Category: Features

The NEU, Britain teaching union, condemns state violence against educators in Iran

H.E. Mr Mohsen Baharvand 09 May 2022Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran16 Princes GateLONDONSW7 1PTEmail: Dear Ambassador,As the joint general secretaries of the National Education Union (UK), we write to express our deep concern about the treatment of […]

The Coordinating Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations (CCITTA): Resolution of the National Rally on Thursday 12 May 2022

Esteemed colleagues and educated teachers, Today’s rally is held at a time when parts of the regime, in open opposition to Articles 26 and 27 of the [national] Constitution, have directed a massive wave of attacks against trade unionists across […]

Urgent Call for Solidarity with 4 Teacher Trade Unionists!

Arrested teachers pressurised to accept bogus charges of having acted against national security! As reports begin to emerge of the harassment, intimidation, and interrogation of four teacher activists recently detained [last week] by the regime, their defence counsel has disclosed […]


Tortured Swedish-Iranian academic Ahmadreza Djalali, arbitrarily detained in Tehran’s Evin prison, is at risk of imminent execution according to multiple Iranian state media reports that his death sentence for “corruption on earth” (efsad-e fel-arz) will be carried out by 21 […]

Dozens of Teachers Arrested in Iran During Workers’ Day Protests

Iranian security forces arrested at least 28 teachers in the four days leading up to International Workers’ Day, between 28 April and 1 May 2022, according to the Coordinating Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations  (CCITTA). Several activists from other labour […]

Iran has not received £400m agreed by UK at time of Zaghari-Ratcliffe release

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was released on 17 March after being detained for six years. Photograph: WPA/Getty Images

Debt paid as Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh-Ashoori were released is blocked in Oman, Iran says The historic £400m debt the UK paid to Iran at the time of the release of British-Iranian dual nationals Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe and Anoosheh Ashoori has still not […]

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 […]