RELEASE ALL POLITICAL PRISONERS NOW! CODIR Calls for the Immediate Release of Reza Shahabi!

The Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company (Vahed Company Syndicate) – SWTSBC – has released statements dated 8th, 9th and 12th August reporting the continued harrassment of Reza Shahabi, a well respected member of their union’s executive […]

‘We hate the headscarf’: can women find freedom in Tehran’s female-only parks?

Parks exclusively for women are popping up in Iranian cities, but critics are divided over whether this is just another ploy to keep them hidden in public “I love to take off my headscarf,” says Laleh, 47, a hairdresser from […]

A dialogue about Islamophobia

The representative of CODIR-Canada was invited to attend a “dialogue” on June 15, 2017 for a consultation to identify the causes and effects of anti-Muslim bias and Islamophobia, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This event was organized by the Committee of […]

Iran Is Next On Trump’s Regime-Change Agenda

Recent soundbites from Washington give cause for concern about the prospects for peaceful resolution of conflicts in the Middle East, says JANE GREEN On May 21 Donald Trump, during his first international trip as President, delivered from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, […]

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 […]

 

IRAN – Freedom for Iranian teacher union leader Esmail Abdi (31 October 2016)

Education International (EI) calls on its members to take action and protest against the six-year jail sentence imposed on Mr. Esmail Abdi, a leader of the Tehran Teacher Trade Association. The sentence was announced on 7 October by Branch 36 […]

Iran: Writer arrested in violent raid on her house following prison sentence for story about stoning

24 October 2016, 18:20 UTC The Iranian authorities must immediately and unconditionally release writer and human rights activist Golrokh Ebrahimi Iraee, following her arrest today, Amnesty International urged. Despite the fact that no official summons has been issued, Golrokh Ebrahimi […]

Prisoner Of Conscience Denied Medical Treatment For Filing A Complaint

NOVEMBER 3, 2016 Prisoner of conscience Maryam Akbari Monfared, who is serving a 15-year sentence in Tehran’s Evin Prison, is being denied access to medical treatment. She is facing reprisals after filing a formal complaint that seeks an official investigation […]

Iran: 22-year-old Iranian Kurdish woman faces imminent execution after grossly unfair trial

11 October 2016, 17:21 UTC The Iranian authorities must urgently halt their plans to execute Zeinab Sekaanvand, a 22-year-old Iranian-Kurdish woman who was arrested when she was just 17-years-old and convicted of the murder of her husband after a grossly […]

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

19 May 2016, 17:28 UTC The shocking 16-year prison sentence against prominent human rights defender Narges Mohammadi, who has several serious, chronic illnesses, represents an all-out attack on human rights defenders in Iran, and demonstrates how Iran’s abusive criminal justice […]

IRAN TODAY Vol. 29, No.2, Autumn 2016 is published.

In this issue: – Editorial: Face Off Page 2 – Adherents to Monocracy in Iran Reject Democracy! Page 3 –TUC calls for solidarity with Iranian workers Iran Today interviews Owen Tudor Page 4,5 – Corruption, crisis and economic uncertainty  Page 6,7 – Steeled for the struggle Page 8, 9 – Teachers imprisoned for […]

Jailed Canada Academic In Poor Health, Says Family

SEP 2016 Friday 2ND posted by Morning Star in World A CANADIAN-IRANIAN professor jailed in Iran since June has recently been hospitalised and cannot walk, according to her family. Homa Hoodfar, who has rare neurological disease myasthenia gravis, was arrested […]

Canadian prof Homa Hoodfar, jailed in Iran, falls ill in solitary confinement

Authorities ‘are not prioritizing her health and do not intend to respect Homa’s due process rights’ By Susan Ormiston, CBC News Posted: Aug 29, 2016 11:27 PM ET Last Updated: Aug 30, 2016 6:11 PM ET A professor from Montreal who […]

Ebrahim Madadi sentenced to five years: ITF calls on Iranian government to drop charges

The International Transport Workers Federation, backed by 4.8 million workers, has called on the Iranian government to drop the charges against Ebrahim Madadi and Davood Razavi, from the Vahed Syndicate – the ITF’s bus workers union in Tehran. 18/08/2016 On […]

Iran: Women’s rights activists treated as ‘enemies of the state’ in renewed crackdown

10 August 2016, 19:15 UTC Iranian authorities have intensified their repression of women’s rights activists in the country in the first half of this year, carrying out a series of harsh interrogations and increasingly likening any collective initiative relating to […]