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).   […]

 

Presidents, pragmatism and power in the Middle East

Biden’s attitude towards the Middle East is beginning to take shape as Iran builds towards a presidential election of its own. STEVE BISHOP  senior Executive Council of CODIR considers the issues facing the leadership in both countries IRAN’S national democratic […]

Zarif’s Beefs

Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, smiling at a UN meeting in New York City/Drew Angerer/Getty Images

A leaked gossipy interview with Iran’s outgoing foreign minister confirms that the Revolutionary Guards’ domination is much more advanced than previously imagined https://newlinesmag.com/ Arash Azizi Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of Iran, smiling at a UN meeting in New […]

Iran: Stop destruction of mass grave site and allow dignified burials of persecuted Baha’is

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 29 April 2021 Iranian authorities are banning members of the persecuted Baha’i minority from burying their loved ones in empty plots at a cemetery near Tehran that they have used for decades, instead insisting they bury […]

CODIR’s message and contribution to London online May Day 2021 event on 1st May.

CODIR’s message and contribution to London online May Day 2021 event on 1st May.

Press release – Urgent action on International Workers Day 2021

30th April 2021 Press release 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 Worker’s Day (1st May) to highlight the ongoing plight […]

Happy May Day, the International Day of Workers’ Solidarity!

The current [Iranian] year 1400 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the inauguration of International Workers’ Day in our country. The first gathering of International Workers’ Day in Iran was held on the initiative of the Central Union of Workers of Iran […]

May Day! Call for urgent action!

On the eve of May Day 2021, join us in campaigning for the release of all trade unionists imprisoned in the Islamic Republic of Iran! CODIR calls for the release of Esmail Abdi and all imprisoned trade unionists in Iran, […]

The Situation of Women’s Rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran…

HRANA – On the occasion of International Women’s Day, Human Rights Activists in Iran highlights the situation of women’s rights in Iran during the 8 year term of President Hassan Rouhani. The following report includes an 8-year statistical overview of the […]

Britain’s Teachers call for release of women political prisoners in Iran

Britain’s largest teachers’ union, the National Education Union (NEU), has supported CODIR’s campaign for the release of women political prisoners in Iran! Following CODIR’s launching of a campaign drawing attention to the plight of several women detained in Evin Prison […]

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 […]