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.

 

Bachelet calls on Iran to address multiple human rights violations in context of recent protests

GENEVA (6 December 2019) – As more information gradually filters out of Iran in the wake of the recent protests, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet on Friday expressed alarm at the continuing lack of transparency about […]

Leaders of Britain’s influential union of teachers and educationalists protest against repression in Iran

29 November 2019 To His Excellency, Hamid Baeidinejad, the Iranian Ambassador, Your Excellency, We are writing as representatives of the National Education Union to express our deep concern about the violence perpetrated by the Iranian authorities during recent days against […]

Iran: Death toll from bloody crackdown on protests rises to 208

2 December 2019, 15:51 UTC The number of people believed to have been killed during demonstrations in Iran that broke out on 15 November has risen to at least 208, said Amnesty International, based on credible reports received by the […]

UNISON condemns murderous attack on protesters in Iran

H.E. Mr Hamid Baeidinejad Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Prince’s Gate LONDON SW7 1PT By email: iranemb.lon@mfa.gov.ir Tuesday, 3 December 2019 Dear Ambassador, On behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, working in public […]

Teacher’s Union protests clamp down in Iran

HE Hamid Baeidinejad Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Princes Gate London SW7 1PT Dear Your Excellency, I write on behalf of the NASUWT, the Teachers’ Union to express our outrage at the violent abuses committed by Iranian […]

Abolfazl Ghadiani: The Foremost and Ultimate Culprit for All Spilled Blood [in Iran] is Khamenei

Iran’s current tyrant does not want to give up his destructive and tension-building policies in the region, the world beyond, [or to take any step towards reducing tension]. This is because he is extremely fearful that if his foreign policy […]

Iran: World must strongly condemn use of lethal force against protesters as death toll rises to 143

25 November 2019, 17:01 UTC The international community must denounce the intentional lethal use of force by Iranian security forces that has resulted in the killings of at least 143 protesters since demonstrations broke out on 15 November, Amnesty International […]

Leaked Iran Cables: Key Findings From Secret Documents

Details from a trove of secret Iranian intelligence cables were published simultaneously by The Intercept and The New York Times on Monday. The leak exposed Iran’s vast influence in Iraq, detailing the painstaking efforts of Iranian spies to co-opt Iraqi […]

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 […]