Author: Shadi Amin
Date: June 13, 2016
Translated by Frieda Afary
Translator’s note: Shadi Amin is the author of Gender X (2015) and a number of other works on Iranian LGBT identities and the sexual torture of women political prisoners. She has also translated and published a collection of writings by Adrienne Rich and Audre Lorde. She is one of the coordinators of the Iranian Lesbian and Transgender Network in Germany. Below, she comments on a gunman’s massacre of 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.
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Below is a statement from a group of scholars and activists to protest the flogging of Iranian mine workers and to defend Iranian labor activist Jafar Azimzadeh who has been on a hunger strike since April 29, 2016. Background information and a statement issued by Jafar Azimzadeh and Esmail Abdi at the beginning of their hunger strike follow. For more information please see the website of the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (www.workers-iran.org) which has provided the translations below.
Continue reading Solidarity with Iranian Workers: Free Labor Activist Jafar Azimzadeh
The following letter from Mothers of the Laleh Park in Iran has been addressed to Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, United Nationas High Commissioner for Human Rights.
Continue reading Open Letter from Mothers of Iranian Political Prisoners
Radio Zamaneh, a Persian-language human rights station and website in Holland conducted an interview with Joseph Daher and Frieda Afary.
Date of publication: May 31, 2016
Continue reading Radio Zamaneh’s Interview About the Alliance of Syrian & Iranian Socialists
Below is the statement of the newly formed Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists. For the Arabic and the Persian versions, please go the the newly launched trilingual website of the Alliance at http://www.allianceofmesocialists.org/
Continue reading Website & Statement of the Alliance of Syrian and Iranian Socialists