The September 2018 issue of Iran Today is out now!

Table of Contents: NEU solidarity- Defend the rights of teachers in Iran                                              Page 2 Editorial:  Yes to Solidarity, No […]

Free Esmail Abdi

Esmail Abdi, teacher and leader of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA) , was arrested in June 2015 while trying to attend the Education International (EI) 8th World Congress in Ottawa, Canada. His trail was grossly unfair: he was denied […]

Theocracy wages war on those dare to show dissent!

The start of 2018 saw a massive upsurge of angry protests by workers across Iran against unemployment, poverty wages, unpaid wages, and corruption. The events which have escalated from small-scale protests against food shortages and price rises, rapidly became more […]

Iran rights advocate has been sentenced to 5 years of imprisonment on trumped-up charges of spying

15 August 2018 – One of Iran’s most prominent human rights lawyers has been sentenced to five years imprisonment for criticising the country’s judiciary, according to her family. Lawyers for Iran’s award-winning human rights advocate, Nasrin Sotoudeh, said Wednesday that […]

The US sanctions against Iran step up the threat of war

12th August 2018 The next step in the undeclared war on Iran has been taken by the United States, with the first wave of sanctions imposed last week, following the unilateral withdrawal of the US from the Joint Comprehensive Plan […]

 

Maryam Mirzakhani: Iranian newspapers break hijab taboo in tributes

The Guardian, 16 July 2017 Tehran front pages run photographs of mathematician without head covering, showing her prominence overrode rules Iran’s state-run newspapers on Sunday broke with the country’s strict rules on female dress to show the mathematician Maryam Mirzakhani […]

Haft Tapeh sugar workers in Iran are fighting for their wages, pensions and rights!

Workers at the giant Haft Tapeh sugar cane plantation and mill complex in the southern city of Shush have always had to fight for their wages and their rights. In 2008, workers formed an independent union – affiliated to the […]

REVEAL WHEREABOUTS OF FOUR KURDISH MEN

AI-Index: MDE 13/6734/2017 Four men from Iran’s Kurdish minority have been subjected to enforced disappearance since their arrests on 23 and 24 June. The authorities have refused to provide any information to their families about their fate or whereabouts. The men, […]

IMPRISONED IRANIAN ACTIVIST MUST BE RELEASED

URGENT ACTION IMPRISONED IRANIAN ACTIVIST MUST BE RELEASED Iranian human rights defender Omid Alishenas has been detained in Tehran’s Evin prison in poor conditions for more than six months. He is serving a seven-year prison sentence for his peaceful human […]

UNISON, Britain’s largest trade union for public sector workers, supports human and democratic rights in Iran

On the occasion of UNISON’s annual National Conference, 18 to 23 June, activists of the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR)  organised a colourful and informative stall complete with a diverse range of CODIR’s publications and […]

Solidarity group condemns Tehran terror attacks

7th June 2017 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has strongly condemned today’s terrorist attack and the killing of innocent Iranian citizens in Tehran, for which Islamic terrorist […]

Iran: Desecrating mass grave site would destroy crucial forensic evidence

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE The desecration of a mass grave site in Ahvaz, southern Iran that contains the remains of at least 44 people who were extrajudicially executed would destroy vital forensic evidence and scupper opportunities for justice for the […]

International Campaign for the Release of Esmail Abdi, Iran’a Teacher Trade Union Leader

CAUT seeks release of Esmail Abdi The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has written to Iranian leader Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei to ask for immediate release of Mr. Esmail Abdi, General Secretary of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association. “The […]

Solidarity group expresses concern for imprisoned teacher

30th May 2017 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has expressed concern for jailed trade unionist,Esmail Abdi, whose health has deteriorated following a hunger strike he started on […]

CODIR calls for real change in Iran

CODIR says:  We need to maximise our solidarity with the struggle of Iranian people for peace, and human and democratic rights! Iran’s recent Presidential election was a sham. This statement may seem odd, even disrespectful of the vote cast by […]