Political prisoners, labor activists and teachers on hunger strike
Hundreds of workers, teachers and youths rallied outside the office of the Iranian regime’s president Hassan Rouhani in Tehran on the morning of Wednesday, June 29, in support of political prisoner Jafar Azimzadeh who marked his 62nd day on hunger strike on this day. The protesters in this rally demanded urgent action to save Mr. Azimzadeh’s life.
NCRI - The following is a roundup of four protests in the Iranian capital Tehran on Monday, June 6.
Harandi Street Residents
Residents of Harandi Street marched towards Tehran’s Municipality building, at 9 a.m. on Monday, to protest the lack of security in their neighbourhood. The regime sent members of the suppresive police force to disperse the crowd.
Dozens of demonstrators arrested
Over 1,000 protesters rallied in Mashhad (northeast Iran) on Thursday, May 12, protesting the plundering of their assets and property by corrupt institutes backed by the mullahs’ regime. The demonstrators were furious over how their hardly obtained assets and property is being stolen by the regime’s institutions, including the companies of Padideh Shandiz, Mizan, Pardisian, Tabarrok, Thamen al-Hojaj, Arman and Badr Tous. The protesters also demanded their stolen assets be returned.
On Tuesday, April 19, a protest gathering by thousands of retirees of the steel industry continued for the third consecutive day in front of the regime’s parliament. The retirees who mostly have brought along their families coming from Isfahan to Tehran are protesting their unpaid wages and dividends in the past four months. The protestors chanted “Justice, justice, we shall not give in to abjection” and carried handwritten placards that read “Whatever they promised to us was thin air; whatever they told us was deception and duplicity.”
Call for support for the strikers and immediate release of arrested drivers
On April 11 over 4500 truck drivers continued their assembly and strike for the sixth straight day in Bandar Abbas transportation terminal. A day earlier, the regime’s officials arrested three of the protestors instead of addressing their demands. Around 6000 truck drivers in Shiraz, Esfahan and Yazd also went on strike in solidarity with their fellow workers in Bandar Abbas. The protestors called for the unconditional release of their colleagues.
The Obama administration is open to renewing the Iran Sanctions Act, which expires at the end of 2016, if it does not interfere with the international nuclear agreement with Tehran, U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon said on Tuesday.