Workers live in absolute poverty in Iran!

The daily minimum wage in Iran is set at a mere $4, at a time when the poverty line equates to 35,000,000 tomans ($583) per month. Before the early April spike in tensions in the Middle East involving Iran and […]

UMMI, Iran’s metalworkers’ union, appeals to IndustriALL Global Union for solidarity with the Iranian workers’ struggle for their rights, fairness, and justice! 

The Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) challenges the legitimacy of the theocratic regime’s delegation at the ILO 2024 Annual Conference in Geneva, Switzerland, to represent Iranian workers’ interests. Their appeal reads as follows… To the Esteemed Leadership […]

CODIR Bulletin June 2024 is published!

CODIR has published a bulletin. The bulletin covers the following:

Defend University Lecturers in Iran

Defending the security of universities is defending the freedom of thought, democracy and a progressive society. CODIR (Committee for the Defence of Iranian People’s Rights) calls on all trade unions to join the solidarity movement with lecturers and students. Since […]

Iranian teachers at the heart of the struggle for change in Iran

In a country where the ruling regime has declared an unending and suffocating war against organised labour, teachers have built and shored up the only trade union body that effectively coordinates on a national level with activities right across Iran. […]

 

Happy New Year 2023

We wish you and your family good health, happiness and success in all aspects of your lives. Central Executive Council CODIR

The Human Rights Crisis in Iran

Dear Foreign Secretary, We are writing to urge the UK government to step up its opposition to the human rightscrackdown in Iran and to do all it can to pressure the Iranian authorities to halt furtherexecutions of human rights defenders.The […]

Iran judiciary urges swift carrying out of sentences

Despite backlash, Iran judiciary urges carrying out sentences “without delay.” December 19, 2022 Iran’s judiciary rejected pleas on Monday to delay sentences against protestors urging prosecutors to carry out verdicts without delay. Since protests began in Iran three months ago, Iran’s judiciary […]

The Iranian regime has begun executing new dissidents

Following their threats to use the death penalty to repress the current protest movement sweeping the nation, the Islamic Republic has publicly executed two young men, reports STEVE BISHOP SINCE the murder of Mahsa Amini by the Iranian “morality police” […]

United Nations General Assembly condemns Iran’s human rights record as the Iranian people sacrifice themselves for justice and equality

NEW YORK—15 December 2022— A resolution calling on the Iranian government to end its discrimination of minorities in Iran, including of the Baha’i community, Iran’s largest non-Muslim religious minority, has been approved by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The […]

Iran: Public execution of Majidreza Rahnavard exposes authorities’ revenge killings

Responding to the Iranian authorities’ public execution today of Majidreza Rahnavard, a young man sentenced to death, after a sham unfair trial, in connection with ongoing nationwide protests, Diana Eltahawy, Amnesty International’s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North […]

Iran: UN rights experts condemn protestor’s execution, raise alarm over detained artists

8 December 2022 More than a dozen UN-appointed independent human rights experts on Thursday condemned the execution of a 23-year-old Iranian artist convicted for taking part in protests, and raised general alarm over any charges that are made which carry the […]

Woman, Life, Freedom: The Origins of the Uprising in Iran

The massive protests in Iran, fueled by the audacity of young women and children, are rooted in over a century of struggle. Janet Afary and Kevin B. Anderson December 2, 2022 This article will appear in Dissent‘s Winter 2023 issue, out in January. […]

28 PEOPLE RISK EXECUTION IN RELATION TO UPRISING

At least 28 people, including three children, could face execution in connection with nationwide protests as the Iranian authorities use the death penalty as a tool of political repression to instil fear among the public and end the popular uprising. […]

Iranian football legend Ali Daei supports the popular protest movement in his country

Iranian football legend, Ali Daei, stated on Monday 28 November that he has been the target of intimidation, including death threats, after publicly backing the ongoing protests in Iran triggered by the death of Mahsa Amini in September. Ms. Amini, […]