Thursday , 21 September 2023

Latest news

Two Jailed Teacher Trade Unionists Need “Prompt Specialised” Medical Care

Iranwire – An international union federation of teachers has urged the Iranian authorities to immediately grant medical leave to Jafar Ebrahimi and Esmail Abdi, two prominent teacher union activists said to be in a critical health situation while incarcerated in the Islamic Republic. Ebrahimi and Abdi “have not violated any national or international laws,” the general secretary of Brussels-based Education …

Read More »

Will New Religious Occasions Help The Islamic Republic?

Iranwire – For Ashura, the holiest day on the Shia calendar, worshipers traditionally gather for large demonstrations of high-scale mourning to mark the death of Hossein ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, during the seventh-century Battle of Karbala, in today’s Iraq. Arbaeen marks the end of the 40-day mourning period, with worshipers taking part in various rituals, including …

Read More »

Karaj Inmate Describes “Horrific” Prison Conditions

Iranwire – Political prisoner Hamzeh Sarwari has described Ghezelhesar prison in Karaj, near Tehran, as a “horrific slaughterhouse” where a humanitarian “catastrophe” should be expected. “The only viable solution is to promptly shutter this prison and relocate the inmates to a more appropriate detention facility,” Sarwari wrote in a letter published by the activist HRANA news agency. Sarwari, who was …

Read More »

Alarm Raised over Health of Jailed Iranian Activist on Hunger Strike

Iranwire – The health of Bahareh Hedayat, an Iranian political prisoner who has been on a hunger strike for 11 days, has deteriorated significantly, her lawyer says.  The human rights activist is “grappling with severe weakness and heart palpitations” after losing eight kilograms, Zahra Minoui said on X, formerly Twitter. The lawyer added that Hedayat required the assistance from a …

Read More »

Dozens of Environmental Activists Detained in Kurdistan Province

Iranwire – Iranian security forces have reportedly detained at least 35 members of the Sabzchia Association, an environmental protection group in Kurdistan province. The environmentalists were apprehended on September 10 as they were attending the nongovernmental organization’s annual meeting in the western city of Marivan, according to the France-based Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN). Those detained were transferred to the …

Read More »