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. […]

 

Iran: Swift action by UN Human Rights Council essential after latest horrifying protester killings

November 22, 2022 UN Human Rights Council member states must urgently establish an investigative and accountability mechanism on Iran to address the alarming spike in unlawful killings and other human rights violations, Amnesty International said today, following a week in […]

French parliament vote condemns crackdown on Iranian protests, backs women’s rights

The French National Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution on Monday offering “support for the Iranian people” and condemning, in particular, the restriction of women’s freedoms and rights. This comes ahead of a meeting of EU foreign ministers to discuss new sanctions […]

Iran: 40 people killed in protests over past week – OHCHR

Unsplash/Artin Bakhan Protesters gather in Stockholm, Sweden, after the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini in the custody of Iran's morality police.

22 November 2022 More than 40 people have been killed in Iran during the past week, including two teenagers, the UN human rights office, OHCHR, said on Tuesday.  The development came amid ongoing nationwide protests sparked by the death in custody of […]

Iran: Nine weeks and counting… The people’s righteous struggle continues!

by Liberation|Published November 21, 2022 by Payam Solhtalab The popular uprising of the Iranian people for their most basic rights and social justice goes on! It will have escaped the attention of few readers and international observers that Iran has, over the […]

Iran: Thousands held for peacefully protesting must be released

15 November 2022 The UN human rights office, OHCHR, called on Tuesday for the immediate release of thousands of Iranian citizens who have been detained after peacefully demonstrating against the Government following the death of Mahsa Amini for breaking strict hijab rules […]

Iran: Stop sentencing peaceful protesters to death, UN experts urge

Sixteen UN-appointed independent human rights experts encouraged Iranian authorities on Friday to stop indicting people with charges punishable by death for participating in peaceful demonstrations. “We urge Iranian authorities to stop using the death penalty as a tool to squash protests and reiterate […]

Executive Board Resolution on Solidarity with Women and Girls in Iran

published 10 November 2022 On September 16th, 2022, Mahsa Amini was detained by a “Guidance Patrol” in Iran for allegedly wearing a loose headscarf and thus violating Iranian dress laws.  She was beaten and subsequently died. Her death sparked a furious response […]

Senior Officer Warns Gulf Neighbors On Interfering In Iran As Unrest Continues

A senior Iranian military commander has warned Persian Gulf countries that they need to choose between “their media” and their security if they interfere in Iran’s affairs. Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi, special military adviser to Iran’s supreme leader, issued […]

Angry Iranians protest ‘Bloody Friday’ massacre

Paris (AFP) – Hundreds of angry men protested after Friday prayers in Iran’s Sistan-Baluchistan province, online videos showed, six weeks after rights groups say dozens were killed during a crackdown in the region. Security forces shot dead more than 90 people […]

Iran responding to Mahsa Amini protests with ‘overwhelming repression’

By Saeid Jafari  •  Updated: 11/11/2022 – 16:31 As Iran’s biggest anti-government protests in years continue, Euronews quizzed economist Daron Acemogulu on how regimes like Tehran cope with uprisings. Acemogulu said Iran had responded to the protests — sparked by the death of Mahsa Amini after the country’s morality police […]