Category: Features

International campaign for an end to repression of protesting teachers, and the release of all imprisoned trade unionists!

Campaigning for change; human and democratic rights, including trade union rights; and justice in Iran is a hazardous act! Iranian teacher trade unionists have lived this experience and reality as they are sacked, attacked, and imprisoned. The regime treats trade […]

CODIR Bulletin Summer 2022 is published!

CODIR has published a bulletin specifically concentrating on the issues of concern to the Iranian teachers, their demands and the high respect with which they are regarded in Iran for the effective and principled campaign they run. Please click here […]

CODIR highlights the plight of teachers in Iran and their struggle for progressive change

CODIR at the NEU International Solidarity Conference On Saturday 2 July, Jamshid Ahmadi, CODIR’s Assistant General Secretary, and Liz Payne of CODIR’s National Executive Council, represented the organisation at the NEU’s International Solidarity Conference in London. The two speakers provided […]

A call for solidarity as the movement for change in Iran gathers momentum!

For almost five years now, the theocratic dictatorship ruling Iran has been experiencing arguably the most acute and multidimensional crisis in its forty-year-plus reign – and a crisis that shows no sign of abating anytime soon. The Islamic Republic is […]

Theocratic regime declares war on protesting teachers in Iran

According to the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations, at least 230 teachers have been arrested since May 2022. At least 230 teachers and teacher union activists have been arrested since early May during the peaceful teacher protests nationwide. Additionally, at least […]

Swedish-Iranian Ahmadreza Djalali at risk of retaliatory execution

Tortured Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali, arbitrarily detained in Tehran’s Evin prison, is at risk of imminent execution. Mounting evidence indicates that Iranian authorities are holding him hostage and threatening to execute him to compel Belgium and/or Sweden to hand over […]

Iran nuclear deal nears potential ‘fatal blow’ as Tehran removes cameras, watchdog chief says

Dismantling the cameras poses a ‘serious challenge’ to the work of the International Atomic Energy Agency. BY STEPHANIE LIECHTENSTEIN VIENNA — Iran will remove surveillance cameras from key nuclear sites, the U.N. nuclear watchdog head said Thursday, leaving international observers in the […]

Iran’s currency hits new record low amid nuclear deal uncertainty

Iran’s response to the falling currency has been a typical mix of pumping cash and cracking down on speculators. By Maziar Motamedi Published On 12 Jun 2022 Tehran, Iran – Iran’s national currency has hit new all-time lows amid developments that have […]

Iran’s Teachers’ Coordinating Council calls on the ILO to support justice for detained Iranian trade unionists 

An open letter to Delegates at the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference Geneva, 27 May-11 June 2022 We, the undersigned, are calling on the Delegate at the 110th Session of the International Labour Conference, and in particular the […]

Death Penalty 2021: State-sanctioned killings rise as executions spike in Iran and Saudi Arabia

Iran records highest known execution figure since 2017 Despite regression, 2021 global execution figure represents the second-lowest figure Amnesty International has recorded since at least 2010 Easing of Covid-19 restrictions sees surge in number of recorded death sentences Almost 90 […]