Thursday, August 22, 2019 08:32

Iranian labour activists

Labour activist’s mother files complaint over his death

A commemoration ceremony for Afshin Osanloo, the Iranian labour activist who passed away 40 days ago in Rejaishahr Prison, was held in Beheshte Zahra Cemetery amid heavy security measures. » read more

Activist’s sister says he was dead on arrival

The sister of deceased labour activist Afshin Osanloo has told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that hospital staff informed her that her brother was already dead when he arrived at hospital from prison. » read more

Labour activist dies after heart attack in prison

Jailed labour activist Afshin Osanloo died on Saturday June 22 following complications brought on by a cardiac arrest, the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reports. » read more

Labour activists fired from Tehran bus company

Three labour activists have been fired by the Vahed Tehran Bus Drivers Company following a decision issued by the dispute-resolution committee of the Labour and Social Welfare office of West Tehran. » read more

Workers await decision on May Day demonstration

The Iranian government has not responded to an application to hold a May Day demonstration on the upcoming International Workers Day. » read more

Detained workers supported by protesters

A group of labour activists and the families of detained workers gathered in front of the Justice Department in Sanandaj on Saturday April 6 to protest the undetermined state of their arrested peers and relatives. » read more

Labour activist ends prison hunger strike

Jailed Iranian labour activist Reza Shahabi has ended his hunger strike after 23 days, after he was given a five-day furlough by Evin Prison authorities. » read more

Hunger-striking activist attracts international concern

Twenty days into a hunger strike by jailed Iranian labour activist Reza Shahabi, labour organizations in various countries have expressed concern regarding Shahabi’s health. » read more

Labour groups call for probe into blogger’s death

Three Iranian labour organizations have issued a joint statement urging the government to pursue the case of Sattar Beheshti’s death in police custody so the perpetrators of his death can be brought to justice. » read more

Shorter sentence for labour activist

The Iranian judiciary has reduced the prison term of labour activist Reza Shahabi from six years in jail to four, human rights groups report. » read more