Iran: Secret execution of wrestler Navid Afkari a ‘travesty of justice’

The secret execution this morning of wrestling champion Navid Afkari, without prior notice to him, his family or lawyer, after a grossly unfair trial, is a horrifying travesty of justice that needs immediate international action. “Navid Afkari was a young […]

Iran: Journalist sentenced to more than four years in prison

A court in Teheran sentenced journalist Mohammad Mosaed to four years and nine months in prison and banned him from any journalistic activity for two years, ordering the confiscation of his communication devices. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) strongly […]

Iran: Wrestling champion Navid Afkari feared at risk of imminent secret execution

September 2020, 16:45 UTC The Iranian authorities must immediately reveal the fate and whereabouts of Navid Afkari, a wrestling champion at imminent risk of being executed in secret, Amnesty International said today, while calling on the international community, including UN […]

German Judges Association Awards Iranian Rights Lawyer On Hunger Strike In Prison

IRAN — Iranian lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh is seen in Tehran on November 1, 2008. The German Judges Association (DRB) has awarded its Human Rights Prize to the Iranian human rights lawyer Nasrin Sotoudeh who is currently on a hunger strike […]

The ‘trampling of humanity’ continues in Iran

Amnesty International has added to the ongoing outrage at the treatment of political prisoners in Iran following November 2019’s major protests, reports JANE GREEN LAST November, when protests erupted in Tehran, rapidly spreading across Iran, the Committee for the Defence […]

 

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.  […]

Iran: World turning blind eye to crisis of mass enforced disappearance

The Iranian authorities’ continued failure to disclose the fate and whereabouts of thousands of political dissidents who were forcibly disappeared and extrajudicially executed in secret during Iran’s 1988 prison massacres has sparked a crisis that for decades has been largely […]

Priorities for trade unions in Iran

In a wide-ranging interview, Maziyar Guilaninejhad, Coordinator of the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics in Iran (UMMI), assesses the current situation for trade unionists.  IT: Could you give us a short description of the present conditions of independent workers organisations and […]

IRAN TODAY Autumn 2019 was published by CODIR!

The Autumn issue of Iran Today, the progressive campaign for peace, human and democratic rights, and social justice in Iran was published by CODIR on Thursday 22 August! The Autumn 2019 issue covers a whole host of important features including: […]

Stop the drive to war to defend workers’ rights

Mass protests continue to be a feature of life in Iran, but the threat of military intervention is in danger of playing into the hands of the theocratic regime.  Jane Green considers the issues. Massive popular protests in Iran, which […]

Thousands of Iranian Teachers Join Nationwide Strike Demanding Fair Pay, Free Education and the Right to Organise

Teachers nationwide protest in Iran 4-5 August On Sunday and Monday, thousands of teachers in Tehran, Ahvaz, Kermanshah, Tabriz and Isfahan protested outside regional Education Department offices calling for real and positive action by the authorities in response to their […]

Iran: Prisoner of conscience flogged 100 times for ‘drinking alcohol and insulting Islam’

1 August 2019, 12:26 UTC Updated: 1 August 2019, 14:44 UTC The flogging of Kurdish singer and prisoner of conscience Peyman Mirzazadeh 100 times demonstrates the shocking brutality of Iran’s justice system, said Amnesty International. Peyman Mirzazadeh had been sentenced […]

Iran expert: Military confrontation is “inevitable”

U.S.-Iran relations expert Ervand Abrahamian says a war between the two countries is inevitable under the Trump administration. “The long-term agenda in the White House… [is] basically the destruction of the Islamic Republic, maybe even the destruction of the state, […]

By punishing Iran, Trump risks a full-scale war between our two countries – Mohammad Khatami

The US president should resist the pressure from his advisers and de-escalate the explosive tensions in the Persian Gulf The British-flagged tanker, Stena Impero, seized in the strait of Hormuz: ‘By exiting the JCPOA, the Trump administration has moved against […]