Ned Price

Price: US to study Iran response, sanctions were not helpful

The US State Department Spokesperson says major issues related to the Iranian nuclear deal have been largely settled. The US State Department Spokesperson, Ned Price, confirmed on Tuesday that the United States will continue to study Iran’s comments on the […]

EU and Iranian officials got discussions back on track in June after talks broke down

Iran submits ‘written response’ to EU nuclear deal draft

Iran has submitted a “written response” to a proposed nuclear deal, without offering any details, Iran’s official news agency reported. But sticking points that have held up a deal requires clarification, officials said. Iran has submitted a “written response” to […]

IndustriALL Global Union in solidarity with steelworkers at Ahvaz Steel in Iran

Dear Sisters and Brothers, I am writing this letter to you as General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, representing more than fifty million workers in the mining, energy and manufacturing industries in 141 countries, to express our full support and […]

Breaking: Shocking demolition of homes and land grabs signals intensifying persecution of Iran’s Baháʼís

BIC GENEVA — In a cruel escalation, and just two days after previous attacks on Baháʼís across Iran, up to 200 Iranian government and local agents have sealed off the village of Roushankouh, in Mazandaran province, where a large number […]

Protests of the Ahvaz steelworkers gather apace!

Recent reports received by CODIR from Iran indicate that the current wave of industrial action throughout the country has significantly expanded in the past few days with the participation of workers in heavy industries. The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics […]

 

Iran: People’s tribunal on deadly protest crackdowns must serve as wake-up call for all UN member states

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 11 November 2021 An international “people’s tribunal” which began hearings in London yesterday on the Iranian authorities’ killing and wounding of thousands of protesters and bystanders during nationwide protests in November 2019 is a powerful initiative […]

Teachers protest unfair treatment!

In recent weeks, Iran has witnessed a resurgence of industrial action amongst teachers and others working in the country’s beleaguered state education sector.  Iranian teachers have resorted to strikes and protests owing to the issues of long-unpaid salaries, withholding of […]

Iran – a theocratic regime in existential crisis

Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi speaks on his proposed ministers at the parliament, in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, August 21, 2021

Since the stage-managed and farcical presidential election in Iran on June 18, the dictatorial regime has lurched ever deeper into an ongoing crisis of epic proportions. JANE GREEN assesses the current situation THE Iranian regime’s crisis of legitimacy has been […]

CODIR statement on the re-sentencing of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

17th October 2021 The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) condemns unequivocally the re-imprisonment of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe following the rejection of her recent appeal by the judicial authorities in Iran. Having already served a five-year sentence […]

Iran: Halt imminent execution of young man arrested at 17

The Iranian authorities must immediately halt the planned execution of a young man who was sentenced to death for a crime that took place when he was a child, following a grossly unfair trial marred by torture-tainted “confessions”, Amnesty International […]

Iran: It’s time to recognise independent trade unions

Iran does not allow independent unions to operate, and trade union activists are frequently detained when they defend workers’ rights. LabourStart has run many campaigns in defence of imprisoned trade unionists in Iran.Despite this, workers continue to organise strikes and […]

Iranian oil workers improve conditions through struggle

30 September, 2021Over the past three years, contract workers on Iranian oil projects have improved their conditions through a series of wildcat strikes. Now an activist from IndustriALL’s Iranian affiliate UMMI has been formally mandated to represent the workers in […]

Strike actions by oil and petrochemical contract workers in Iran continue on!

September 15, 2021 Strike actions in various  locations across Iran, by project workers in the country’s oil and petrochemical sector, are continuing unabated, having originally begun on 19 June 2021 (the day after the theocratic regime’s sham presidential elections).   […]

Iran: A decade of deaths in custody unpunished amid systemic impunity for torture

Iranian authorities have failed to provide accountability for at least 72 deaths in custody since January 2010, despite credible reports that they resulted from torture or other ill-treatment or the lethal use of firearms and tear gas by officials, said […]

Saturday, 4 September – Political prisoner Zahra Safaei transferred from prison to an unknown location following a heart attack.

According to reports from human rights activists in Iran, Ms. Zahra Safaei was being held in the country’s notorious Qarchak Prison in Varamin until her transfer. The apparent neglect of Ms. Safaei’s physical condition, which was especially poor following a […]