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).   […]

 

URGENT ACTION – TORTURED IRANIAN KURD AT RISK OF EXECUTION

Arsalan Khodkam, from Iran’s Kurdish minority, is at risk of execution in West Azerbaijan province. He was sentenced to death for “spying” after a grossly unfair trial that lasted about 30 minutes and relied on “confessions” he says were obtained […]

Huge strike wave hits Iranian energy sector

4 August, 2020Thousands of workers have taken strike action in Iran’s South Pars gas fields, protesting the late payment of wages and poor working conditions. About 10,000 workers have stopped work as a wave of wildcat strike action has hit […]

Press release – Solidarity organisation calls for support for striking oil workers

3rd August 2020 For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has appealed to trade unions in the UK to support oil workers across Iran in their demands to be paid for their work. […]

Iran: Leaked official letters reveal state denial of COVID-19 crisis in prisons

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 31 July 2020 Leaked official documents newly obtained by Amnesty International reveal that the Iranian government has ignored repeated pleas by senior officials responsible for managing Iran’s prisons for additional resources to control the spread of […]

IndustriALL Global Union in solidarity with oil and gas workers in Iran

Dear sisters and brothers, I am writing this letter to you as the General Secretary of IndustriALL Global Union, which represents more than fifty million workers in mining, energy and manufacturing sectors in more than 140 countries, to express our full support […]

Press release – Solidarity organisation calls for justice for student activist

27th July 2020 For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has appealed to trade unions in the UK to support the quashing of charges against Bahareh Hedayat, a well-known student activist, women rights […]

Iran: Two Kurds executed amid increasing use of death penalty as weapon of repression

There has been an alarming escalation in use of the death penalty against protesters, dissidents and members of minority groups in Iran, Amnesty International said today, following the executions on 13 July of two Kurdish men in Urumieh prison in […]

Iranian sugarcane workers strike enters 29th day in defiance of clerical regime

IRANIAN sugarcane workers staged their 29th day of strike action today in a dispute over unpaid wages and a demand for their factory to be returned to the public sector. The workers at the Haft Tappeh sugarcane factory in Shush, […]

HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER’S LIFE AT RISK OF COVID-19

URGENT ACTION Imprisoned Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who suffers from serious pre-existing health conditions, is showing suspected COVID-19 symptoms. The authorities are putting her health and life at risk by denying her health care and holding her in […]

Iranian court sentences workers to flogging, forced labour and prison

The Arak criminal court has sentenced 42 workers from Azarab Industries to one year in prison, 74 lashes, and one month of forced labour. The workers are being punished for protesting the non-payment of wages after the privatization of Azarab […]