‘Exhausting and extremely dangerous’: Mohammad Rasoulof on his escape from Iran

Exclusive: The director of The Seed of the Sacred Fig details how he discarded electronic devices and fled over the mountains on foot after authorities sentenced him to eight years in prison and flogging Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof escaped imminent imprisonment […]

‘I am ready to return whenever they say’: Nasrin Sotoudeh on prison, the hijab, and violence in Iran

Exclusive: the human rights lawyer, temporarily released from jail on medical grounds, describes her love for her family, and why she keeps going despite brutal treatment at the hands of the regime Iran’s Qarchak jail has been called many things: […]

Director Mohammad Rasoulof flees Iran ahead of Cannes premiere

CANNES (Reuters) – Mohammad Rasoulof, a celebrated Iranian director whose latest film is competing in the Cannes Film Festival, has fled Iran after being sentenced to eight years in prison and flogging. In a statement dated Sunday, Rasoulof said he […]

Iranian filmmaker flees to Europe after prison sentence ahead of his Cannes premiere

Story by JAKE COYLE, AP Film Writer CANNES, France (AP) — After being sentenced to eight years in prison, the award-winning Iranian director Mohammad Rasoulof says he’s fled to Europe shortly ahead of the Cannes Film Festival premiere of his latest film. “I arrived […]

NEU General Secretary calls on the Islamic Republic of Iran to save musician Toomaj Salehi from execution!

His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran By email: contact@leader.ir 30 April 2024 Your Excellency, Tomaj Salehi I write as General Secretary of the National Education Union (NEU), the largest education trade union […]

 

SIX YEARS IN JAIL FOR IRANIAN FILMMAKER

UA: 19/16 Index: MDE 13/3300/2016 Iran        Date: 22 January 2016 URGENT ACTION SIX YEARS IN JAIL FOR IRANIAN FILMMAKER Iranian filmmaker Keywan Karimi has been sentenced to six years in prison and 223 lashes, on charges that […]

No room for human rights complacency as sanctions are lifted

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 17th January 2016 The Committee for the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has today warned against complacency in pressing the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran on its human rights record, now that international […]

Like a barrel of gunpowder

With the lifting of Western sanctions against Iran imminent, Jane Green, National Organiser for the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) considers the implications of recent developments in the Middle East for the Iranian people. 17th […]

Joint statement by EU High Representative Federica Mogherini and Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif

Today, we have reached Implementation Day of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Ever since Adoption Day, we worked hard and showed mutual commitment and collective will to finally bring the JCPOA to implementation. Today, six months after finalisation of the historic deal, […]

Waiting to die: the Iranian child inmates facing execution – in pictures

In Iran, girls are held criminally accountable by law from the age of nine, and can be sentenced to death by hanging for crimes such as murder, drug trafficking and armed robbery. Sadegh Souri has photographed girls in the harsh […]

IRAN TODAY! IRAN TODAY Vol. 27, No.2, Autumn 2015 is published.

In this issue: – Editorial: 5+1=Hypocrisy Page 2 – Iran’s government does not recognise trade union by Habib Mehrzad, CODIR’s Co-ordinator in Canada Page 3 – IRAN’s TEACHERS FIGHT FOR THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION by Dr. Liz Payne investigares for […]

Solidarity group calls for the release of teachers’ trade union leader

PRESS RELEASE – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 9th December 2015 The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has today launched a Christmas Day appeal calling for the release of leading teachers’ trade unionist, Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi. The […]

The Islamic Republic has now gained sufficient breathing space to continue its rule by suppressing internal opposition, writes JANE GREEN

8th November 2015 The inclusion of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the current negotiations in Vienna, regarding the conflict in Syria, marks a significant shift in the way in which the West sees the role of Iran in the […]

Statement on the death in custody of Shahrokh Zamani in Iran

The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has demanded a full and independent investigation into the circumstances of the tragic death in custody of Shahrokh Zamani, Iranian labour activist, at Rajai Shahr Prison. Zamani was active […]

THE WFDY STATEMENT IN SOLIDARITY WITH IRANIAN STUDENT STRUGGLES

11 December, 2009 WFDY The World Federation of Democratic Youth is deeply shocked due to the suppression going on in recent days against student demonstration in Tehran and other cities of Iran. WFDY has been always supporting democratic right of […]