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Iran Leader Calls Labor Unrest ‘Enemy Plot’ as Workers Protest Unpaid Wages

VOA – Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has reacted to an upsurge in labor unrest by labeling it a plot backed by the country’s enemies, echoing his response to anti-government protests last month. In recent weeks, Iranian workers protesting labor conditions have gone on strike at a steel-making company in Ahvaz and at the Haft Tapeh sugar cane plantation …

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Iran: Dozens of women ill-treated and at risk of long jail terms for peacefully protesting compulsory veiling

Amnesty – A warning by Iranian police that women could be jailed for up to a decade for joining protests against compulsory veiling has put dozens at immediate risk of unjust imprisonment and represents an alarming escalation of the authorities’ violent crackdown on women’s rights, said Amnesty International. More than 35 women have been violently attacked and arrested in Tehran …

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Dozens of Gonabadi Dervishes Hospitalized in Tehran as Friday Prayer Leaders Demand Harsh Retribution

CHRI – Approximately 170 members of the Sufi Gonabadi Order known in Iran as the Gonabadi Dervishes have been hospitalized in Tehran following clashes with the police and security forces, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. Two of them, Mohammad Labbaf and Nematollah Riahi, are in serious condition, the faith’s spokesman, Farhad Nouri, told CHRI on …

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Woman Injured During Compulsory Hijab Protest Denied Post-Surgery Care by Prison Officials

CHRI – A woman who was severely injured by a policeman in Tehran while she was peacefully protesting against Iran’s compulsory hijab law has been denied post-surgery medical care and access to a lawyer. “Given her physical condition, Maryam Shariatmadari needs urgent medical attention but the prison authorities are denying her,” tweeted journalists Jila Baniyaghoob on February 25, 2018. Baniyaghoob …

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15-Year-Old Illegally Held in Iranian Adult Prison After Pulling Down National Flag

CHRI – Unnamed Boy Has Appealed His 15-Year Prison Sentence A 15-year-old boy is illegally being held in an Iranian prison for adults, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned.

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