The Iranian Resistance's President-elect Maryam Rajavi congratulated all workers of Iran on the International Labor Day. She expressed her wish that this year would a year of restitution of the rights of millions of honorable workers, men and women, who have been laid off and dismissed or have been doomed to live in fear, poverty and insecurity because their wages are not paid under white or temporary contracts.
NCRI - Members of the Tehran Bus Workers Union took part in a rally in central Tehran on Saturday on the eve of International Workers' Day demanding the release of labor activists from jail and their basic rights including decent wages.
The bus drivers and staff were joined by a large number of students in the rally. They raised banners which read: “Arrested workers must be freed,” "Unions are our inalienable right" and "A just (decent) wage is our inalienable right."
NCRI - The second round of the Iranian regime's Parliamentary election on Friday was widely boycotted by the people of Iran.
The regime held run-off votes in 21 of Iran's 31 provinces, but reports by activists of the Iranian Resistance who monitored the polls across the country said that the vast majority of polling stations were empty throughout the day.
NCRI – Iranian workers protested on Saturday in central Tehran denouncing the detention of banned union activists and demanding labor rights currently denied to them by the mullahs’ regime.
NCRI - Mullah Ahmad Khatami, the regime’s interim Friday prayers leader in Tehran, on Friday reiterated the legality to suppression of women in Iran based on the regime’s fundamentalist laws.
"The law to combat mal-veiling has been adopted as part of the 2007 Act approved by the Supreme Council of the Cultural Revolution. According to this Act, 26 governmental bodies must get to work. This Act consists of 310 Articles specifying duties to be implemented by these governmental bodies," he said.
NCRI – Millions of Iranian workers are continuing to suffer from poverty out of unemployment, inadequate pay or non-receipt of their wages. Their situation has worsened since Hassan Rouhani took office as the regime’s President in 2013.
The following is a breakdown of just some of the problems faced by Iranian workers:
NCRI - The mullahs' regime in Iran ranks among the world's top ten state violators of press freedoms, the U.S.-based watchdog Freedom House has said in its latest annual report.
The situation for journalists in Iran remains uncertain in the face of "harsh censorship" and "increased arrests by security services," Freedom House said in its report FREEDOM OF THE PRESS 2016 published on Tuesday.
NCRI – Iranian political prisoner Masoud Arab Choobdar has written from behind bars to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Iran giving an account of the appalling abuses being faced by dissidents in Iran’s jails.
In his letter to special rapporteur Ahmed Shaheed, Mr. Arab Choobdar highlighted in particular the mistreatment of political prisoners in the notorious Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in Karaj, north-west of Tehran.
The misogynic Iranian regime publicly flogged a female prisoner on April 27 in Golpayegan County, Esfahan Province. The religious fascism ruling Iran has intensified repression in recent weeks to control the society and as usual women are bearing the brunt of this pressure and repression.
Accordingly, Tehran’s suppressive security forces announced on April 16 a new round of repression upon the pretext of battling mal-veiling: “Since this morning, police officers in the form of various patrols have been deployed in various sections of the capital and will confront mal-veiling and lack of hijab inside vehicles…” (ISNA state news agency – April 16).
In violation of agreements, Iraqi forces prevent merchants from coming to Camp Liberty to buy residents’ property
On Thursday, April 28, 2016, agents of the Governmental Committee tasked to suppress Camp Liberty residents headed by Iraqi National Security Advisor Faleh Fayyad prevented two groups of Iraqi merchants from coming to Camp Liberty to buy residents’ property and returned them after hours of stalling. Similarly, on April 24, two other groups of merchants were barred from entering Camp Liberty. Thus, in a span of six months, six groups of Iraqi merchants who had referred to purchase residents’ property have been turned back.