Iran: massive strike in the oil industry: In Iran, the oil industry is fragmented through numerous subcontracting companies. No contract or precarious contracts are the rule. Workers are exploited. Since 19 June, a massive strike has taken place. 70 companies are affected by the movement.

Three demands are put forward:

Iranian Workers Strike In Different Sectors, Notably Oil And Gas: A wave of labor strikes has hit Iran on Saturday, August 1 in different sectors and plants, including Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane industrial complex, and more importantly in the oil and gas industry. Workers went on strike in the south if Iran, at Abadan, Parsian and Qeshm refineries, and in the Lamerd petrochemical complex, and South Pars oil field. All workers assembled, demanding the implementation of job-classification law and their overdue wages and benefits.

Ebrahim Raisi must be investigated for crimes against humanity

Responding to today’s announcement declaring Ebrahim Raisi as Iran’s next president, Amnesty International’s Secretary General Agnès Callamard said: “That Ebrahim Raisi has risen to the presidency instead of being investigated for the crimes against humanity of murder, enforced disappearance and torture, is a grim reminder that impunity reigns supreme in Iran. In 2018, our organization documented how Ebrahim Raisi had been a member of the ‘death commission’

(Corrects title of organisation to International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in paragraph 1 and subsequent references) KABUL (Reuters) -The COVID-19 pandemic is spiralling out of control in Afghanistan, with cases rising 2,400% in the past month, hospitals filling up and medical resources quickly running out, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said on Thursday.

Notice of claim against Iran: Joint statement from the International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752. The Group has issued a statement on the notice of claim delivered against Iran, regarding the downing of Ukraine International Airlines Flight 752 (PS752). The International Coordination and Response Group for the victims of Flight PS752 today issued the following joint statement:

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