Iran: Prison and flogging sentences for seven journalists and activists ‘disgraceful injustice’

Responding to reports of a Revolutionary Court’s decision on 7 September to hand four journalists and three labour rights activists between six and 18 years in prison and, in one case, 74 lashes on bogus national security charges, Amnesty International’s […]

Iran: Shocking death of football fan who set herself on fire exposes impact of contempt for women’s rights

Responding to reports that a young woman who set herself on fire after being summoned to court to face charges after trying to enter a football stadium in Tehran has died from her injuries in hospital, Amnesty International’s Middle East […]

US Sanctions Are Designed to Kill

BY KEVIN CASHMAN CAVAN KHARRAZIAN US sanctions are killing ordinary Iranians by the thousands. Through its control over the world banking system, America’s sanctioning power flouts international human rights law and poses a threat to the world. Iranian foreign minister […]

CODIR says: Opposing the US war is a priority

Within the ruling elite of the Islamic Republic of Iran there are many competing factions and views on how to tackle the economic, social, cultural and political crisis in all levels of society.  The elites hold on power is fragile […]

Waiting for the Truth The Life and death of a left-wing newspaper editor in Iran

Thirty-one years after the massacre in Tehran’s Evin Prison, two sisters continue to want to know what really happened to their father in 1988. Today, 30 August, is marked globally as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances.  […]

 

The third round of teacher strikes began in Iran

Teachers on strike at the school gate , Marivan, West Iran

Sunday 3 March 2019 Teachers on strike at the school  gate , Marivan, West Iran As previously was announced teachers in different regions across Iran joined a national strike in defence of their pay and conditions of service and refused […]

Trade union solidarity is vital for the success of our campaign

Support human and democratic rights – including women’s rights and trade union rights – in Iran; Support CODIR! UNISON is one of the most active trade unions in Britain that promotes the campaign for peace, as well as human and […]

CODIR CAMPAIGNS AGAINST DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN! ABOLISH DEATH PENALTY IN IRAN!

1 March is the day to campaign globally against death penalty.   There was a march and rally in Brussels (Belgium) on 1 March in which hundreds of people participated. Courts in Islamic Republic of Iran continued to imposed death sentences […]

Systematic violation of human rights in Iran

Demonstration in support of protesting steel workers by their families in the city of Ahvaz, Iran, in December 2018. The placards read: “We are the children of workers. We stand alongside them.” © Iranian Labour News Agency

IRAN Islamic Republic of Iran Head of state: Sayed Ali Khamenei Head of government: Hassan Rouhani The human rights situation in Iran severely deteriorated. The authorities suppressed the rights to freedom of expression, association and peaceful assembly, as well as […]

The last total revolution turns 40

The Iranian revolution was the last grand illusion of the 20th century. by Hamid Dabashi I can close my eyes and hear the chants: “Marg bar fascism! Marg bar fascism!” It was a fine summer day in July 1979. I […]

Remembering the ‘Iranian Spring’ of 1979 — Before the Ayatollahs Took Over

By Mahmood Delkhasteh LONDON — The most dramatic moment of the 1979 Iranian revolution was Black Friday. Within a few days, the Shah was shaken by two subsequent mass demonstrations against his regime and, in order to prevent a third one, declared […]

40 Years on: The struggle for justice continues in Iran

7th February 2019 With the 40th anniversary of the Iranian revolution fast approaching, are the hopes of the Iranian people for peace, freedom and democracy any closer to being realised than at the time of the fall of the Shah?     […]

Britain Trade Unions call for an immediate end to repression in Iran

In response to a call by Amnesty International for the immediate release of Esmail Bakhshi and Sepideh Gholian from prison, representatives of the British trade union movement – including the TUC, UNISON, the International  Transport Federation, NASUWT and UCU – joined […]

Labor Activist Ali Nejati Denied Medical Treatment Against Doctor’s Orders

Petition Signed by 800 People Calls on Iran to Release Striking Haft Tappeh Workers Detained labor rights activist Ali Nejati is being denied medical treatment for heart disease and kidney and prostate problems in Shush Prison in the city of […]

White House hawks have no answers for the Iranian people

29th January 2019 With US intervention back on the international agenda in Venezuela, White House hawks, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and National Security Adviser, John Bolton, have not taken their eye off US long term ambitions in the Middle […]