Urgent Action Update: Iranian Human Rights Defender on Hunger Strike (Iran: UA 127.15)

URGENT ACTION APRIL 20, 2017 Iranian human rights defender Atena Daemi has been on hunger strike in Tehran’s Evin prison since 8 April. She is protesting the suspended prison sentences imposed on two of her sisters, Hanieh and Ensieh, for […]

Iran’s Fake Election

A spokesperson for the Executive Council of CODIR summarizes the Council’s assessment of the forthcoming presidential election in Iran – that, as things stand, it offers no hope of democracy and serves only to confirm and strengthen the theocratic dictatorship’s stranglehold […]

Iran: Fears grow for health of jailed journalist on hunger strike

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 7 April 2017   Fears are growing for a jailed journalist and political activist whose health has deteriorated sharply after 30 days on hunger strike, said Amnesty International. Hengameh Shahidi, 41, who has a pre-existing heart […]

CODIR calls for solidarity with the 17-year-old asylum-seeker viciously beaten in a racist attack in South London

This weekend just gone – coinciding with the closing days of Norouz, the Iranian New Year festival – saw headline news that sent a shudder down the backs of those paying attention… the vicious, unprovoked attack on a seventeen-year-old Kurdish […]

UN Condemns Theocratic Iran’s Human Rights Record

The UN Human Rights Council passed a resolution last week expressing concern over the human rights situation in Iran, and extended the mission of Asma Jahangir, the Special Rapporteur on human rights in Iran, and has asked the Iranian government […]

 

Trauma and Solidarity: How Firefighters Support Each Other Worldwide

Firefighters in Tehran are receiving messages of support from around the world following yesterday’s catastrophic fire at the famous Plasco building in downtown Tehran, which collapsed killing at least 30 firefighters and an unknown number of other people inside. In […]

Iran: Stoning writer rearrested as Revolutionary Guards block review of her conviction

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE Wednesday, January 25, 2017 12:00:00 AM Iranian human rights defender and writer Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, sentenced to six years in prison for writing a story about the cruel practice of stoning, was rearrested on Sunday and […]

Intelligence Agents Arrest Filmmaker and Journalist

Intelligence Ministry forces arrested filmmaker Saleh Deldan and a journalist, Zeynab Karimian, on January 23. Prior to the arrest, in December 2016, Intelligence Ministry agents searched the home of Deldan and accused of him of “acting against national security” and […]

Solidarity group expresses condolences for fire victims in Iran

19th January 2017   Press Release For Immediate Use   Solidarity group expresses condolences for fire victims in Iran   Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has expressed condolences to the families of […]

Rafsanjani- A Vicious Theocrat Right To The End

While the mainstream media has been quick to sing the praises of former Iranian president, Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died on Sunday, those involved in the long struggle for human rights and democracy in Iran are far from convinced of […]

Iran nuclear deal on the brink

The election of Donald Trump to the United States Presidency has sent shock waves across the world.  The future of the Middle East was uncertain before the election outcome.  It is even more uncertain now.  In relation to Iran, in […]

Iran’s authorities must stop toying with life of activist on hunger strike

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 2 January 2017 Iran’s authorities must stop toying with life of activist on hunger strike The Iranian authorities are putting the life of imprisoned human rights defender Arash Sadeghi at grave risk and should release him […]

Free and independent trade unions fight for workers’ rights in Iran

In October, the Union of Metalworkers and Mechanics of Iran (UMMI) became the first affiliate from Iran to join IndustriALL. The affiliation is a significant step in a country where unions are persecuted and trade unionists imprisoned. PROFILE Union: Union […]

Iran: petroleum workers win back pay after strike action

13.12.2016 Workers at the Bushehr Petrochemical Complex won unpaid wages after taking strike action last week. Workers went on strike on Monday 5 December after not receiving wages since June. On Saturday, they were paid for the months of July, […]

Gravest concerns about the continuing detention, intimidation and repression of trade unionists in Iran

By e- mail: media@rouhani.ir, info_leader@leader.ir, iran@un.int, mission.iran@ties.itu.int   To: Hassan Rouhani President of the Islamic Republic of Iran Cc:    Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations, New York; Ayatollah Sadegh Larijani, Head of the Judiciary; […]