Category Archives: Repression

Haft Tappeh workers: We condemn the court summons of Ali Nejati, our retired colleague!

The following is a statement published on the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Company workers’ independent Telegram channel.

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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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Davoud Rafii, auto worker, flogged 74 times for “insulting” Labour Minister

Davoud Rafii, a worker fired from the Pars Khodro car plant in 2012 for his union activities, has been flogged 74 times for “insulting” the Iranian regime’s former Labour Minister.

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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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Haft Tappeh workers on street protests and downing of Ukrainian airliner

Tehran, January 2020

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Six HEPCO workers still in custody in Arak

HEPCO workers and the riot police

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Haft Tappeh workers and activists sentenced to 110 years in prison!

The Iranian regime so-called judiciary has recently passed many long custodial sentences on labour activists. Some have also been sentenced to flogging! Continue reading