by Zamaneh Media — 13August 2021
Hamid Noury, a 60 year old Iranian former Judiciary official is on Trial in Sweden over his alleged involvement in the mass execution of political prisoners in Iran in the summer of 1988. Noury was a deputy prosecutor at Gohardasht prison outside of the city of Karaj and near the capital city Tehran in the 1980s. While working in Gohardasht prison, Noury reportedly took part in the ill-treatment, lashing, torture, and execution of political prisoners.
For survivors of the mass executions and families whose loved ones were executed, this is a significant trial as…
The Speaker of the Iranian parliament warned experts not to express their views and opinions on the consequences of the so-called “Protect the Rights of Users in Cyberspace And Organize Social Media” bill.
Despite the widespread criticism and opposition to the bill from the public, on July 28, the Iranian parliament voted to review the plan under Article 85 of the Constitution.
According to Article 85 of the Iranian Constitution, in case of an emergency, the parliament can delegate the review and approval of some plans to a parliamentary committee. Therefore…
The 2019 flood in Iran was the deadliest in recent years, but it will not be the last.
With the effects of climate change growing more serious, Iran will have other devastating floods in the future.
Recent floods have devastated parts of Western Europe, yet there were no casualties in the Netherlands.
Zamaneh asked Dutch experts about their success in dealing with the recent floods in Europe and what Iranians could learn from the Dutch experience.
Long-term planning for flood control, proper management of water resources, and relying on adequate flood warning systems are…
Zamaneh Media’s 17th Labor Rights Quarterly Report which covers labor issues of Iranian workers from April to June 2021 is now available for download.
Zamaneh in this report covers labor protests, expulsion, flogging, and imprisonment of workers, issues that pensioners face, exploitation of oil and gas workers, municipal workers’ demands, protests of teachers, and sexual harassment at the workplace.
Hadi Bahmani, 17, was killed on Tuesday night, July 20, 2021, during demonstrations in Izeh. Bahmani was a teenager from the village of Susan in the city of Izeh. He had come to Izeh as a seasonal worker.
Since July 15, widespread protests began in various Arab majority towns and cities in Khuzestan and quickly spread to other regions in the province. Security forces have killed and injured dozens of protesters. There are several reasons for the unrest, including a water shortage, poverty, and discrimination. The protests have spread to Ahvaz, Susangard, Izeh, Dezful, Behbahan, Mahshahr, Abadan, and many other cities in Khuzestan province.
The international military equipment and dual-use goods procurement network of the Islamic Republic of Iran is an extensive network operating in countries from East Asia to Europe, North America, South America and North Africa. This includes companies and individuals who provide military and dual-use equipment to Iran through secretive and dangerous means.
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Iran has been under UN arms sanctions for the last 13 years, which has now ended on October 18, 2020. The Danish investigative journalism organizations Danwatch and Zamaneh Media have conducted a study on which countries and…
Thousands of oil industry workers from at least eight provinces in Iran have been on strike since June 19, 2021. The striking workers are employed by more than 65 different companies in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industry. Dozens of federations, and trade unions from around the world issued a joint statement on Monday (July 28) in support of the striking contract workers.
At least 35 striking workers at a refinery in Tehran have been fired so far.
The striking workers are demanding higher wages, increased paid leave, elimination of the subcontracting companies, better…
by Zamaneh Media — 20June 2021
Ebrahim Raisi, the conservative candidate currently serving as the head of Iran’s Judiciary, won Iran’s presidential election with 61.95 percent of the votes in an election that faced a boycott movement that resulted in the lowest turnout in the history of the Islamic Republic.
He becomes Iran’s president as his supporters see him as a salvation to the economic problems they face and his opponents see him as an ultraconservative who is consolidating Iran’s Supreme Leaders’ reign.
The election lasted for 19 hours, from 7 am on June 18th to 2 am on June…
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Khamenei, appeared on Iranian television on Wednesday, June 17. While he encouraged Iranian citizens to participate in the upcoming 18 June elections, he did not mention the Guardian Council and the widespread disqualifications of candidates, nor did he accept the accusations that this election is “non-competitive.” Khamenei asserted that low turnout would lead to increased pressure by the enemy. “The people’s support of the system must be shown to the enemy,” he added.
The Supreme Leader warned the Iranian opposition inside Iran not to…