Category: Features

Ailing journalists in Iran’s prisons need urgent UN action, RSF says

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed about imprisoned journalists in Iran who are denied medical care when they are ill, and calls for swift action by the UN special rapporteur to ensure that the Iranian authorities respect their obligations regarding […]

Prison Sentence for Attending May Day Rally!

Student Activist Adel Gorji Arbitrarily Detained and Sent to Evin Prison for a Year! On Wednesday 20 April 2022, Mr. Adel Gorji was arbitrarily summoned to appear at Iran’s to Evin Prison, where he was then sent down for a […]

CODIR Calls for Solidarity with Iranian Teachers

Scores of teacher trade unionists were imprisoned in Iran last week for nothing more than demanding a better education system and improved conditions of service. Teachers held a nationwide protest rally on Thursday 21 April, called by the Coordinating Council […]

Urgent Appeal! Stop Persecution of Teacher Trade Unionists in Iran!

According to reports published on Monday 18 April 2022, Mr. Rasoul Bodaghi, a sacked teacher well-known in the struggle of that sector for fair salaries and better conditions of service, has been arbitrarily sentenced in a regime show trial to […]

ITUC Calls for the Release of Trade Union Activists in Iran

International Confederation of Trade Unions (ITUC) writes to ILO to raise the plight of Civil and Trade Union Activists imprisoned in Iran As reported by the Iranian news website Akhbar-Rooz, the General Secretary of the ‎International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) […]

Iran teachers’ professional body condemns arrest of activists

March 18, 2022- the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (Tehran province) ‎condemned the arrest and detention of Ms. Haleh Safarzadeh and Mr. Alireza Saghafi, ‎warning the Iranian government and security decision-makers that the continuation of ‎these arrests will not prevent the occurrence of […]

Will Iran Nuclear Talks Cross the Finish Line? | Opinion

t has been more than a year since the United States and Iran agreed to begin negotiations on a mutual return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—the formal name of the Iran nuclear deal. The agreement, the product of about […]

Global science must stand up for Iran’s imprisoned scholars

Niloufar Bayani, a conservation researcher, has been in prison since 2018.Credit: Niloufar Bayani

Iranian researchers are at risk as never before. Governments are urging quiet diplomacy. But a new book shows why public campaigns matter. For an all-too-brief period last month, it seemed that Morad Tahbaz, co-founder of conservation charity the Persian Wildlife […]

DISK campaigns for the release of labour activists in Iran.

01.04.22 Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran Ankara, Turkey On behalf of its 200 000 members Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DISK) demands the […]

Civil and workers’ rights activist Alieh Eghdamdoust arrested once more in Iran

It has come to light that Ms. Alieh Eghdamdoust, a long-time civil and workers’ rights activist in Iran, has been arrested once again by the Islamic Republic authorities there.  According to reports, Ms. Eghdamdoust was detained by security forces in […]