Category Archives: Repression

Iran May Day detainees still in jail

The following is a statement released by @Maydayarrests, a Telegram channel set up for publicising the plight of activists arrested on May Day 2019. It was published on June 17th.

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Harassment of Haft Tappeh workers, supporters and family members

The Haft Tappeh workers’ independent channel on Telegram has published a list of workers, supporters and family members who have been arrested, interrogated, as well as intimidated and harassed in other ways during the struggles of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers’ Union. The list even includes people who happened to be guests in workers’ homes when they were raided by the police, Intelligence Ministry or other authorities of the Iranian regime. Continue reading

Workers, teachers, students and pensioners arrested on May Day in Tehran

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Open letter to Jeremy Corbyn on Jeremy Hunt’s trip to Iran

Open letter to Jeremy Corbyn on Jeremy Hunt’s trip to Iran and repression in Iran.

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Iran lorry drivers’ third strike: resilience against state repression

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General shutdown in Iran’s Kurdish areas

On September 21st several cities in Kurdistan Province, Kermanshah Province and the Kurdish cities of West Azerbaijan Province were part of a general shutdown of shops and businesses. According to eyewitnesses and published images, most shops took part in the shutdown, affecting the main markets of these cities. Continue reading

Iranian regime prepares for class war

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Faced with a resurgent working class the Iranian regime is preparing itself for class war. Recently “defenders of the sanctum exercises” – which are war games for the regime’s interior security organisations like the Pasdaran and Basij – have taken places in various counties and provinces of the country. Continue reading