Category: CODIR says…

Press Statement: “Death in custody of Iranian filmmaker and poet constitutes extrajudicial killing” says CODIR

Saturday, 8 January 2022 CODIR has joined the Iranian Writers’ Association (IWA) and other progressive and labour movement organisations in Iran to condemn the theocratic regime’s direct role in the death of political prisoner, Bektash Abtin, the renowned filmmaker, writer, […]

New Year greetings from the Central Executive Council of CODIR

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International Appeal for Solidarity with the Striking Teachers in Iran

Iranian schoolteachers have continued with their widespread and unprecedented campaign of sit-ins, strikes, demonstrations in towns and cities throughout Iran, having begun with three days of national action on Friday 10 December through to Sunday 12 December (weekends fall on […]

Stand in solidarity with Iranian teachers’ protest for justice

Today (Monday 13 December 2021) thousands of protesting teachers have assembled in front of the Majlis (Iranian parliament) building in downtown Tehran, and the main headquarters of education authorities in 25 provinces and 60 cities across Iran, demanding justice and […]

Demand for end of human rights abuses unites the Iranian people

On the occasion of United Nations Human Rights Day (10th December) the human rights situation in the Islamic Republic of Iran continues to be a desperate one for anyone opposed to the regime.  Jane Green reports. Human rights abuse in […]

CODIR: End violence against women in Iran!

UN DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN In October 2021, António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, addressed the Security Council’s annual debate on women, peace, and security.  Mr. Guterres spoke of the rising rates of violence and misogyny experienced […]

The storm of protest by Iranian automobile workers has no end in sight!

An unprecedented wave of protest by workers at the Iran Khodro automobile company has engulfed the largest manufacturer in this sector in Iran since the dispute broke out in late-October, with industrial unrest spreading across the company’s three major sites […]

CODIR supports a prompt return to a fair and negotiated resolution of the stand-off regarding Iran’s nuclear issue

China: “Upholding and implementing the JCPOA is the only effective way to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue.” In a press conference on Friday 19 November, Zhao Lijian, official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of […]

Solidarity with the striking workers in Iran

Amidst the continuing waves of industrial action and unrest sweeping across Iran, CODIR is issuing a call for a campaign of solidarity with the striking workers of the Shafarood dam and reservoir complex in the country’s northern Gilan province. Workers […]

Iran – a theocratic regime in existential crisis

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks on his proposed ministers at the parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, August 21, 2021

Since the stage-managed and farcical presidential election in Iran on June 18, the dictatorial regime has lurched ever deeper into an ongoing crisis of epic proportions. JANE GREEN assesses the current situation THE Iranian regime’s crisis of legitimacy has been […]