Iranian protesters rip down billboard honouring “shrine defenders”

Iranian Protesters Rip Down Billboard Honouring "Shrine Defenders"

Editor 20 February 2019

By Staff writer, SF

Angry Iranians in the city of Andimeshk in the southern province of Khuzestan have taken to the streets and brought down a large billboard that was put up by the Iranian regime to honour the so-called "shrine defenders" that were killed in Syria while fighting on behalf of the Assad regime.

Iran Protest

Iran: Regime Continues to Crack Down on People

Editor 06 December 2018

by Armin Baldwin

The human rights situation in Iran is appalling. People are still being imprisoned, arrested, tortured and detained for activities that the people are well within their rights to carry out. Since the end of last year, the people have been taking to the streets to make their voices heard. They have had enough of being silenced and desperately want their discontent to be heard and acknowledged.

Demonstrations in Iran

Iran: Pressure Mounts on Regime as Discontent Rises

Editor 22 November 2018

by Staff writer, SF

The situation in Iran is getting worse every day. The economic situation is deteriorating and the domestic unrest is still very much present. The currency – the Rial – is collapsing, and goods are becoming more and more expensive.

The people are making their discontent heard. It is not something that the people are discreet about any more for fear of arrest, imprisonment, torture or even execution. They still risk these things but they know that something has to give. They are bravely paving the way for a new Iran – one that is free, democratic and respectful of human rights. And most importantly, free from clerical rule.

Iran: Factory workers Protest

Iran: Factory Workers Protest Unpaid Wages and Uncertainty About Job Futures

Editor 13 November 2018

by Staff writer, SF

Earlier this week, outside the Khuzestan Governor’s Office, Ahvaz steel factory workers gathered to protest their unpaid wages and concerns regarding the company’s ownership and production issues.

A large group of Ahvaz factory workers can be seen gathered outside the Governor’s Office in the southern province in video taken at the protest. They are chanting, “a nation has never seen such injustice,” and “they chant for Imam Hossein, but pride themselves in thieving,” in reference to the Iranian government taking advantage of the third Shia Imam for its own profit.

HEPCO Workers

15 Hardworking HEPCO Workers Receive Sentence of 2 Years in Prison, as Well as Flogging

Editor 29 October 2018

by Atousa Pilger

The HEPCO Company is the largest manufacturer of road construction machinery in the Middle East, and has been in business for the past 43 years. As the regime transfers large private industries and factories to its own authorities, the company’s production, which has a capacity of 3000 units, has dropped to 100 units. HEPCO’s predicament has been transferred to its employees, who have been protesting deteriorating working conditions and unpaid wages for several months.

Fifteen workers of the HEPCO construction company have now received a five-year suspended sentence, but must serve 1-2 years in prison and receive 74 lashes on charges “disrupting public order”. The sentence was handed down by Iran’s judiciary in Arak. This move was likely meant to intimidate the hundreds of protesting workers at HEPCO.

Iran Faced with Protest Rallies against Poverty

Iran Faced With Protest Rallies Against Poverty

Editor 18 October 2018

by Staff writer, SF

In Iran on Tuesday, in front of the regime's program and budget organization in Tehran, a massive group of retirees from several different provinces, including Fars and Kermanshah, gathered to demand a raise in their salaries, corresponding with the inflation seen in the country. Many of these people live below the poverty line. They also asked for implementation of a coordinated payment system, balancing of their salaries, and paying their efficiency insurance premiums.

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