labor rights

December 23, 2016

Union Leader Receives Unofficial Warning To Return to Prison or Lose $140,000 Bail

Union Leader Receives Unofficial Warning To Return to Prison or Lose $140,000 Bail Labor rights activist Jafar Azimzadeh has been told that he must return to Evin Prison in Tehran by January 13, 2017 or his guarantor will lose 450 million tomans ($140,000 USD). However, an informed source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran that Azimzadeh will not abide without an official summons. “Mr. Azimzadeh has not […]... read more
November 3, 2016

Briefly Freed After Long Hunger Strikes, Three Teachers’ Rights Leaders Ordered Back to Prison

Briefly Freed After Long Hunger Strikes, Three Teachers’ Rights Leaders Ordered Back to Prison Prominent teachers’ rights leaders Jafar Azimzadeh, Esmail Abdi, and Mahmoud Beheshti-Langroudi—who had all been previously imprisoned for their peaceful activism and released in 2016 on bail after going on long hunger strikes—were summoned back to prison in October 2016. Abdi, secretary general of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, confirmed to the International Campaign for Human […]... read more
July 5, 2016

Teachers’ Rights Activist Could Face Three Years in Prison for Visiting Political Prisoner

Teachers’ Rights Activist Could Face Three Years in Prison for Visiting Political Prisoner A little over a week after teachers’ rights activist Rassoul Bodaghi was conditionally released from prison on April 29, 2016, he was charged with “insulting the supreme leader” and now faces up to three more years in jail. “Bodaghi had gone to the hospital to visit [current political prisoner] Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi [on May 8, […]... read more
June 17, 2016

Iran’s Judiciary Evades Responsibility for Lashing Sentences against Striking Miners

Iran’s Judiciary Evades Responsibility for Lashing Sentences against Striking Miners After a month-long silence amid widespread condemnation of the decision by Iran’s Judiciary to intervene in a local labor dispute and punish 17 protesting mine workers with lashing sentences, the Judiciary’s spokesperson has finally spoken out by evading responsibility for the ruling. “It is possible that the judge’s taste does not match ours in some […]... read more
April 26, 2016

Bus Drivers’ Union Leader Awaiting Sentencing for Peaceful Labor Activism

Bus Drivers’ Union Leader Awaiting Sentencing for Peaceful Labor Activism Ebrahim Maddadi, a labor activist and leading member of Tehran’s bus drivers’ union, is awaiting sentencing after standing trial on April 16, 2016. Arrested for his peaceful activism, Maddadi has been charged with “collusion and assembly against national security,” his lawyer, Saleh Nikbakht, told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Maddadi, deputy chairman […]... read more
February 24, 2016

Iranian Teacher’s Union Leader Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

Iranian Teacher’s Union Leader Sentenced to Six Years in Prison The secretary general of the Teachers Association of Iran, Esmail Abdi, has been sentenced to six years in prison for “propaganda against the state” and “collusion against national security” by Judge Abolqasem Salavati of Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court. The verdict was issued to Abdi’s lawyer on Tuesday, February 14, 2016, a source told […]... read more