Archive for June, 2008

Dear Sisters and Brothers of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Company

June 26, 2008

The IUF is the international trade union federation representing workers
around the world in the food, agricultural, hotel, restaurant, catering and
tobacco workers. (more…)


Mahboubeh Karami (f), aged 40, journalist and women’s rights defender

June 24, 2008

MDE 13/084/2008 – 17 June 2008

UA 169/08 IRAN
Arbitrary arrest / fear of torture or ill-treatment
Mahboubeh Karami, journalist and women’s rights defender, was removed from a bus and arrested by plain clothed security forces on 13 June. (more…)

Iran: 5,000 sugar cane workers on strike!

June 6, 2008

Around 5,000 workers at Haft–Tapeh sugar cane Company in the Khuzestan province of Iran have been on strike since 5 May 2008. The strike action has brought the whole company to a standstill. Haft-Tapeh workers have continued their strike action since then, despite brutal attacks by the security and Special Forces of Iran’s Islamist regime. (more…)