CODIR: End violence against women in Iran!

UN DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN In October 2021, António Guterres, the UN Secretary General, addressed the Security Council’s annual debate on women, peace, and security.  Mr. Guterres spoke of the rising rates of violence and misogyny experienced […]

Iran death penalty threat for abortion unlawful: UN rights experts

16 November 2021 Human Rights – UN News A new Iranian law that raises the prospect of the death penalty for abortion has been condemned by independent human rights experts, who have declared that is in “clear contravention of international […]

Iran: Execution of juvenile offender ‘deeply alarming and shocking’

24 November 2021 Human Rights – UN News Arman Abdolali, 25, is the second juvenile offender to be executed in the country this year.    OHCHR expressed serious concern that his case follows the pattern of child offenders being convicted after […]

The storm of protest by Iranian automobile workers has no end in sight!

An unprecedented wave of protest by workers at the Iran Khodro automobile company has engulfed the largest manufacturer in this sector in Iran since the dispute broke out in late-October, with industrial unrest spreading across the company’s three major sites […]

CODIR supports a prompt return to a fair and negotiated resolution of the stand-off regarding Iran’s nuclear issue

China: “Upholding and implementing the JCPOA is the only effective way to resolve the Iranian nuclear issue.” In a press conference on Friday 19 November, Zhao Lijian, official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic 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 […]

Raisi inaugurated with blood on his hands – Jane Green

The recent inauguration of Ebrahim Raisi as the new President of the Islamic Republic of Iran raises questions about activity in the new President’s past, as well the directionof Iran’s future foreign policy.  Jane Green assesses the prospects. A degree […]

Coronavirus in Iran: 588 Deaths Reported in 24 Hours

TEHRAN – The daily death toll from coronavirus in Iran broke a new record for the second day in a row on Monday 9 August with 588 fatalities. As the fifth wave of coronavirus hits Iran since February 2020, the […]