Iran: Security forces use live ammunition and birdshot to crush Khuzestan protests

Iran’s security forces have deployed unlawful force, including by firing live ammunition and birdshot, to crush mostly peaceful protests taking place across the southern province of Khuzestan, Amnesty International said today. Video footage from the past week, coupled with consistent […]

Iran: the uprising of the thirsty

PAYAM SOLHTALAB writes on the ever-deepening water crisis in Iran’s oil-rich Khuzestan province and reveals its root Protesters march with a banner reading ‘Without water, without jobs, without health. Khuzestan is not Iran’s stepchild!’ OVER recent days, an already tense […]

Unite stands in solidarity with striking Iranian oil and petrochemical workers

Unite the Union stands in solidarity with the workers in the oil and gas industries in Iran, whose strikes began on the19th June over numerous violations of their working conditions, working rights, wages and the exploitation of workers by labour […]

Solidarity message of Unison UK to the striking oil workers in Iran

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) Islamic Republic of Iran irunionmessenger@gmail.com Thursday, 8 July 2021 On behalf of UNISON’s 1.3 million members, working in public services in the UK, we send our solidarity and support to the Union […]

In solidarity with oil and gas workers and their Strike Campaign 1400 in Iran

Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) Islamic Republic of Iran irunionmessenger@gmail.com 16th July 2021 Dear sisters and brothers, I am writing this letter to you as the President of PTT Labour Union  to express our full support and […]

 

Britain’s biggest trade union calls for release of all political prisoners in Iran

UNISON supports CODIR’s campaign for the release of women political prisoners in Iran! Following CODIR’s launching, on 8 March 2021, of a campaign drawing attention to the plight of several women detained in Evin Prison in Iran and calling for […]

The Dilemma of Iran’s Resistance Economy

Imperviousness to Sanctions Will Require Growth By Djavad Salehi-Isfahani March 17, 2021 When Joe Biden’s election as U.S. president was certified in January, Iran’s currency appreciated against the dollar by 20 percent. A Biden victory, many Iranians hoped, would mean a […]

Press release – Urgent action on International Women’s Day 2021

8th March 2021 For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called upon trade union leaders in the UK to take urgent action on International Women’s Day (8th March) to highlight the ongoing […]

Solidarity with Women political prisoners in Iran

CODIR calls for the release of Iranian human rights lawyer, Nasrin Sotoudeh, serving 38 years in prison for simply doing her job! On the eve of 8th March CODIR appeals to the trade union and labour movement in Britain to […]

Women Political Prisoners Warn of Another Disaster in the Making!

In an open letter published on 2 March 2021, eight political prisoners in the women’s ward of Iran’s notorious Evin Prison spoke of their concern at the total lack of any attention to the health and safety of the inmates.  […]

Iran: Unlawful killings of destitute fuel porters must be independently investigated

2 March 2021 PRESS RELEASE Iran’s Revolutionary Guards unlawfully used lethal force against unarmed fuel porters near the city of Saravan, in Sistan and Baluchestan province, on 22 February, flagrantly violating the absolute prohibition on the arbitrary deprivation of the […]

Iran – nuclear deal in the balance

20th February 2021 The first foreign policy test for President Joe Biden looks sets to be the nuclear deal with Iran, which the United States reneged on in 2018.  Jane Green assesses the prospects of an agreement. The return to […]

Iran’s female alpine ski team is coachless in Italy

The women’s alpine ski team from Iran is at the world championships in Italy without a coach — because her husband has refused to let her to travel. The coach of Iran’s national women’s alpine ski team was supposed to […]

URGENT ACTION – TWO BALUCHI PRISONERS AT RISK OF EXECUTION

Death row prisoners from Iran’s Baluchi ethnic minority, Hamed Rigi and Mehran Naru’i, are at risk of execution. They have been subjected to serious human rights violations including enforced disappearance and torture and other ill-treatment to extract “confessions” used to […]

IRAN: PRISONER OF CONSCIENCE’S HEALTH AT RISK: HAMED GHAREHOGHLANI

8 February 2021, Index number: MDE 13/3641/2021 Prisoner of conscience Hamed Gharehoghlani is suffering from symptoms that precede dangerous epileptic seizures due to the authorities’ persistent refusal to provide him with specialized health care and medication. He appealed his sentence […]