Category: CODIR says…

Urgent Call for Solidarity with 4 Teacher Trade Unionists!

Arrested teachers pressurised to accept bogus charges of having acted against national security! As reports begin to emerge of the harassment, intimidation, and interrogation of four teacher activists recently detained [last week] by the regime, their defence counsel has disclosed […]

Prison Sentence for Attending May Day Rally!

Student Activist Adel Gorji Arbitrarily Detained and Sent to Evin Prison for a Year! On Wednesday 20 April 2022, Mr. Adel Gorji was arbitrarily summoned to appear at Iran’s to Evin Prison, where he was then sent down for a […]

CODIR Calls for Solidarity with Iranian Teachers

Scores of teacher trade unionists were imprisoned in Iran last week for nothing more than demanding a better education system and improved conditions of service. Teachers held a nationwide protest rally on Thursday 21 April, called by the Coordinating Council […]

Urgent Appeal! Stop Persecution of Teacher Trade Unionists in Iran!

According to reports published on Monday 18 April 2022, Mr. Rasoul Bodaghi, a sacked teacher well-known in the struggle of that sector for fair salaries and better conditions of service, has been arbitrarily sentenced in a regime show trial to […]

CODIR Calls for the Release of Political Prisoner Shakila Monfared

On 3 March 2022, political prisoner Shakila Monfared began a hunger strike in protest against the deliberate confining of political prisoners to the same wards as violent-category felons and the irresponsibility of prison officials towards her safety – which had […]

Honour killings have risen under the theocracy

Another senseless killing once again underlines the perilous situation faced by women and girls in the Islamic Republic of Iran today, reports Jane Green, as a new campaign for change begins On Saturday, 5 February, reports emerged of a grisly […]

Tragic murder of a teenage girl in so-called “honour” killing!

Horrific murder further highlights theocratic regime’s failure to address women’s rights! CODIR calls for campaign of protest against the theocratic regime’s criminal indifference to the growing number of horrific killings of women in Iran Official reports highlight that scores of […]

Massive teachers strike underway in Iran

CODIR calls for solidarity from the trade union and labour movement internationally Since December 2021, Iranian teachers and education staff – including retirees – and their representatives in the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA) have been engaged in a new […]

CODIR Calls for the Release of Teacher Trade Union leader from the notorious Evin prison in Tehran, Iran:

CODIR today reiterated its call for the immediate and unconditional return of Mr. Mohammad Taghi Fallahi to his family, as well as the release of Mr. Esmail Abdi, the former General Secretary of the ITTA, and all other trade unionists, […]

Press Statement: “Death in custody of Iranian filmmaker and poet constitutes extrajudicial killing” says CODIR

Saturday, 8 January 2022 CODIR has joined the Iranian Writers’ Association (IWA) and other progressive and labour movement organisations in Iran to condemn the theocratic regime’s direct role in the death of political prisoner, Bektash Abtin, the renowned filmmaker, writer, […]