Execution is a weapon of choice for the Iranian regime when dealing with trade unionists, leftists, and Iran’s ethnic minorities. Below we link to a letter by death row prisoners Zanyar and Loghman Moradi, of Iran’s Kurdish minority. After a trial lasting 20 minutes, the pair were convicted for allegedly assassinating the son of a [...] → Continue Reading A letter by death row prisoners Zanyar and Loghman Moradi for May 9
Workers from Sanandaj’s Javeh dam have once again gone on strike as of July 10, 2010. Workers of the dam have gone on strike several times in recent months over non payment of their wages dating back more than five months. More than 300 workers building the dam have not received their wages for this [...] → Continue Reading Strike erupts at Sanandaj's Javeh Dam again
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
In a series of reports, the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organisation (CCHFWO) has released the names of seven labor activists who have been arrested in recent days. On February 27, Fattah Soleimani, a labor activist who is a member of the CCHFWO, was arrested at his home in the Kurdish city of Oshnaviyeh [...] → Continue Reading Seven union activists have been arrested in Kurdistan in recent days.
On the morning of Wednesday, January 6th at 4:00am, Fasih Yasamani, a political prisoner, was hanged in Khoy Prison. According to a report from the Committee of Human Rights Activists in Kurdistan, the execution officials unexpectedly and without following the legal procedure executed this Kurdish citizen who was a native of the village Khoy (located [...] → Continue Reading Iran executes another political prisoner
The Iranian authorities have reportedly executed a Kurdish militant whom they charged with being an “enemy of God”. Ehsan Fattahian, 27, was hanged yesterday in the western city of Sanandaj, according to Ali Akbar Gharoussi, head of the judiciary in Kurdistan province. Ehsan Fattahian’s executioners ignored pleas from international human rights organisations, and petitions signed [...] → Continue Reading Ehsan Fattahian murdered by the Islamic Republic