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Oil Industry Strikes Gain Support Across Iran, Raising Prospect of Confrontation with State

June 29, 2021—The continuation of strikes in Iran’s critical oil and petrochemical facilities—not seen on this scale for more than four decades—and the massive show of support from workers in other sectors, may well be a turning point in the history of Iran’s labor protests. Read more

Iran bans import of UK and US Covid-19 vaccines, saying they’re ‘completely untrustworthy’

09/01/2021 – France 24 – Foreign companies will not be allowed to test Covid-19 vaccines on the Iranian people, President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday, one day after the country’s supreme leader banned the import of UK- and US-produced jabs and said they were “completely untrustworthy”. Read more

Iranian Diplomat Accused of Plotting to Bomb Dissidents Goes on Trial in Belgium

Police officers at the court building in Antwerp, Belgium, on Friday, before the trial of the Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi, who is charged with planning to bomb a meeting of an exiled Iranian opposition group in France.Credit…Johanna Geron/Reuters

Prosecutors say the diplomat, Assadollah Assadi, was carrying out a plan organized by Iran’s intelligence services against an overseas opposition group.

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Iran diplomat on trial over plot to bomb opponents in France

November 25, 2020 – By SAMUEL PETREQUIN – BRUSSELS (AP) — The bomb was meant to explode in a Paris suburb during a huge rally being held by an exiled Iranian opposition group. It could have caused carnage.

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Iran to execute Iran-Swedish scientist

Amnesty International said the charges against Ahmadreza Djalali are unfounded and Sweden spoke to Iran about his case. Read more

Alternative Workers News-Iran

Special issue about international solidarity with the Iranian workers struggles (Part 2)

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Alternative Workers News-Iran

Special issue about international solidarity with the Iranian workers struggles (Part 1)

The working class, for the defence of its rights, is up against the anti-human global capitalist system of exploitation and oppression- it has a common enemy, and therefore, itself is an international class.

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Death Sentences for Three Protestors Confirmed by Supreme Court in Iran

Death Sentences for Three Protestors Confirmed by Supreme Court in Iran

Unlawful and Cruel Sentences Reflect Increase in Death Sentences in Political Cases

Lawyers’ Last Hope is to Seek Judicial Review, Citing “Serious Flaws” in Rulings

July 13, 2020—The death sentences against three young men for their participation in the November 2019 protests that swept through Iran have been confirmed. The sentences against Amirhossein Moradi, Saeed Tamjidi and Mohammad Rajabi, which were upheld by Iran’s Supreme Court on July 10, 2020, reflect the increasing use of the death penalty in politically motivated cases in the country. Read more

UN Must End “Sterile Exchanges” and Investigate Iran’s Lethal Violence against Protesters, Says Father of Slain Demonstrator

Letter Reveals New Details: 144 Bodies Secretly Held in Karaj Medical Examiner’s Office Alone 

June 29, 2020 — In an impassioned plea to top UN officials, the father of Pouya Bakhtiyari, who was one of hundreds of demonstrators shot and killed by Iranian security forces during the protests that swept through Iran in November 2019, called on the UN to end the “sterile exchanges” with the Iranian authorities and establish a Commission of Inquiry to investigate and document the government’s “lethal repression” against the protesters. Read more

Iran to pardon 10,000 including ‘security’ prisoners

Announcement follows temporary release of 85,000 to ease pressure on prisons amid coronavirus crisis

03.18.2020- Guardian – Iran is to pardon 10,000 prisoners including political ones in honour of the Iranian new year on Friday, according to state TV.

It was not stated whether the pardons would include the British-Iranian aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe – who was released on Tuesday for two weeks, when 85,000 were let out temporarily because of coronavirus – or the British-Australian academic Kylie Moore-Gilbert, who was not known to have been released.

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