British and US push to blame Iran is ‘most dangerous threat of war yet,’ say peace campaigners

Journalist John Pilger warns ‘nothing’ Trump administration says can be trusted BRITISH and US claims that Iran is behind two oil tanker explosions are “the most dangerous threat of war” yet, peace campaigners warned today. US Secretary of State Mike […]

‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine

Yutaka Katada, the president of the Japanese shipping company Kokuka Sangyo, in Tokyo on Friday with a photograph of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two ships attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.  Jae C. Hong/Associated Press By Ben Dooley […]

CODIR Bulletin June 2019 is published!

In this issue: – One million people join the campaign demanding release of Nasrin Sotoudeh from Prison! Page 1 – Trade union rights are universal rights – Defend the rights of teachers in Iran! Page 1 – Iranian Economy in […]

More than 1 million people join global campaign to demand Iranian government release Nasrin Sotoudeh

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Under embargo until 00:01 GMT 13 June 2019 More than a million people in more than 200 countries and territories across the globe have come together to express their outrage at the sentencing of prominent Iranian […]

Iran: Sentencing of human rights lawyer to 30 years in prison and 111 lashes ‘a shocking injustice’

Responding to the news that Iranian human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and 111 lashes for his human rights work, including publicizing violations through a channel he set up on the Telegram mobile […]

 

How Iran’s feminist genie escaped

Iran’s 1979 revolution may have put an ayatollah in charge – but for women it had plenty of positive side-effects… in education, in the workplace, and even in the home, discovers Amy Guttman during a ride on the Tehran underground. […]

Iran power struggle could derail nuclear deal

Diplomats issue warning amid concerns over health of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who would need to ratify any deal www.telegraph.co.uk By Con Coughlin, Defence Editor

How a fatal car crash in Iran exposed growing anger towards super-rich

Ordinary Iranians feeling the pinch of sanctions lash out at occupants of luxury cars that have come to symbolise the opulence of Tehran’s ‘rich kids’ theguardian

FACING EXECUTION AFTER HASTY, UNFAIR TRIAL

Shahram Ahmadi, aged 28, learned in October 2015 that his death sentence had been upheld by the Supreme Court. The judge overseeing the implementation of sentences in Raja’ Shahr Prison in Karaj, where he is held, has apparently told him […]

Joint Letter to the Member States of the UN General Assembly on the Protection of Human Rights in Iran

To: Member States of the UN General Assembly Your Excellency: We, the undersigned human rights and civil society organizations, urge your government to vote in favor of Resolution A/C.3/70/L.45 on the promotion and protection of human rights in the Islamic […]

Iran refuses to free student activist Bahareh Hedayat after six years in jail

Seven years ago this summer, everything was set for the marriage ceremony of a young Iranian couple who had met and fallen in love at university. But on the day before the wedding, plain clothes officers raided the house of […]

Act now! Free Ismail Abdi, Iranian teacher union leader – Incarceration of Iranian Teacher Union Leader Ismail Abdi

On behalf of the British trade union movement and our 6 million members, I urge you to convey to your government our call for them to release Ismail Abdi immediately and unconditionally and drop all charges against him as he […]

Iran: Attacks on Workers’ Rights Escalating

On 15 September, retired and former president of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Company Workers’ Syndicate, Ali Nejati, was arrested after the police raided his home. The next day Mahmoud Salehi, a founding member Bakery Workers’ Union in the city of […]

Unison calls for the Release of Ismail Abdi, Secretary General of Iran’s Teachers’ Trade Association

I am writing on behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members in public services in the United Kingdom, to express our deep concern about the imprisonment of Ismail Abdi, Secretary General of Iran’s Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA). Ismail Abdi is a […]

Britain Union of Teachers Demands Abdi’s Freedom

News has reached us in recent days of the re-arrest and detention of the General Secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Association, Mr Esmail Abdi as a result of his legitimate trade union activities. I write on behalf of National Union […]