Category: CODIR says…

Protests in Iran – regime change must come from the people

A woman shows a placard with a photo of of Iranian Mahsa Amini as she attends a protest against her death, in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2022.

As protests grow across Iran following the murder of Mahsa Amini, solidarity with the Iranian people is now more important than ever. JANE GREEN assesses the implications of current developments THE grip of the theocratic dictatorship which has been in […]

Iran in turmoil over the killing of young woman in “morality police” custody

Protests over the death of Mahsa Amini outside Tehran University on Monday

“The murder of Mahsa Amini is the trigger that has set off an unprecedented massive nationwide protest across Iran”, Jamshid Ahmadi, Assistant General Secretary of CODIR told the Morning Star. “The scale of this protest mobilisation is similar to that […]

Urgent action demanded over the death of Mahsa Amini

19th September 2022 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has condemned the death in detention of 22 year old, Mahsa Amini, a young woman visiting Tehran with her family. Ms […]

JCPoA: No to escalation with Iran and nuclear proliferation in the Middle East!

by Liberation|Published August 19, 2022 by Steve Bishop The situation in the Middle East is never far from the news headlines. In recent months that has meant a renewed focus on the Iran nuclear deal, including a debate in the House of […]

Woman rights activist forced to make televised confession!

CODIR calls for the international condemnation of the regime’s violation of human and democratic rights in Iran!  Amidst the ongoing wave of brutal repression being meted out by the theocratic dictatorship in Iran towards striking workers and protesters incensed at […]

Protest wave continues to engulf Iran

Simmering unrest in Iran has been spilling over into open street protests against the theocratic dictatorship as Western sanctions continue to bite and the economy tanks. JANE GREEN assesses how the struggle against the theocratic dictatorship in Iran is unfolding […]

CODIR: “Join the growing chorus of protest against the new wave of repression in Iran!”

Make a bold public stand by releasing a statement against the wave of arrests taking place in Iran of trade unionists, women’s rights campaigners, pro-democracy politicians, filmmakers and artists, and the bereaved relatives of murdered protesters! In late June 2022, […]

International campaign for an end to repression of protesting teachers, and the release of all imprisoned trade unionists!

Campaigning for change; human and democratic rights, including trade union rights; and justice in Iran is a hazardous act! Iranian teacher trade unionists have lived this experience and reality as they are sacked, attacked, and imprisoned. The regime treats trade […]

CODIR highlights the plight of teachers in Iran and their struggle for progressive change

CODIR at the NEU International Solidarity Conference On Saturday 2 July, Jamshid Ahmadi, CODIR’s Assistant General Secretary, and Liz Payne of CODIR’s National Executive Council, represented the organisation at the NEU’s International Solidarity Conference in London. The two speakers provided […]

Hunger sparks anti-government protests in Iran

Recent protests over food prices in Iran are the latest in a series of protests in the Islamic Republic. JANE GREEN assesses the present upsurge in opposition to the regime. The current protests in Iran are the latest in a […]