Solidarity organisation warns of dangers following assassination in Iran

28th November 2020 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has condemned the assassination of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh Mahabadi, head of the Ministry of Defence’s Research and Innovation Organisation (referred to under […]

Iranian Women’s Struggle against anti-women state policies and systemic violence

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, which is held on 25th of November commemorates three Mirabal sisters, who were tortured and killed in 1960, by the Dominican dictator, Rafael Trujillo. We approach this date while COVID-19 […]

What are the prospects for change in Iran?

While the final weeks of Trump’s hold on the White House are fraught with danger, the prospect of a new administration in the United States holds the possibility of drawing back from the brink in the face-off with Iran, writes […]

Iran’s opposition leader tests positive for COVID-19 while under house arrest

Sunday 15 November 2020 – With the spread of COVID-19 currently overwhelming the healthcare system in Iran, the government of President Hassan Rouhani was forced to announce urgent measures in an attempt to stem the pandemic.  President Rouhani stated today […]

Iran: Coping with multiple crises

The coronavirus hit Iran over six months ago and the government has reportedly covered up the death toll. As the economic crisis continues, many Iranians have lost faith in the country’s leadership.

 

‘Flying Object’ Struck Tanker in Gulf of Oman, Operator Says, Not a Mine

Yutaka Katada, the president of the Japanese shipping company Kokuka Sangyo, in Tokyo on Friday with a photograph of the Kokuka Courageous, one of two ships attacked in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday.  Jae C. Hong/Associated Press By Ben Dooley […]

CODIR Bulletin June 2019 is published!

In this issue: – One million people join the campaign demanding release of Nasrin Sotoudeh from Prison! Page 1 – Trade union rights are universal rights – Defend the rights of teachers in Iran! Page 1 – Iranian Economy in […]

More than 1 million people join global campaign to demand Iranian government release Nasrin Sotoudeh

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Under embargo until 00:01 GMT 13 June 2019 More than a million people in more than 200 countries and territories across the globe have come together to express their outrage at the sentencing of prominent Iranian […]

Iran: Sentencing of human rights lawyer to 30 years in prison and 111 lashes ‘a shocking injustice’

Responding to the news that Iranian human rights lawyer Amirsalar Davoudi has been sentenced to 30 years in prison and 111 lashes for his human rights work, including publicizing violations through a channel he set up on the Telegram mobile […]

Iran: Labor Activists Detained Since May Day – Police Crackdown on Protest

(Beirut) – Iranian authorities are holding at least eight activists and journalists arrested during a Labor Day protest on May 1, 2019, Human Rights Watch said today. The authorities should immediately and unconditionally release all those detained for exercising their rights to […]

Women Banned From Cycling In Bike-Friendly Iranian City

Isfahan is known as the city of bicycles, a reputation forged by its many cycling lanes, a bike-sharing system, and a government that actively promotes biking — that is, unless you are a woman. The prosecutor in Iran’s third largest […]

Isfahan Prosecutor Bans “Sinful Act” of Women Riding Bicycles

Citing domestic Islamic religious decrees and common law, Isfahan city prosecutor Ali Isfahani announced on May 14, 2019, a ban on female bicyclists. “Based on fatwas by religious scholars as well as the law, bicycling by women in public spaces is a sinful […]

Old grudges, new weapons… is the US on the brink of war with Iran?

While American hawks talk up an ‘imminent’ threat from Tehran with no hard evidence, echoing the start of the Iraq conflict, hardliners are in the ascendant in Iranby Simon Tisdall Sat 18 May 2019 15.07 BSTFirst published on Sat 18 May 2019 15.00 BST For […]

Bernie Sanders speech on the war against Iran!

Trump, frustrated by advisers, is not convinced the time is right to attack Iran

National security adviser John Bolton listens as President Trump meets with Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orbán in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) By John Hudson , Shane Harris , Josh Dawsey and Anne Gearan May […]