Archive for April, 2024

Iran’s Israel strike coincided with crackdown on dissent at home

By Parisa Hafezi April 23, 2024 DUBAI, April 23 (Reuters) – The same day Iran launched its first ever direct attack on Israel it embarked on a less-noticed confrontation at home, ordering police in several cities to take to the streets to arrest […]

Iran seems like it’s in escalation mode – but all-out war with Israel is the last thing it wants

Lina Khatib The country is on the defensive. While Israel has ironclad support from its allies, Tehran is vulnerable and isolatedMon 22 Apr 2024 11.13 BSTShare Tit-for-tat confrontation between Israel and Iran has sparked concerns about escalation dragging the Middle East into […]

Iran: Security Forces Rape, Torture, Detainees

Kurdish, Baluch, Azeri, and Other Ethnic Communities Apparently Targeted (Beirut) – Iran’s security forces raped, tortured, and sexually assaulted detainees while repressing widespread protests in 2022 and 2023, Human Rights Watch said today. The grave abuses are part of a broader pattern […]

CODIR Bulletin April 2024 is published!

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CODIR joins DOIW to protest against upsurge of intimation against women’s right campaigners! 

Confirmed reports from Iran indicate that the dictatorial regime there has launched a massive campaign of intimidation, arrest, and maltreatment of women’s rights activists in the country.  During the past two weeks many peaceful campaigners have been arrested and transferred […]

The Mandate of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission on the Islamic Republic of Iran Extended for Another Year

On 24 November 2022, the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted the resolution S35/1, on the deteriorating situation of human rights in the Islamic Republic of Iran, and decided to establish an independent international fact-finding mission on the Islamic Republic […]

Threat of war, the theocratic regime and anti-imperialism

The region and the world stand today on the brink of an abyss and facing a real threat of a wide regional war, and perhaps an even wider war. NAVID SHOMALI, international secretary of the Tudeh Party of Iran, explains […]

Regime Sacks Iranian Teachers’ Trade Union Representative!

The Coordinating Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations (CCITTA) has condemned the unlawful sacking of Ms. Shiva Amelirad, a prominent teacher and trade union activist.  The CCITTA subsequently moved to appoint Ms. Amelirad as its senior representative for liaison with […]

Eleven Women’s Rights Activists Sentenced to Over 60 Years in Prison in Rasht

On Wednesday morning, 27 March 2024, eleven women’s rights activists were sentenced to a total of over 60 years in prison by the Revolutionary Court of Rasht, the capital of Gilan province in North Iran. The activists are: Ms. Farough […]

Young women top the list of those affected by unemployment in Iran!

Data from the Statistical Centre of Iran shows that the unemployment rate for young people aged 16 to 24 is higher than the unemployment rate for the country as a whole.  One of the reasons for this is the limited […]