Category Archives: Political prisoners

Almost 100 Kurdish activists and citizens arrested

The Iranian regime’s new wave of widespread arrests of Kurdish activists and citizens continues to grow. The arrests by the IRGC (Pasdaran) Intelligence Organisation and the Intelligence Agency started on January 9th.

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Keyvan Samimi, 72-year-old journalist, jailed for three years!

Keyvan Samimi, one of the May Day 2019 detainees, is a 72-year-old journalist and political activist. On Monday morning, December 7th, he was arrested at Evin Courthouse and transferred to Evin Prison to serve a three-year sentence.

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Atena Daemi’s new trumped-up charges and trial

The trial of Atena Daemi, a civil rights activist jailed in Evin Prison, was held on June 28th. Continue reading

Zeynab Jalalian: female Kurdish activist contracts Coronavirus in jail

Zeynab Jalalian, a female Kurdish political activist, has contracted Coronavirus in Gharchak jail. Continue reading

Seyed Rasoul Taleb Moghadam: Vahed Bus Company trade unionist flogged 74 times!

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Haft Tappeh charges dropped: Esmail Bakhshi, Mohammad Khanifar and Ali Nejati amnestied

On Saturday May 23rd the Iranian regime dropped charges against a number of workers and labour activists as part of its Eid amnesty. Continue reading

Ten years ago: Farzad Kamangar and three other Kurds executed!

The following is a statement issued by Iranian Workers’ Solidarity Network (IWSN), SZAC’s predecessor on May 9th 2010. Farzad Kamangar was a teacher.
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No news of Nahid Fathalian after ten days of arrest!

Ten days have passed since the arrest of Nahid Fathalian. Ms Fathalian is a retired labour activist and a volunteer supporter of Iran’s flood victims. Continue reading

Mohammad Davari freed on bail

Mohammad Davari, a 26-years-old political and labour activist, has been released on 15 billion rial ($356,928) bail pending appeal. He was being held in Shiraz’s Adelabad jail.

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Jailed teacher Mohammad-Hossein Sepehri contracts Corona virus

Mohammad-Hossein Sepehri, a teacher jailed in Mashhad’s Vakilabad prison, has contracted Corona virus. Continue reading