Iran: Three activists on hunger strike after violent prison transfer

7 February 2018, 14:59 UTC The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release human rights activists Atena Daemi, Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee and her husband Arash Sadeghi, Amnesty International said today, amid reports all three have begun a hunger strike to […]

Iran: At least six young human rights defenders arrested in coordinated raids at risk of torture

2 February 2018, 12:36 UTC Responding to reports that at least six young human rights defenders, including Shima Babaei and her husband Dariush Zand, Saeed Eghbali, Leila Farjami, Mahmoud Masoumi and Behnam Mousivand have been detained in coordinated arrests across […]

How the Mass Media Misread the Iranian Protests

JANUARY 24, 2018 by RAHMAN BOUZARI One of the largest social and political uprisings since the 1979 revolution in Iran has died down for now. However, due to the very lasting structures which ignited the first round of the protests, in […]

Right to Freedom of Expression in Iran

10 January 2018 180110/Baeidinejad H/CK/FC 6th Floor Orion House 5 Upper St Martin’s Lane Covent Garden London WC2H 9EA General Secretary Chris Keates (Ms) Telephone:020 7420 9670 H.E. Hamid Baeidinejad Iranian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Embassy of Iran in London […]

Solidarity with the People of Iran!

  Mr. Hamid Baeidinejad Ambassador  Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran 16 Princes Gate London  SW7 1PT 10 January 2018 Your Excellency, On behalf of more than 100,000 members of the University and College Union (UCU), I am writing […]

 

World trade unions call: Release trade union leaders from captivity in Iran

1st May 2016 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has been overwhelmed by the response to its May Day call to release trade unionists unjustly imprisoned in the […]

World demands: Respect trade union freedoms, release trade union leaders from captivity in Iran

1st May 2016 May Day Appeal In January 2016 the Iranian government signed an agreement to observe international conventions and IAEA rules on the development and use nuclear technology.  The world public heaved a sigh of relief that a major […]

IRAN CONFIRMS FORCED “VIRGINITY TEST” ON ARTIST

URGENT ACTION Iranian painter and prisoner of conscience Atena Farghadani remains in prison pending the outcome of her appeal against a 12 years and nine months prison sentence. The authorities have now confirmed that they subjected her to virginity and […]

IRANIAN TRADE UNIONIST FACES SIXTEEN YEARS IN JAIL

URGENT ACTION RANIAN TRADE UNIONIST FACES SIXTEEN YEARS IN JAIL Ismail Abdi, prisoner of conscience and Secretary General of Iran’s Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA), has been sentenced on charges related to his peaceful trade union activities. He is awaiting an […]

Solidarity with the detained trade union leaders in Iran

CODIR calls for an international campaign for the release of Jafar Azimzadeh and Esmail Abdi as they are set to begin their hunger strike on 29th April     Esmail Abdi is General Secretary of the Iranian Teachers Trade Association.  […]

CODIR calls for press freedom in Iran

11th April 2016 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has today called for urgent action to defend press freedom in the Islamic Republic of Iran. In particular, CODIR […]

Rouhani’s “Open-Door” Economic Policy for Iran: Recipe for Indebtedness, Deindustrialization and Dependence

by ISMAEL HOSSEIN-ZADEH A number of commentators have compared President Rouhani’s policies of opening Iran’s markets to Western business with those of China’s Deng Xiaoping following the death of Mao Zedong some four decades ago [1]. A closer look at […]

Iranian film-maker Mania Akbari: ‘Cinema threatens the government’

theguardian.com Tom Seymour Among the laptops and the lattes in the foyer of London’s BFI Southbank sits a dissident and exile. Film-maker Mania Akbari fled her native Tehran last summer. She is determined to examine marriage, abortion, infidelity and lesbianism […]

Amnesty International – URGENT ACTION – IRAN: ELDERLY PROFESSOR’S SIX-YEAR JAIL TERM UPHELD

URGENT ACTION ELDERLY PROFESSOR’S SIX-YEAR JAIL TERM UPHELD Elderly prisoner of conscience Hossein Rafiee, a retired university professor, has had his six-year prison sentence, imposed for his peaceful political activism, upheld by an appeal court. The authorities have rejected his […]

Amnesty International – Iran: Joint letter to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council

The joint letter that Amnesty International and 33 other human rights and civil society groups have written to Member States of the UN Human Rights Council, calling on them to support the resolution to renew the mandate of the Special Rapporteur […]