Iranian lawyer, Mohammad Najafi, has been sentenced to ten years in jail for “assisting hostile governments by participating in interviews with foreign media”. Najafi is already serving another three-year sentence in Arak Prison. The Human […]
Vahid Mazlumin, the infamous “King of the God Coin”, was executed on Wednesday morning, November 14 in Tehran. Mazlumin was found guilty of corruption on earth through the formation of a network of corruption, disrupting the economic and monetary system of Iran by conducting illegal transactions, smuggling and large-scale exchange and acquisition of gold coins.
Iranian authorities are going to issue permits for street concerts according to a statement from a Tehran City Councillor.
Iran’s economic crisis is exacerbating the problems already faced by migrating laborers from Afghanistan. With the steep fall in the value of Iran’s national currency, these workers, who are mostly working illegally, can no longer make enough to make ends meet and provide for needs of their families back in Afghanistan.
It is safe to say that there has been some commotion in the Iranian diaspora media scene over the past years: changes in editorial leadership, the emergence of rich television stations, tensions over renewed budgets and journalists hopping between media outlets.
The Swedish Trade Union Confederation referred to as LO along with four other labor and workers’ rights organizations in Sweden have issued a joint statement calling on the Iranian authorities to end the arrests and security treatment of Iranian workers and labor rights activists including Esmail Bakhshi, Ali Nejati, Jafar Azimzadeh, Parvin Mohammadi, as well as Sepideh Gholian.
In the border regions of Iran, one of the most hazardous and arduous ways of eking a living is to become a porter, a human mule or a Kulbar as the locals call the one who transports loads on one’s back through the mountainous regions.
Iranian labor Activist Esmail Bakhshi has been arrested again by Islamic Republic authorities after having spoken out against being tortured and abused in the course of his previous arrest.