Tag: strike

Teachers Protest Wages That Are Below the Official Poverty Line

  Strikes continue in a number of Iranian cities Teachers in the cities of Marivan, Baneh, and Shahrood, who have refused to attend class since January 20 in protest against wages that are below the official poverty line, have announced that they would not abandon their protest until their demands for salary increases are taken into consideration, according to labor activist Mansour Osanloo. While school teachers in several Iranian cities ended their two-day protests over […]

Strike on Visit and Phone, Silent Protest by Jailed Dervishes

  In a very short contact from non-political ward of Evin prison with his family, one of the Dervishes informed the phone and visit strike and silent protest by jailed Dervishes.According to Majzooban Noor, Mr. Hamid-Reza Moradi and Mr. Mostafa Daneshjou have been transferred to wards of four and eight of Evin prison. Before their self-return to the prison from the hospital, in response to the unlawful coercions of the prison officials and judicial authorities […]

Political prisoners of Rajai Shahr on strike

  political prisoners of hall 12 announced a three days long strike by which they will refuse to get prison’s ration, in protest to closing the library of ward, resumption of sending noises, mandatory uniforms for political prisoners and insulting interrogations. According to the report of Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), political prisoners and prisoners of conscientious of hall 12 of Rajaei Shahr prison, announced that they will refuse to get the governmental ration […]

1 Day Grace Period to Pursue Medical Treatment Prevented Dervishes Lawyers From Strike

  Monday Aban 13, 1392 (Nov 4, 2013) imprisoned Gonabadi Dervishes lawyers who had intention to strike and refuse to go in the visiting room to protest the lack of adequate medical care for prisoners, after Mr. Momeni, the Evin Prison director’s promise of urgent investigation the matter went to the prison visiting room in the final (Office) hours.According to Majzooban Noor, while Gonabadi Dervishes lawyers imprisoned in ward 350 did not go to the […]

Trade unionist Reza Shahabi in strike on medical treatment in jail

  According to Südwind journalist,Vandad Oladiazimi,Reza Shahabi,a member of director’s board of the drivers’ trade union of great Tehran and it’s Suburb,who has been imprisoned on political charges since June 2010,is refusing medical treatment to protest against the prevention of treatment in hospital,his poor medical care,insolence of the prison’s medical doctor and abuse by prison guards against him at the Evin prison. According to reports from inside the prison,Shahabi ‘s condition is deteriorating rapidly,but the […]

Reformist candidate inspires end of hunger strike

  Mehdi Khazali, a prominent Iranian political prisoner, has ended his hunger strike after 140 days following the announcement of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani’s decision to run for president. Kaleme reports that Khazali’s son quoted his father saying that he was convinced to end his hunger strike as soon as he was informed that Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani had agreed to join the presidential race. Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani was reluctant to join the race after four years […]

Prisoners moved from solitary, end hunger strike

  The 10 Iranian political prisoners who were moved to solitary confinement and began a hunger strike to protest that move, have ended their strike after being returned to the general ward of the prison. The Kaleme website reported on Wednesday May 8 that the prisoners are now in the general ward of the prison and have ended their hunger strike after two days. The prisoners were moved to solitary for protesting against the poor […]

10 Political Prisoners In Solitary Confinement Have Launched A Hunger Strike

  10 political prisoners incarcerated in solitary confinement in Evin Ward 240 have launched a hunger strike following the prison officials’ failure to fulfill their promise to return them to the General Ward 350. Incarcerated in solitary confinement and demanding to be returned to Ward 350, the following prisoners have launched an open ended hunger strike. 1 – Saeed Madani2 – Abdollah Momeni3 – Abolfazl Abedini Nasr4 – Siyamak Ghaderi5 – Amir Khosro Dalirsani6 – […]

Political Prisoners Protest Cell Search with 72-hour Hunger Strike

  Political prisoners in Rajaee Shahr Prison in Karaj are currently undergoing a 72-hour hunger strike in protest of degrading treatment by Special Guard forces, a local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. On April 17, Special Guard forces stormed the prison’s Ward 4, Hall 12, where political prisoners are kept, and ransacked the prisoners’ personal belongings. The act led to objections from political prisoners, who chanted “Death to the Dictator” […]

Political Prisoner Ends Hunger Strike as Orumiyeh Intelligence Pressures Other Prisoners

  Political prisoner Adel Jalali ended his 11-day hunger strike on March 28 after prison officials at Orumiyeh Central Prison agreed to cooperate with him, a local source told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. The source added that the Prison Intelligence Unit has been pressuring four other political prisoners at Orumiyeh, repeatedly summoning three of them and transferring the fourth to a solitary cell. According to the local human rights activist, security […]

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