Radio Free Europe

RFE/RL journalists report the news in 22 countries where a free press is banned by the government or not fully established, including Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Russia.

https://www.rferl.org/

Secretary-General Of Iran's Teachers' Trade Association Sent To Jail.

Mohammad Taghi Fallahi, the secretary-general of the Iranian Teachers Trade Association in Tehran, has been taken to Evin Prison to serve a six-month prison sentence.

Taghi Fallahi was arrested in February 2020 and held in Tehran’s Evin Prison for his participation in a peaceful teachers’ protest. He was later released on bail.

Last year, a court in Tehran sentenced him to two years in prison after convicting him of "conspiracy and collusion through membership in an illegal organization.”

The sentence, which Fallahi began serving on January 19, was reduced to six months by an appeals court.

Teachers in Iran have held a number of protests in recent years, demanding higher wages, better working conditions, and the release of their jailed colleagues.

Authorities have used force against some of the rallies, detaining protesting teachers.

Last week, teachers protested in more than 50 cities demanding higher wages and calling on the government to move quicker on a planned grading system for teachers based on experience and performance.

The New York-based Center for Human Rights In Iran said last month that authorities have sent to jail dozens of teachers' rights activists “on manufactured charges that reflect the criminalization in Iran of dissent, peaceful protests and assembly, and independent labor activism.”

Останні новини
Tucker Carlson:  It's time to reassess our view of Kamala Harris.

Tucker Carlson: It's time to reassess our view of Kamala Harris.

Fox News host Tucker Carlson reflects on Vice President Kamala Harris' blunders and analyzes why people praise her on 'Tucker Carlson Tonight.' #FoxNews #tucker Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX New...

1 63

Jan. 6 hearing focuses on Trump’s efforts to pressure DOJ

Jan. 6 hearing focuses on Trump’s efforts to pressure DOJ

The House committee investigating Jan. 6 held its fifth hearing and focused on the pressure former President Donald Trump and his allies put on the Justice Department to help overturn the election.

1

SCOTUS strikes down New York's concealed carry law

SCOTUS strikes down New York's concealed carry law

The Supreme Court ruled against a New York law that limits the right to carry a concealed handgun in public as conservative justices were concerned the law gave local officials too much discretion.

1 1

SCOTUS decision on New York gun law sparks furor

SCOTUS decision on New York gun law sparks furor

New York City's Mayor Eric Adams immediately condemned the Supreme Court decision to strike down New York's concealed carry law and warned the new ruling will put more guns on the streets.

Watters: Jussie Smollett doubling down on ‘big lie’.

Watters: Jussie Smollett doubling down on ‘big lie’.

Jesse Watters reacts to Jussie Smollett latest media interview on ‘Jesse Watters Primetime.’ Subscribe to Fox News! Watch more Fox News Video: Watch Fox News Channel Live: FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service deliverin...

Jan 6. hearings ‘proceeding like a grand jury investigation’: Former prosecutor

Jan 6. hearings ‘proceeding like a grand jury investigation’: Former prosecutor

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with former federal prosecutor Kan Nawaday about former President Trump’s alleged pressure campaign on the Department of Justice.