We Condemn the Arrests of Worker-Activists

On December 22nd, 2008 Bijan Amiri, an auto-worker and a worker-activist after having had a confrontation with the factory Security Guard was arrested by the Security Police (Iran). That evening, when Mohsen Hakimi, a writer and worker-activist went to Bijan Amiri’s residence to support and assist his family, was arrested and transferred to Evin prison by plain-clothes security which had been raiding Amiris’ residence and searching his house. This illegal and arbitrary arrest occurred such that there are no charges laid against him nor had any court-order arrest warrant been issued.

Hakimi and Amiri have now been in solitary confinement for a month in Ward 209 in Evin Prison under interrogation, and all this time have been deprived from any visits with their families and lawyers. Due to the constant call-ins by the families and Mohammad Sharif, Mohsen Hakimi’s lawyer, the judge on the case all the time has been stating that they are still under interrogation, and that the preliminary investigation has not been complete and their imprisonment continues.

The arrests of Mohsen Hakimi and Bijan Amiri, anti-capitalist activists of the workers’ movement is another indication of a growing wave of repression and oppression (in Iran) and it is also an example of hundreds of other cases of arrests and detentions of workers’ movement activists, women’s movement activists, Human Rights defenders, students, writers, journalists, webloggers, and other social activists.

The crime of these honorable people is being freedom seekers, justice seekers, and defenders of inalienable rights of human beings. We vehemently condemn these detentions and demand the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners, worker-activists, social activists including; Mohsen Hakimi, and Bijan Amiri.

We call upon all freedom lovers and justice seekers to join us in this collective protest.

In order to sign the petition, e-mail your name to the following address:

Azadi.kargar@gmail.com

Hamid Azarmanesh

Nafeeseh Azad

Farzaneh Aghaipur

Farhonde Etasabi

Bahman Ahmadiamooi

Ali Akhavan

Parvin Ardalan

Reza Espili

Ostad Mohammed Mahmoud

Behnam Eshagh

Nazi Esqui

Hassan Asghari

Anaheeta Aslani

Sefulah Akhbari

Maryam Akhbari

Ebrahim Emdadi

Hosein Omidi

Parvin Amirzadeh

Roozbeh Amiri

Farhad Amiri

Ali Akhbar Amini

Younes Orang

Zhilah Baniyaghoub

Mansoureh Bekeesh

Vida Bigliri

Vaheed Hassanpour

Safah Puyandeh

Zoreh Tabesh

Talat Targhinia

Mehti Tavakoli

Mohammed Reza Tamoori

Ali Reza Saghafi

Ali Reza Japbari

Mehri Japbari

Susan Jafari

Naheed Jafari

Komrom Jamali

Karn Javaheri

Jahed Jahanshahi

Nasrin Changizian

Farhonde Hojizadeh

Mohammed Habibnezhad

Mahmoud Hadodiyan

Hosein Hasrati

Elahe Hedari

Hamid Hedari

Parvin Hojutakheri

Parvin Dona

Mazdak Donesh

Bahram Dezaki

Hosro Dalirsani

Reza Deghan

Mostafa Deghan

Najaf Rahimi

Mohamad Rashtchi

Laleh Rashidi

Afsar Rohi

Ebrahim Rahbar

Zari Riyahi

Fariborz Resdana

Mahmoud Zareian

Naser Zarafshan

Homa Zarafshan

Sharokh Zamani

Abas Zandi

Mohsen Zandi

Razieh Zaydi

Zhaleh Salari

Amir Samani

Ali Samani

Reza Satari

Saber Sajadi

Fatemeh Sar Hadi Zadeh

Hassan Saedi

Ali Soltani

Maziyar Samie

Monir Sori

Tahereh Sha-alla

Ehteram Shadfar

Fakhri Shadfar

Fatemeh Shah Nazari

Susan Shabani

Parvaneh Shemirani

Sharam Shydaei

Maryam Shirazi

Farbod Shir Mohamadi

Safar Sadeghi nezhad

Ali sayed Salehi

Saltanat Sahra Neshin

Haleh Safarzadeh

Elighar Samadzadeh

Soraya Samadi

Nasrin Samadi

Maryam Talebi

Omid Tavoosi

Bita Tahbaz

Kamran Tahbaz

Siyamak Taheri

Sima Taheri

Narges Tayebat

Fataneh Abasi

Zohreh Iraqi

Zenab Iraqi

Poyesh Azizdin

Esghari Ali Reza

Manocher Amooei

Nastaran Qafari

Hossain gholami

Mohsen Ghamin

Ali Faez Pour

Ahmad Fathi

Maral Farokhi

Azadeh Ferqani

Shalah Forozanfar

Yosef Farhadi

Farideh Qaed

Farah Qaedi

Yosef Qondaghsaz

Ahamad Kareghar

Farshin Kazmi Niea

Tahereh Kobraei

Rozbeh Karimi

Mehdi Kohestani

Saleh Kymari

Siyvoosh Ghazerani

Manizheh Ghazerani

Fatemeh (Ossalo) Ghol-Ghaz

Arash Ghanji

Ebrahim Ghohari Noroozi

Hamid Mafi

Nader Motehaver

Maryam Mohseni

Moona Mohamad Zadeh

Mohamad Mohamad Ali

Siyavash Mohamadi

Ahmad Mokhdari

Masomeh Mokhdari

Hassan Mortazavi

Akbar Masom Beighi

Khdijeh Moqadam

Gholnaz Malak

Majid Malaki

Nastaran Mosavi

Shayesteh Naseri

Arash Nateqi

Pariya Nemati

Mohamad Nemati

Malihe Noohi

Parvaneh Noroozi

Zahra Noroozi

Saber Noroozi

Yaser Noroozi

Ershia Noori

Fatemeh Vali Pour Shokohi

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