Iranian teachers’ leader on hunger strike

Jailed Iranian teachers’ leader Esmail Abdi has gone on hunger strike in protest at his continuing unlawful detention and the “massive violations of civil rights of teachers and workers in Iran”. Mr Abdi, of the Trade Association of Teachers in Tehran, was […]

Imprisoned Iranian teacher, Esmail Abdi, to begin hunger strike as of 17th April 2018

Esmail Abdi: “I will start hunger strike in protest against widespread violation of civil rights of teachers and workers.” This spring of 2018 is also the fortieth spring since the revolution, a revolution which promised overcoming dictatorship, establishing democracy, creating […]

Solidarity with hunger strikers demanded

8th April 2018 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR) has called for the immediate release of hunger striking human rights activists unjustly held in Iranian prisons. Following their arrest without […]

“When God Sleeps”: An Iranian musician critiques his society

Till Schaudner’s new documentary When God Sleeps is a robust, thoughtful account of punk rocker Shahin Najafi’s struggle to have his music and ideas heard despite death threats from the Iranian government. Shahin grew up in a small northern Iranian town near […]

Jailed Iranian teacher wins major solidarity award

1st April 2018 Press release For immediate use The Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), has today welcomed the conferring of an International Solidarity Award upon a jailed Iranian trade unionist by one of the UK’s […]

 

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; […]

Iranian activist couple jailed in Evin Prison

URGENT ACTION Iranian activist couple jailed in Evin Prison The health of jailed Iranian human rights defender Arash Sadeghi has deteriorated. He has been on hunger strike since 24 October in protest at the imprisonment of his wife, Golrokh Ebrahimi […]

IRAN: FURTHER INFORMATION: SUICIDE FEARS FOR JAILED BRITISH-IRANIAN WOMAN: NAZANIN ZAGHARI RATCLIFFE

By Amnesty International, 21 November 2016, Index number: MDE 13/5163/2016 British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari Ratcliffe, a prisoner of conscience sentenced to five years in prison, wrote her husband a suicide letter and went on hunger strike on 13 November. […]