CODIR at UNISON 2018 National Conference, 17-22 June, Brighton

For the fourth year in a row, a CODIR delegation consisting of Jamshid Ahmadi, Assistant General Secretary; Liz Payne, Campaign Officer; and David Maguey, attended the UNISON National Delegate Conference and held a successful information stand at the Conference Centre.  […]

Iran: Outspoken lawyer arrested after protesting the execution of her client

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL QUOTE Responding to the arrest of Zeynab Taheri, the lawyer of Mohammad Salas, the 51-year-old Sufi bus driver who was executed on Monday morning after a grossly unfair trial, Philip Luther, Amnesty International’s Research and Advocacy Director for the […]

Iranian authorities beat and detain protesting steel workers

15.06.2018 Iranian security forces arrested and imprisoned dozens of workers on 12 June who were protesting against months of unpaid wages. The police and security forces attacked the workers from the National Iranian Steel Industrial Company in Ahvaz city after they […]

We condemn the threatening and summoning by the security forces of the steel workers!

We have been informed that the security forces in the city of Ahvaz have this week summoned seven steel workers – including Mustafa Abyat, Amin Alvani, Karim Sayyahi, Hassan Hamoodi, Tariq Khalafi, Peyman Shajrati and Meytham (Meysam?) Ghanavati – to […]

Suppression is not going to solve the crisis!

The current year started amidst a worsening situation for the workers and escalating unrest with the ruling regime continuing to ignore the compounding crisis. To silence the voice of those reacting to the mounting crisis, they have arrested teachers; allowed […]

 

FREE TEACHER TRADE UNIONIST ON HUNGER STRIKE

Esmail Abdi – an Iranian maths teacher and trade unionist – was arrested on 27 June 2015 after voluntarily going to Evin prison to ask why he’d been banned from travel. He was planning to attend the global union Education […]

Iranian Teachers Jailed, Shackled After Peaceful Protest

Retired and active Iranian teachers demonstrate outside Tehran’s planning & budget office, May 10, 2018, to demand greater government funding for education. In this image protesters hold a sign advocating free education for Iranian children. Iranian security forces later broke […]

Teachers, Environmental Activists Arrested Across Iran

Thousands of teachers, both active and retired, took to the streets in Tehran and several other Iranian cities May 10 to protest their paltry salaries and what they view as a lack of investment in education on the part of […]

Trump sabotages Iran nuclear deal

9th May 2018 Jane Green, on behalf of the Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People’s Rights (CODIR), assesses the impact of US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. US President, Donald Trump, has ended the engagement of the […]

Trump revives worries of war with Iran

Posted by Saeed Kamali Dehghan at The Guardian, 20:37: Ordinary Iranians were on tenterhooks, monitoring the developments closely, particularly any immediate impact on the country’s national currency, which hit an all-time low last month, prompting panic-buying of hard-to-find dollars amid […]

Netanyahu’s Performance Only Proves Exactly Why Iran Nuclear Deal Needs to Remain in Place

CounterPunch by PATRICK COCKBURN The trove of Iranian documents about its nuclear programme presented by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as proof of Tehran’s duplicity contain nothing of substance that was not known before. Though the disclosure was made in order to justify […]

Iran: New evidence reveals deliberate desecration and destruction of multiple mass grave sites

Bulldozing, road construction, mass rubbish dumping and new burial plots used to compromise and destroy mass graves Iranian authorities deliberately eradicating vital forensic evidence that could hamper the rights to truth, justice and reparations At least 4,000-5,000 people secretly buried […]

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 […]