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 […]

 

Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism

22 June 2016 The International Federation of Journalists has called for a halt to the “relentless attack by Iranian authorities on journalism” following new legal threats against an Iranian newspaper. The daily Ghanoon and its editor in chief are facing […]

Iran: new attacks by authorities on journalism

The International Federation of Journalists has called for a halt to the “relentless attack by Iranian authorities on journalism” following new legal threats against an Iranian newspaper. The daily Ghanoon and its editor in chief are facing legal action over an […]

Flogged and jailed: workers in Iran face repression

24.06.2016 Seventeen workers from Agh Dareh gold mine in Iran were publicly flogged in May, while a prominent jailed union activist has embarked on a hunger strike. Workers at the gold mine in the northwestern city of Tikaab were flogged […]

URGENT ACTION CANADIAN-IRANIAN PROFESSOR DETAINED IN TEHRAN Canadian-Iranian citizen Dr Homa Hoodfar, a 65-year-old professor of anthropology, was arrested on 6 June following months of questioning by the Revolutionary Guards. She is being held in Tehran’s Evin Prison with no […]

Solidarity group expresses concern for hunger striker in Iran

19th June 2016 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has expressed grave concern about the deteriorating health of Iranian political prisoner, Jafar Azimzadeh, who has been on hunger […]

Whipping the Manufacturing and the Back of the Workers

In the past three years, we repeatedly stated that the employers will do anything and everything to get rid of the labour activists. From the false promise of the Minster of Labour to workers of the Bafgh mine that “the […]

Solidarity group condemns rise in lashing as punishment in Iran

4th June 2016 Press Release For Immediate Use Solidarity organisation, the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has condemned the recent upsurge in lashings as punishment in Iran.  Last week over thirty students in the town […]

Nobel laureates: Release Narges Mohammadi now!

May 26, 2016 The Nobel laureates of the Nobel Women’s Initiative are calling on the government of Iran to immediately and unconditionally release human rights defender and journalist Narges Mohammadi from the notorious Evin prison in Iran. In the statement, […]

Iran: 16-year-sentence against critically ill human rights defender signals all-out repression

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PRESS RELEASE 19 May 2016 Iran: 16-year-sentence against critically ill human rights defender signals all-out repression The shocking 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who has several serious, chronic illnesses, represents an all-out attack […]

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 […]