A trade unionist imprisoned by the Iranian authorities is now into his second week of hunger strike to protest against mistreatment by prison officials.
Although millions of Iranians receive a monthly government payment to compensate for a cut in subsidies, the value of this is diminishing.
Due to my trade union activities, I was arrested and incarcerated. I was brutally attacked and beaten during my arrest, and severely afflicted, physically and psychologically.
The Islamic Republic's political prisoners are hostages held to terrorize the nation, says UK-based Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People's Rights.
Peace and human rights organizations are urging the U.S. Congress not to pass a resolution which they say will increase the chances of war with Iran.
The most volatile tinderbox area of the world where the danger of war exists is the Middle East.
Günter Grass, a Nobel Literature Prize winner, causes anger and excitement with his poem "What Must Be Said". And the subject matter is war and peace.
A last minute push by the Committee for the Defense of Iranian People's Rights to prevent the execution of Iranian teacher Abdolreza Ghanbari is in full gear today.
CODIR is calling for pressure to on the government of of Iran in the case of a school teacher who has been sentenced to death.
The political opposition is completely barred from the election. Almost all political groupings of democratic orientation have called for a boycott of the sham.