Board member of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company Reza Shahabi began a hunger strike on Tuesday 22 November. Shahabi is a leading trade unionist and a symbol of working class resistance to the theocratic regime and begun his strike in protest to the 18 months of imprisonment and legal limbo. [...] → Continue Reading Trade Unionist Reza Shahabi on Hunger Strike
We condemn the continuance of Reza Shahabi’s detention and approval of one year sentence for Mansoor Osanloo. Reza Shahabi board member of Workers of Tehran and Suburb Bus Drivers Syndicate was arrested on June 12, 2010, and has been in a limbo in Evin prison for more than 3 months. This Syndicate board member has [...] → Continue Reading Syndicate of Bus drivers condemns the continuance of detention of Reza Shahabi, Ebrahim Madadi and Mansoor Osanloo
In the first of a series of articles for Hands Off the People of Iran Aida Foruzan looks at the mass murder carried out by the theocratic regime in the summer of 1988. In the summer of 1988 the rulers of the Islamic Republic of Iran committed one of the greatest crimes against humanity, they [...] → Continue Reading Never forget! Never forgive! The massacres of 1988
BBC Persian talks to Abdolreza Tajik’s sister on her recent visit with her brother in prison. According to Tajik, he was “violated in prison.” Tajik is currently detained in Evin prison. Listen to the audio of interview in Persian Abdolreza Tajik’s sister: After following up with the Prosecutor’s Office, I was able to get an [...] → Continue Reading Imprisoned Journalist Abdolreza Tajik Tells Sister, “I Was Violated”
On May 13th around 30 members of Hands Off the People of Iran along, Iranian students and exiles demonstrated in support of the general strike in Iranian Kurdistan and protest the executions of five political prisoners on May 9th in Evin prison. Those executed were school teacher and trade unionist Farzad Kamangar, Ali Haydarian, Farhad [...] → Continue Reading Manchester solidarity demo against executions in Iran
Five political prisoners were executed on May 9 2010 in Evin prison in Tehran. Farzad Kamangar, Ali Haydarian, Farhad Vakili, Shirin Alam- Houli and Mehdi Eslamian were members of the Party of Free Life of Kurdistan (PJAK), an offshoot of the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) . They were charged with membership of a Kurdish “anti-revolutionary” [...] → Continue Reading Iranian regime executes five political prisoners including teacher Farzad Kamangar
Mohammad Pourabdollah a member of Freedom and Equality Seeking Students in Iran was arrested during a brutal attack on his home in Tehran on February 12th 2009. Mohammad was a chemical engineering student at the University of Tehran. He has been kept in Evin prison in terrible conditions, suffering torture and abuse on a [...] → Continue Reading Student activist Mohammad Pourabdollah sentenced to six years imprisonment
From Iranian.com We are shocked to hear that an Iranian student, Sohrab Arabi, has been killed in Evin prison. He is pictured here alongside his mother, who has been campaigning for his release.