Category: Features

Iran: Wrestling champion Navid Afkari feared at risk of imminent secret execution

September 2020, 16:45 UTC The Iranian authorities must immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of Navid Afkari, a wrestling champion at imminent risk of being executed in secret, Amnesty International said today, while calling on the international community, including UN […]

German Judges Association Awards Iranian Rights Lawyer On Hunger Strike In Prison

IRAN — Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen in Tehran on November 1, 2008. The German Judges Association (DRB) has awarded its Human Rights Prize to the Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh who is currently on a hunger strike […]

The ‘trampling of humanity’ continues in Iran

Amnesty International has added to the ongoing outrage at the treatment of political prisoners in Iran following November 2019’s major protests, reports JANE GREEN LAST November, when protests erupted in Tehran, rapidly spreading across Iran, the Committee for the Defence […]

Strike at Haft-Tappeh continues – 80th day reached

CODIR Press Release. 2nd September 2020 Today marks the 80th day since workers of the Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane complex in the south of Iran came out on a strike, on 15 June. They are demanding their unpaid wages, medical insurance, reinstatement […]

IRAN TODAY Autumn 2020 was published by CODIR!

The Autumn 2020 issue of Iran Today, the progressive campaign for peace, human and democratic rights, and social justice in Iran, published by CODIR, is now released! The Autumn 2020 issue of Iran Today covers a whole host of important […]

The man who said no: how Iran coerces expats to inform on friends

Behdad Esfahbod was forced by the Revolutionary Guard to enlist as a foreign agent. But when they tried to activate him, he went public instead On 14 June, Behdad Esfahbod, a Facebook software engineer, received a text from a strange […]

A significant breakthrough! Strike action spreads rapidly across Iran

As oil workers engage in co-ordinated strike action across Iran, JANE GREEN considers the response of the Iranian regime and the prospects for trade unions in Iran AN UNPRECEDENTED wave of strike action is under way in the gas and […]

URGENT ACTION – TORTURED IRANIAN KURD AT RISK OF EXECUTION

Arsalan Khodkam, from Iran’s Kurdish minority, is at risk of execution in West Azerbaijan province. He was sentenced to death for “spying” after a grossly unfair trial that lasted about 30 minutes and relied on “confessions” he says were obtained […]

Huge strike wave hits Iranian energy sector

4 August, 2020Thousands of workers have taken strike action in Iran’s South Pars gas fields, protesting the late payment of wages and poor working conditions. About 10,000 workers have stopped work as a wave of wildcat strike action has hit […]

Press release – Solidarity organisation calls for support for striking oil workers

3rd August 2020 For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has appealed to trade unions in the UK to support oil workers across Iran in their demands to be paid for their work. […]