Iran: Education International demands the unconditional release of teacher unionists

28 February 2024 Education International renewed its call for the release of imprisoned teachers and unionists in Iran and asked for the International Labour Organization (ILO) to follow up on the issue in a recent meeting with the Director General, […]

A challenge to the future of theocracy in Iran

In protest against the corrupt ruling dictatorship, the left is rejecting the sham parliamentary and Assembly of Experts elections taking place in Iran today. NAVID SHOMALI of the Tudeh Party of Iran explains why Iranian communists have called for a […]

Factbox-Key facts about Iran’s elections on Friday

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iranians will vote in a parliamentary election on March 1 seen as a litmus test of the clerical establishment’s popularity amid growing discontent over economic, political and social strains. Iran’s clerical rulers are seeking a big turnout […]

Iran elections: First polls held since 2022 nationwide protests

By Farnoosh Amirshahi The first elections in Iran since the nationwide anti-government protests of 2022 take place on Friday. There will be two separate polls: one for members of parliament and the other for members of the Assembly of Experts, […]

Vast majority of Iranians want a secular government, poll reveals

Story by Melanie Swan Iran begins first election campaign since 2022 mass protests An Iranian government secret opinion poll has revealed that 73 per cent of those participated said they support secularism Almost three-quarters of Iranians want a secular government […]

 

Mahsa Amini, who died in police custody in Iran, awarded EU human rights prize

Story by By Associated Press Reporters Mahsa Amini, the 22-year-old Kurdish-Iranian woman who died in police custody in Iran last year, sparking worldwide protests against the country’s conservative Islamic theocracy, has been awarded the European Union (EU)’s top human rights […]

Theocratic Regime is Fearful, Desperate, and Despotic!

Seventy years after the coup in Iran overthrew the democratically elected government, former British Foreign Secretary, David Owen, has described the event as being orchestrated by British Intelligence to safeguard British imperialist interests in Iran’s oil resources. With the active […]

Notice of AGM

Notice of AGM 2023 Join us to celebrate, plan, and consolidate CODIR’s work. 14:30 – 16.30 Saturday, 11 November Venue in central London and online (details to follow) All CODIR’s members and affiliates are invited. Email us on codir_info@btinternet.com for information and registration forms. This […]

Iran: Rights experts ‘dismayed’ over continued imprisonment of Nobel Laureate Mohammadi

UN independent human rights experts on Wednesday called for the immediate release of Narges Mohammadi, an imprisoned Iranian human rights activist who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her unwavering commitment to women’s rights in the country. Ms. Mohammadi […]

Worldwide support for Nobel Peace Prize Award

7th October 2023 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has welcomed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to imprisoned women’s and human rights activist, Narges Mohammadi, and noted that […]

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Narges Mohammadi must be released immediately and unconditionally 

Reacting to the news that unjustly imprisoned Iranian human rights defender Narges Mohammadi has been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, Agnès Callamard, said:   “Narges Mohammadi receives this prize today from behind bars in Iran where she has […]

Iran: Independent investigation into schoolgirl’s critical injuries needed amid mounting evidence of a cover up

The international community must demand that the Iranian authorities allow the UN Fact-Finding Mission and other independent monitors to enter the country to investigate the circumstances leading to the hospitalization of 16-year-old Armita Garawand, who fell unconscious on a Tehran metro train […]

CODIR calls upon the regime in Iran to end its torture, inhumane treatment, and intimidation of political prisoners, trade unionists, and human rights activists!

The struggle of the Iranian people for basic freedoms, civil rights, and social justice, will not be stifled by the arrest of social activists and intensification of repression in the country! Last month, scores of political prisoners in the notorious […]

Protest movements continue to shake Iran

21 September 2023 The anniversary of the murder in custody of 22 year old Mahsa Amini, by the Iranian regime saw the theocratic dictatorship tighten security in an attempt to suppress protests to mark the anniversary.  Steve Bishop reports. On […]

Iran: Compulsory veiling bill a despicable assault on rights of women and girls

Reacting to the news that Iran’s parliament has passed a new bill that would impose further draconian penalties severely violating women’s and girls’ rights as well as increasing prison terms and fines for defying Iran’s degrading and discriminatory compulsory veiling laws, […]