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Please circulate widely: CUPE: Speak out against the persecution and repression of labour activists in Iran

December 4, 2017

77988We call on the Government of Iran to immediately and unconditionally free all jailed labour activists and political prisoners in the country, and put an end to the arrests and repression of labour activists. (more…)

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Mahmood Salehi:  We have to fight for freedom, We Have To Fight For Freedom! Worker s Organizations & Activists! The Workers Syndicate Abroad! Human Rights Advocates! Freedom-loving Social and Regular Media Activists! Dear Friends and Comrades!

November 29, 2017

23032462_1620070118013996_6633714032773949670_nDuring my 27 days of incarceration, by and far I was aware of your activities, protesting my recurring imprisonment; I witnessed your efforts and unsparing activities of each one of you to reflect and communicate my difficult physical situation in prison; I witnessed your sincere activities to enroll the support of workers organizations, syndicates, and political parties both within Iran and abroad; I am of the knowhow of your efforts to get the attentions of parliamentarians and human rights and civil liberty advocates; I came to know about your participations in the actions, meetings and support rallies to mobilize and galvanize the attention and support s for my release and other imprisoned workers. (more…)

Strongly condemn the inhumane treatment of imprisoned Iranian labour activists Mahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi

November 14, 2017

saMahmoud Salehi and Reza Shahabi must be hospitalized immediately

 Salehi is close to death! Urgent action and intervention needed!

 According to a statement by Mahmoud Salehi Defense Committee on November 11, 2017, the Judiciary and Intelligence forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran, in a joint decision, blocked all attempts by Mahmoud’s family for his medical leave, and on (more…)

Protest against the repression of labour activists and political prisoners in Iran!

November 10, 2017

77988The Islamic Republic of Iran is engaged in an ongoing persecution and repression of labour activists across the country. Many labour activists and workers’ rights defenders are being prosecuted and imprisoned across Iran. (more…)

Updates from Tehran bus workers’ union: Davood Razavi appeared in the court of appeal, Ebrahim Madadi summoned by the Court, Reza Shahabi’s message from Rajaee Shahr Prison

November 10, 2017

7799IASWI: According to a statement by Vahed Syndicate, Mr. Davood Razavi, a member of the board of directors of Tehran bus workers’ union (Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company – or also called Vahed Syndicate), attended a hearing at Branch 36 of the Appeals Court of the Islamic Revolutionary court on November 4, 2017. The trial for this union activist was held while his lawyer, Mr. (more…)

Jailed Iranian labour activist, Mahmoud Salehi, taken to hospital with heart problems

November 10, 2017

msProminent Iranian labour activist, Mahmoud Salehi, has been transferred to Khomeini Hospital in City of Saqez after he had heart problems in prison on November 3, 2017. Salehi was transferred to hospital in chains. He is presently hospitalized in the Cardiology Department of “Imam Khomeini Hospital” in Saqez, Kurdistan Province. Doctors thought he might have had a heart attack while in prison and ordered to keep him under watch. His symptoms included severe chest pain, shortness of breath and nausea. (more…)

Sample Protest letter against repression of labour activists in Iran (updated November 7, 2017):

November 10, 2017

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We are writing this to protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran ongoing persecution and repression of labour activists across the country. Many labour activists and workers’ rights defenders are being prosecuted and imprisoned across Iran.

Veteran labour activist, Mahmoud Salehi, who has been in and out of jail for the past thirty years, was re-imprisoned on October 28th, 2017. On November 3, 3017, Salehi suffered heart problems and was taken to the hospital from the prison. Salehi has lost both of his kidneys during his past imprisonment periods and must do kidney dialysis in the hospital twice a week. The life of Mahmoud Salehi will be in grave danger in prison. (more…)

Gozareshgaran appeal in protest for the re-arrest of Mahmoud Salehi and in condemnation of the Islamic Republic of Iran

November 8, 2017

23032462_1620070118013996_6633714032773949670_nFreedom will not be given, it should be taken! Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Martin Luther King, Jr. To the freedom fighters and to the international working class community!

The Islamic Republic, in its continuation of the serial killings and silencing labor activists in Iran, and after driving Afshin Osanlo, Shahrokh Zamani, Korosh Bakhshandeh and Mohammad Jarahi to the verge of death, who imprisoned Reza Shahabi, who has critical physical health conditions, in the notorious dungeon, under inhuman pressures. Then, the capture and torturing of Mohammad Nazari, Ismail Abdi, Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi, Mohsen Omrani, and Rasoul Bedaghi, by its security guards and plain clothes Gestapo’s arbitrarily re-arrested Mahmoud Salehi , who was leaving hospital after his dialyzes. (more…)

Mahmoud Salehi arrested and re-imprisoned for one more year

November 5, 2017

23032462_1620070118013996_6633714032773949670_nAbout noon on Saturday, October 28, 2017, Mahmoud Salehi, a prominent activist of the Iranian Labour Movement, was arrested by four plainclothes security forces immediately after his kidney dialysis in a hospital in Saqez, Kurdistan province.

 

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Well-known labour activist and former political prisoner Mohammad Jarahi dies of cancer. The Iranian labour movement holds government responsible for Jarahi’s death.

October 9, 2017

untitledMohammad Jarahi, a well-known and highly respected labour activist in Iran, died of thyroid cancer and a wide range of complications and other illnesses caused as a result of the lack of proper treatment during his five-year long imprisonment. He passed away on October 5, 2017 in Shohada Tajrish hospital in Tehran and was buried on October 6th in City of Tabriz. Many labour and social activists attended his funeral. He was about 59 years old. (more…)