Solidarity organisation warns of coronavirus impact in Iran – Press release – For immediate use

2nd April 2020 The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has appealed to trade unions in the UK and internationally to support their fellow workers in Iran who are at the epicentre of the coronavirus pandemic. […]

Iran temporarily releases 70,000 prisoners as coronavirus cases surge

DUBAI (Reuters) — Iran has temporarily freed about 70,000 prisoners to combat the spread of the coronavirus in jails, the head of the judiciary said on Monday, as officials reported hundreds of new infections and dozens more deaths across the […]

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s prison leave extended in Iran amid virus crisis

Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe’s leave from prison in Iran has been extended by two weeks and her case has been put forward to prosecutor to seek clemency, her husband has said. The British-Iranian mother was among thousands of prisoners temporarily freed from jail […]

Iran’s Coronavirus Disaster – KARIM SADJADPOUR

Domestic mismanagement and international hostility have complicated Iran’s response to the coronavirus threat, fueling one of the world’s most dire outbreaks. The Islamic Republic of Iran has suffered a devastating number of fatalities from the new coronavirus, exceeded only by those […]

US Sanctions on Iran Are Increasing Coronavirus Deaths BY SARAH LAZARE

Iran is ravaged by coronavirus — and US sanctions are making the pandemic even more deadly. ust as the global coronavirus pandemic is escalating profound injustices within the United States, it is also intensifying the brutality of the sanction regimes the United […]

 

Independent rights experts sound alarm at Iran protest crackdown, internet blackout

UN Photo/Milton Grant A view of Tehran, Iran, 11 December 1997

22 November 2019 Human Rights Reports of killed and maimed demonstrators, and a continuing nationwide internet shutdown in Iran’s now week-long protests are of “grave concern”, and the Government and authorities must ensure rights of expression and opinion are protected, […]

ITUC condemns Iranian government’s lethal violence against protesters

The ITUC has condemned the brutal suppression of nationwide protests by the Iranian authorities, which has cost more than 250 lives. 21-11-2019 Credible reports indicate that some 3,700 people have been injured and several thousands arrested. Information has been difficult […]

CODIR PRESS RELEASE – Wednesday 20 November 2019 – Urgent Appeal for Solidarity

The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has appealed to progressive and freedom-seeking people and their organisations globally to put pressure on the Iranian regime to halt the violence perpetrated during recent days against peaceful demonstrators […]

IRAN SHUTS DOWN INTERNET AMID PROTESTS, LEAVING COUNTRY ‘ISOLATED FROM THE WORLD’

Iran has implemented a near-total internet blackout amid nationwide protests against rising fuel prices. The shutdown began on Friday after demonstrations broke out in over 100 Iranian cities, with network connectivity currently below 4 per cent of normal levels. Internet watchdogs said the state-run […]

Iranian leaders declare victory over ‘enemies’ after deadly protests

Most Iranians remain cut off from internet for fourth day as rights groups condemn government for brutal crackdown Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani have declared victory over “enemies” in response to deadly protests across Iran that were ignited by […]

Iran: More than 100 protesters believed to be killed as top officials give green light to crush protests

19 November 2019, 16:05 UTC Verified video footage, eyewitness testimony from people on the ground and information gathered from human rights activists outside Iran reveal a harrowing pattern of unlawful killings by Iranian security forces, which have used excessive and […]

Protests erupt in Iran as petrol prices double

As widespread protests engulf Iran following a sudden increase in the price of petrol, and against the backdrop of the country’s unravelling economy, Jane Green assesses the situation for the people of Iran. The recent order by Iranian Supreme Leader, […]

Iran TV: Supreme leader backs government on gas price hikes

By JON GAMBRELL, Associated Press @Provided by The Associated Press In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei talks to clerics in his Islamic thoughts class in Tehran, […]

Iran warns security forces may act against petrol price rise protests

Interior minster says authorities will intervene if public properties are damaged in protests that have spread across country Iranian protesters gather around a burning motorcycle during a demonstration against increased gasoline prices in the central city of Isfahan. Photograph: -/AFP […]

People’s protests continue to challenge power

As mass protests continue to be a feature of life in Iran the threat of military intervention is in danger of neutralising their impact and playing into the hands of the regime.  Jane Green considers the issues. Massive popular protests […]