Britain’s Teachers call for release of women political prisoners in Iran

Britain’s largest teachers’ union, the National Education Union (NEU), has supported CODIR’s campaign for the release of women political prisoners in Iran! Following CODIR’s launching of a campaign drawing attention to the plight of several women detained in Evin Prison […]

Britain’s biggest trade union calls for release of all political prisoners in Iran

UNISON supports CODIR’s campaign for the release of women political prisoners in Iran! Following CODIR’s launching, on 8 March 2021, of a campaign drawing attention to the plight of several women detained in Evin Prison in Iran and calling for […]

Press release – Urgent action on International Women’s Day 2021

8th March 2021 For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called upon trade union leaders in the UK to take urgent action on International Women’s Day (8th March) to highlight the ongoing […]

Solidarity with Women political prisoners in Iran

CODIR calls for the release of Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, serving 38 years in prison for simply doing her job! On the eve of 8th March CODIR appeals to the trade union and labour movement in Britain to […]

Women Political Prisoners Warn of Another Disaster in the Making!

In an open letter published on 2 March 2021, eight political prisoners in the women’s ward of Iran’s notorious Evin Prison spoke of their concern at the total lack of any attention to the health and safety of the inmates.  […]

 

In Brazen Threat to Iran, US Sends Heavy Bombers to M.E. via Israel

Last Friday, November 20, Channel 13 reported that Israel and the US were planning to increase pressure on Iran with “covert operations” and economic sanctions during Trump’s final weeks in office. The next day, the United States rapidly deployed several heavy bombers […]

As Trump’s Ruses Fail, US Deploys Additional Bombers to Persian Gulf

“Lame duck” US President Donald Trump’s legal challenges to the validity of the November presidential election have chalked up more than fifty defeats in the courts in the past weeks, the most recent one (“the big one,” in Trump’s own […]

Iran execution of child offender breaks international law: UN rights office

The execution of an Iranian man for a crime allegedly committed when he was 16 years old has been condemned by the UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and raised concerns over violations of his right to a fair trial. In […]

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Iran nuclear deal: ‘Heated rhetoric and the heightened risk of miscalculation’ widen differences

Although the landmark Iran nuclear deal could improve regional stability if fully implemented, increased tensions have highlighted the risks posed by escalation, the UN’s Political and Peacebuilding Affairs chief told the Security Council on Tuesday.  Under-Secretary-General Rosemary DiCarlo was speaking […]

Iran: Execution of journalist Rouhollah Zam a ‘deadly blow’ to freedom of expression

12 December 2020, 13:01 UTC Responding to the news that the Iranian authorities hanged dissident journalist Rouhollah Zam today, Diana Eltahawy, Deputy Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa at Amnesty International, said: “We are shocked and horrified […]

Iran: UN calls for accountability on 1988 prison massacres marks turning point in three-decade struggle

9 December 2020 A group of UN human rights experts have written to the Iranian government warning that past and ongoing violations related to prison massacres in 1988 may amount to crimes against humanity and that they will call for an international […]

Human rights in Iran must be a priority for all – a briefing

LIBERATION BRIEFING Human rights in Iran must be a priority for all – a briefing Liberation and CODIR believe human rights in Iran must be a priority for all, as peace, stability and social justice in Iran will provide the […]

Human rights in Iran must be a British priority

Government policy on Iran will feature in a Westminster Hall debate led by John Howell MP on Wednesday. JANE GREEN considers where the emphasis should lie THE policy of the British government towards Iran was summed up by Middle East […]

Solidarity organisation warns of dangers following assassination in Iran

28th November 2020 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has condemned the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi, head of the Ministry of Defence’s Research and Innovation Organisation (referred to under […]