Iran

Stop the execution of Habibollah Latifi!

Submitted by cathy n on 26 December, 2010 - 11:27

Habibollah Latifi a 29 years old Kurdish activist and student was set to be executed on 26 December. At the time of writing there has been a 24 hour stay of execution. Campaigners are urging activists to continue writing letters of protest to the Iranian government. (More information http://www.enduringamerica.com/home/2010/12/26/iran-snapshot-the-delayed-execution-of-habibollah-latifi.html)

Reza Shahabi: a New Year's message from an imprisoned Iranian worker

Submitted by cathy n on 10 December, 2010 - 8:04

Reza Shahabi is the Treasurer and member of the board of directors of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company. He has been imprisoned in Evin Prison for six months. At the beggining of December he went on a dry hunger strike but stopped, at the urging of his comrades, as his life was endangered.

Iran: stop the killings!

Submitted by Matthew on 4 November, 2010 - 2:52 Author: Maryam Namazie
Sakineh

As Solidarity goes to press, the Islamic regime of Iran plans to put Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani to death. The authorities in Tehran have given the go-ahead to Tabriz prison for the execution.


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Another man has already served a prison sentence and is now free for her husband’s murder.

Ashtiani’s son Sajjad Ghaderzadeh and her lawyer Houtan Kian have been tortured in order to obtain confessions against Sakineh and themselves since their arrests on 10 October along with two German journalists.

No to stoning! AWL Thu, 07/15/2010 - 21:34

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, a 43-year-old Iranian woman, is due to be executed by the Iranian regime for the “crime” of adultery.

She has already been subjected to 99 lashes, which her 17-year old son Sajad was forced to watch. But now she has been sentenced to death by stoning.

Mina Ahadi, a member of the Worker-Communist Party of Iran living under police protection in Germany, has launched a campaign to save Sakineh’s life, supported by the International Committee Against Stoning.

Stop these executions! Matthew Fri, 05/14/2010 - 18:18

On Sunday May 9, Farzad Kamangar, a teacher trade union activist from the Kurdish region of Iran, who has been the subject of an international solidarity campaign, was executed.

Four other political prisoners were executed at the same time. The executions took place without families and lawyers being informed. By such an outrageous “out of the blue” state killing of a high profile political prisoner, the clerical-fascist regime attempted to terrorise the labour and opposition movements in Iran.

Iran: condemn the execution of Farzad Kamangar and other political prisoners

Submitted by cathy n on 11 May, 2010 - 1:51

The Iranian regime executed education worker, teacher and human rights activist Farzad Kamangar and four political prisoners on 9 May. Farzad Kamangarn, Ali Heydarian, Farhad Vakilie, Shirin Alamhouli and Mehdi Eslamian were all executed in Evin Prison. None of the lawyers nor the families of the defendants were aware of executions.

From the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI)

Iranian workers' May Day statement

Submitted by vickim on 28 April, 2010 - 10:59

Joint Resolution for International Workers’ Day (Labour Organizations of Iran)

May 1st is the day of international solidarity of the working class and a day for laborers to protest global poverty and inequality. On this day millions of workers around the world stop working, to conquer the streets and show their anger and disgust with the announcement of the numerous disasters that capitalism has inflicted on humanity, and scream for liberation from oppression and exploitation.