Unemployment extends to Iranian elite

14 May 2016

The unemployment crisis in Iran has spread beyond the young, the illiterate and the poor to the educated and the elite.

On May 4, the Iranian news agency Mehr reported the story of Chavosh Azizi Koutanai, a 35-year-old inventor who came second in the 2011 International Competitions of Geneva Inventors that was held in Germany.

Recent spate of strikes and protests in Iran

27 April 2016

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has reported on the recent strikes and protests in Iran. At least six strikes and protests were held in Tehran, Bandar Abbas and cities in western Iran on Sunday 24th April. These protests and strikes were held against the repressive policies of the Iranian government and the “looting of workers’ salaries by officials of the mullahs’ regime”.

The mirage of a moderate Iran

26 January 2016

Tahar Boumedra is the author of "The human rights situation in Iran: a challenge for international law", and is also the former director of the human rights office of the United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI). He has recently written about the gross human rights abuses of the Iranian regime and says, “I find it incredible how Western governments, from a campaign whose promises remain to be met, engage in a race to mark their presence in Tehran and trigger lucrative contracts with a regime they consider to now be respectable.”

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