Category: CODIR says…

CODIR Calls for the immediate release of trade union leader, Reza Shahabi, from prison!

Reza Shahabi, board member of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Workers’ Syndicate, sentenced to one year imprisonment and the Court of Appeal confirmed the sentence Background information: In December 2014 Reza Shahabi was summoned to Evin prison’s prosecutor office, while he […]

International unions condemn arrests in Iran

25th Febuary 2016 Press Release For Immediate Use The International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) has this week protested against a new wave of arrests by the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which further undermine its human rights record, […]

Teachers’ Trade Union Leader – Trial begins in Tehran

The trial of Ismail Abdi, the imprisoned General Secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA), opened on Saturday 30 January at Branch 15 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court according to latest reports from Iran. The charge sheet against Mr Abdi […]

Iranian elections – the illusion of democracy

With Iranian Parliamentary elections scheduled for 26th February attention will once again focus upon the Islamic Republic for any signs of change following the recent rapprochement with the West.  Jane Green reports. Iran’s return to the international fold has been […]

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, […]

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 […]