding and participating in International Labor Day gatherings. The Free Union of Iranian Workers reported on April 29 that the Intelligence Ministry through repeated telephone calls has threatened them some of the union members including Jafar Azimzadeh and Parvin Mohammadi. Azimzadeh is a leading …

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Zamaneh’s Annual Labor Report: Struggles of Iranian Workers under the Pandemic

Radiozmaneh – On the occasion of International Workers’ Day, Zamaneh Media has published its annual labor report, which covers issues related to workers’ rights in Iran from May 2020 to May 2021. Over the past year, despite the coronavirus pandemic and police crackdown, workers took to the streets many times chanting slogans against exploitation, poverty, unemployment, and lack of social …

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Iran Human Rights (IHR) – In recent years, the forgiveness movement has led to hundreds of death row inmates being saved from the gallows and has played a crucial role in the discussions and debates around the death penalty. In 2020, at least 662 people sentenced to qisas (retribution-in-kind) for murder, were forgiven by their victim’s family (either by accepting …

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