Category: CODIR says…

Lack of Job Classification Incites Workers to Organize at Iran National Steel Industrial Group in Ahvaz

On Dec 30th, after 8 days of strike, the workers of Iran National Steel Industrial Group (INSIG) in Ahvaz, in south of Iran, decided to go back to work after they were promised that the employer will implement the Job […]

Season’s Greetings and Best Wishes from CODIR for health, happiness, and success in the New Year!

Join Codir’s campaign for human and democratic rights, peace, and justice in Iran! Hoping that 2024 will be a year of peace, progress and justice! Tweet

Press release – For immediate use – Call for human rights in Iran to mark anniversary of UN Declaration

The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called for the international community to focus upon the abuse of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran to mark the anniversary of the UN Declaration of […]

CODIR AGM Welcomes New General Secretary!

For Rights and Justice in Iran: CODIR’s AGM 2023 The Committee for Defence of Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) held a well-attended AGM this weekend at UNISON’s central London headquarters. In her opening remarks, the meeting’s chair, Liz Payne, welcomed everyone, […]

Iranian Teenager Reported Brain Dead by State Media

What happened to Armita Geravand, who entered a subway car and was carried out minutes later, is unclear. But her case evoked parallels to that of Mahsa Amini. By Emma Bubola and Leily Nikounazar Oct. 23, 2023 Armita Geravand, the Iranian girl who […]

Invitation to AGM 2023   

Join us to celebrate, plan, and consolidate CODIR  14:30 Saturday, 11 November London, NW1 2AY We invite all CODIR’s members and affiliates to REGISTER and attend our 2023 AGM! Keynote speakers on: “Woman, Life, Freedom” and  “The Campaign for Trade Union Rights in Iran” Tweet

Theocratic Regime is Fearful, Desperate, and Despotic!

Seventy years after the coup in Iran overthrew the democratically elected government, former British Foreign Secretary, David Owen, has described the event as being orchestrated by British Intelligence to safeguard British imperialist interests in Iran’s oil resources. With the active […]

Notice of AGM

Notice of AGM 2023 Join us to celebrate, plan, and consolidate CODIR’s work. 14:30 – 16.30 Saturday, 11 November Venue in central London and online (details to follow) All CODIR’s members and affiliates are invited. Email us on for information and registration forms. This […]

Worldwide support for Nobel Peace Prize Award

7th October 2023 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has welcomed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned women’s and human rights activist, Narges Mohammadi, and noted that […]

CODIR calls upon the regime in Iran to end its torture, inhumane treatment, and intimidation of political prisoners, trade unionists, and human rights activists!

The struggle of the Iranian people for basic freedoms, civil rights, and social justice, will not be stifled by the arrest of social activists and intensification of repression in the country! Last month, scores of political prisoners in the notorious […]