Labour activist, Sharifeh Mohammadi, sentenced to death for “rebellion”

Iranian authorities Thursday sentenced to death a woman labor activist on charges of links to an outlawed Kurdish organization, rights groups said. Sharifeh Mohammadi, initially arrested in December in Rasht, Iran, was convicted of the capital crime of rebellion and sentenced to death, said the Norway-based Hengaw and […]

Iran’s Oil and Gas Workers’ Strike Grows: 20,000 Workers, 110 Companies

A nationwide strike by contract workers in Iran’s oil and gas industry that began last week has now spread to over 110 companies, involving more than 20,000 workers. Launched by the unofficial Council for Organizing Oil Contract-Workers’ Protests, the strike began on June 19. The workers are demanding […]