HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Thursday, August 11, at least three protests took place in Iran.

A number of truck drivers gathered at the Bazargan border crossing in West Azerbaijan Province to protest against the frequent blackouts of the Customs’ electronic systems and officials’ incompetency.

With placards in their hands, a number of employees, working in the oil industry, protested to demand higher wages and the enforcement of enacted regulations regarding working hours and taxation.

In Isfahan, a number of farmers gathered before the Water and Waste Water Company of Isfahan Province and protested against water shortage.

 

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Wednesday, August 10, at least 10 protests and one labour strike took place in Iran.

The retirees of Iran Air (The National Airline of Iran) gathered before this Airline pension fund in Tehran to protest against the merger of the fund and the Civil Servants Pension Organization.

The pensioners of the Social Security Organization continued their protest in Khorramabad, Kermanshah, Babol, Rasht, Arak and Kerman. During their rally in Kermanshah, three pensioners were arrested but released after a few hours.

 

 

The residents of the village Dariab in Lorestan Province protested against the pollution of their village by the sewage of an industrial town. As a protest, they blocked the road connecting this industrial town to the village.

In Kermanshah, truck drivers went on strike in protest against their poor living conditions, low fares, expensive auto parts and fuel shortage.

 

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Tuesday, August 9, at least 10 protests took place in Iran.

The pensioners of the Social Security Organization took to the streets again and rallied in Ahvaz, Shush, Arak, Shushtar, Dezful, Tehran and Isfahan. They asked to free imprisoned pensioners and levelling up pensions in accordance with Supreme Labor Council’s enactment.

A number of residents of Bazoft, Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, gathered before the district governor’s office to protest against the local authorities’ inattention to address the pollution of drinking water. They hanged bottles of polluted water to the entrance door of the district governor’s office.

The workers of the Aram Pars Company working in the petrochemical industry went on strike in protest against delayed wages.

A number of workers of a contractor company working in Mashhad’s Power Plant gathered before the company entrance to ask for wages.

 

Workers’ Rights Activist Kamyar Fakoor Sentenced to Three Years

Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced workers’ rights activist Kamyar Fakoor to three years in prison. If the verdict is confirmed on appeal, based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, two years for one charge will be enforceable.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, workers’ rights activist Kamyar Fakoor was sentenced to two years on the charge of “spreading falsehood” and one year on the charge of “propaganda against the regime”.

An informed source told HRANA that peaceful activities such as protests against the destruction of the environment, defending workers’ rights activists and publishing news about workers’ protests and strikes were presented during the trial as evidence to substantiate the charges.

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Saturday, August 6 and Sunday, August 7, at least 8 protests took place in Iran.

The workers of the Regional Electricity Organization in Hormozgan, Khuzestan and East Azerbaijan Provinces gathered before this organization building in each city. According to these protestors, six months after the beginning of the year, the company has not yet announced how much their salaries will increase.

The pensioners continued their protests in Ardabil, Arak and Ahvaz. They asked to free imprisoned pensioners and levelling up pensions in accordance with Supreme Labor Council’s enactment.

A number of residents of Shadegan, Khuzestan Province, gathered before the Regional Electricity Organization to protest against frequent power blackouts.

On Sunday, August 7, the volunteer firefighters of the NGO Anjoman Sabz Chia gathered before the Governor’s office in Mariwan to protest against the local authorities’ inattention to recent wildfires.

 

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HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Wednesday, August 3, at least three protests took place in Iran.

A number of workers of the Zanjan Regional Electricity Company gathered in front of the company building to demand a fair increase in wages. According to these protestors, six months after the beginning of the year, the company has not yet announced how much their salaries will increase.

The Governor-General’s staff gathered in front of The Governor-General’s building in Ilam to protest against not addressing their issues.

In Ardabil, a number of pensioners of the Social Security Organization continued their protests.

 

 

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Sunday, July 31, at least 16 protests took place in Iran.

In Tehran, Kermanshah, Shahrekord, Karaj, Tabriz, Urmia, Isfahan, Ahvaz, Bojnurd, and Sanandaj, the pensioners of the state-owned Iran Telecommunication Company held protests against the non-payment and reduction of their benefits. In Tehran, the police dispersed the protest gathering and several pensioners were arrested.

 

The pensioners of the Social Security Organization continued their protests in front of this organization in Rasht and Kermanshah.

In Ahvaz, the pensioners held a protest together with Ahvaz National Steel Industrial Group workers and the nurses of a hospital in front of the Ahvaz Governor-General Building.

 

The workers of the detergent manufacturing company Darugar continued their protests in front of the factory entrance to ask for five-month delayed wages and insurance payments.

 

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Saturday, July 31, 2022, a number of pensioners gathered and protested in front of the Social Security Organization in Shush, Karkheh, Ahvaz and Arak. They chanted, “the jailed worker must be released” and “Jailed pensioner must be released.”

The workers of the detergent manufacturing company Darugar gathered before the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labour, and Social Welfare to ask for their unpaid wages.

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Wednesday, July 27, for several consecutive days, Ahvaz National Steel Industrial Group workers gathered before the Governor-General’s office to demand levelling up wages and weather payment.

A number of Iran-Iraq war veterans gathered before Evin Prison in Tehran and asked to free the detained veterans. Last Saturday, during their protest before the parliament, several veterans were arrested by security forces.

HRANA’s Daily Review of Protests in Iran

On Tuesday, July 26, five protests took place in Iran.

A number of citizens who have not received their purchased car from the car dealership Ramak Khodro protested in front of the Economic Crimes Court in Tehran.

In Tehran, a group of land proprietors in New Town Pardis protested against the confiscation of their lands by Omran Pardis New Town Company.

A number of workers of Madiran Company before the company in Hashtgerd Industrial zone. They protested against low wages and heavy workloads.

A group of the workers of Karoon Oil and Gas Production Company gathered before the National Iranian South Oil Company in Ahvaz to ask for their labour demands such as official permanent contracts and pertinent benefits.

A number of the green maintenance workers of the Neyshabur held a protest against delays in payments in front of the Municipality building.