Iran: Election boycott further undermines regime’s legitimacy

18th June 2021 With Iranian presidential elections scheduled for 18 June and the latest round of talks in Vienna aimed at reviving the Iran nuclear deal underway, the Islamic Republic is reaching a critical point.  Jane Green assesses the implications… […]

Crisis of legitimacy as election farce approaches

Iranian rights campaigners have warned that upcoming presidential elections will be the least free yet, with an unprecedented number of candidates disqualified. As the presidential election campaign in Iran enters its final two weeks – with the election set to […]

End the ordeal of Narges Mohammadi!

Free all women political prisoners in Iran! On 27 May 2021, media outlets in Iran and from around the world reported that the courts in the Islamic Republic of Iran have sentenced Ms. Narges Mohammadi – a noted human rights […]

Rafael Grossi, director general of the International Atomic Energy Agency, briefs the press at the agency’s headquarters in Vienna on Monday. Photograph: Xinhua/Rex/Shutterstock

Iran’s failure to explain uranium traces is ‘big problem’, says IAEA chief

UN nuclear inspectorate chief asks Tehran to ‘come clean’ about uranium found at three sites Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor Wed 26 May 2021 Iran’s failure to provide credible explanations for traces of uranium found at two undeclared sites is “a big […]

Presidents, pragmatism and power in the Middle East

Biden’s attitude towards the Middle East is beginning to take shape as Iran builds towards a presidential election of its own. STEVE BISHOP  senior Executive Council of CODIR considers the issues facing the leadership in both countries IRAN’S national democratic […]

 

REVEAL WHEREABOUTS OF FOUR KURDISH MEN

AI-Index: MDE 13/6734/2017 Four men from Iran’s Kurdish minority have been subjected to enforced disappearance since their arrests on 23 and 24 June. The authorities have refused to provide any information to their families about their fate or whereabouts. The men, […]

IMPRISONED IRANIAN ACTIVIST MUST BE RELEASED

URGENT ACTION IMPRISONED IRANIAN ACTIVIST MUST BE RELEASED Iranian human rights defender Omid Alishenas has been detained in Tehran’s Evin prison in poor conditions for more than six months. He is serving a seven-year prison sentence for his peaceful human […]

UNISON, Britain’s largest trade union for public sector workers, supports human and democratic rights in Iran

On the occasion of UNISON’s annual National Conference, 18 to 23 June, activists of the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR)  organised a colourful and informative stall complete with a diverse range of CODIR’s publications and […]

Solidarity group condemns Tehran terror attacks

7th June 2017 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has strongly condemned today’s terrorist attack and the killing of innocent Iranian citizens in Tehran, for which Islamic terrorist […]

Iran: Desecrating mass grave site would destroy crucial forensic evidence

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE The desecration of a mass grave site in Ahvaz, southern Iran that contains the remains of at least 44 people who were extrajudicially executed would destroy vital forensic evidence and scupper opportunities for justice for the […]

International Campaign for the Release of Esmail Abdi, Iran’a Teacher Trade Union Leader

CAUT seeks release of Esmail Abdi The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has written to Iranian leader Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei to ask for immediate release of Mr. Esmail Abdi, General Secretary of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association. “The […]

Solidarity group expresses concern for imprisoned teacher

30th May 2017 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has expressed concern for jailed trade unionist,Esmail Abdi, whose health has deteriorated following a hunger strike he started on […]

CODIR calls for real change in Iran

CODIR says:  We need to maximise our solidarity with the struggle of Iranian people for peace, and human and democratic rights! Iran’s recent Presidential election was a sham. This statement may seem odd, even disrespectful of the vote cast by […]

Iran released prominent human rights defender after a decade in prison

On Friday 12 May the Iranian regime released human rights campaigner and journalist, Mohammad Sadiq Kabudvand from prison after more than ten years of captivity. In response to today’s release of Iranian Kurdish human rights defender and journalist Mohammad Sadiq […]

Urgent Action Update: Jailed Human Rights Defender In Poor Health

Following 31 days of hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison, Iranian human rights defender Atena Daemi is in poor health, and requires immediate hospitalization. She has been unjustly imprisoned for her human rights activities since November 2016. On 8 April, […]