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Month: September 2015

AAWL: Death of Iranian trade unionist in jail sparks global condemnation

Published 28 September 2015   As reported in last week’s news [2], the Iranian working class lost a tireless leader when Shahrokh Zamani died in an Iranian prison. Iranian unions have rallied to his cause and are calling for justice…

Amnesty International: Death of Shahrokh Zamani “must trigger action to tackle appalling prison conditions” in Iran

Link to Amnesty International Public Statement  AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL PUBLIC STATEMENT 25 September 2015 Index: MDE 13/2508/2015 Iran: Death of trade unionist must trigger action to tackle appalling prison conditions The announcement of an investigation into the death in custody this…

Sample Protest Letter in condemnation of Shahrokh Zamani’s death and for the unconditional release of all labour activists

We are writing to raise our extreme concerns and condemnation regarding the recent death in custody of Shahrokh Zamani, one of the most well-known and respected imprisoned labour activists in Iran, who died on 13 September 2015 in Gohardasht (Rajai…

We shall turn Shahrokh Zamani’s death into a banner of workers’ unity and solidarity for which he was a leading figure

Shahrokh Zamani, the courageous and tireless fighter of the Iranian workers’ movement has in complete shock and disbelief died in Gohardasht prison. Whatever reason the officials may give for the cause of Shahrokh's death, in our view the direct responsibility...

Statement by the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company on the sudden death of Shahrokh Zamani

September 14, 2015 We condemn those responsible for the death of the workers’ rights defender, the late Shahrokh Zamani The late Shahrokh Zamani was an indefatigable paint worker who spent most of his life thinking and struggling for the rights…

Reports related to Shahrokh Zamani’s funeral

Shahrokh Zamani was buried in City of Tabriz on September 15, 2015.   About a thousand people attended his funeral despite an atmosphere of fear and intimidation created by the intelligence forces. Shahrokh’s family issued a brief message of gratitude, on…

Latest news and updates following death of Shahrokh Zamani: Urgent actions still needed

There have been numerous demonstrations across Europe and North America to condemn the killing of Shahrokh Zamani. Protesters in the UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Netherland and Canada, among others, have been holding the Islamic Republic of Iran fully responsible...

Building and Wood Workers’ International (BWI) shocked by Shahrokh Zamani’s death in prison

  15 September 2015 Iran: One of the most well-known and respected imprisoned labour activists Shahrokh Zamani died in prison The BWI was shocked to hear that Shahrokh Zamani, one of the most well-known and respected imprisoned labour activists in…

Shahrokh Zamani died in Prison. Urgent Call: Hold the Iranian government accountable for the death of Shahrokh Zamani

Shahrokh Zamani, one of the most well-known and respected imprisoned labour activists in Iran, died on Sunday, September 13, 2015 in Gohardasht (Rajai Shahr) Prison in the City of Karaj. Shahrokh was a member of the Founding Board of the...

A new round of intimidation, arrests and prosecution of teachers in Iran – Updated September 8, 2015

A new round of  intimidation, arrests and prosecution of teachers in Iran   In the morning of the fifteenth of Shahrivar 1394 (September 6, 2015), Mr. Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, a board member of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (Tehran), was…