Monday, 4 June 2012

Join us on June 20th: International day of support for political prisoners in Iran

The Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran has named June 20th the International Day in Support of Political Prisoners in Iran. Free Them Now! The Campaign to Free Jailed Workers in Iran joins this protest and calls upon all workers’ and human rights organisations and individuals to support this movement in defence of political prisoners in Iran.

Currently, tens of trade unionists and hundreds of political activists are imprisoned in Iran. The imprisoned worker activists include Reza Shahabi, a leader of the Union of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs United Bus Company; Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, Mohammad Jarahi and Shahrokh Zamani, all members of the worker group Follow-up Committee to Set up Free Labour Organisations in Iran; Ali Nejati, President of the Union of Workers of Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Company; Ali Akhavan, a worker activist from Tehran; Mohammad Ali Mohammadi, a member of the Free Union of Iranian Workers; Rasoul Bodaghi, a member of Teachers’ Trade Association; and Abdolreza Ghanbari, a teacher activist, who has been sentenced to death and who is under imminent danger of execution. Hundreds of political dissidents are also currently in jail, many sentenced to death or long prison terms, for their opposition to the despotic Islamic regime in Iran.

Please join the June 20th events around the world, wherever you can, (details to follow) to demand the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners and jailed workers in Iran.

Free Them Now! Campaign to Free Jailed Workers in Iran
Shahla Daneshfar:
Bahram Soroush:
15 May 2012