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Month: February 2016

Education International: Labour unions up in arms after Iran’s Esmail Abdi sentenced to six years in prison

Source: http://www.ei-ie.org/en/news/news_details/3880 Renewed efforts are underway to free Esmail Abdi after Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Court officially sentenced the teacher unionist to six years in prison for alleged crimes related to trade union activism. The February 22 verdict against a leader…

AAWL: Iranians workers released but others jailed

 As reported last week, some of the workers that had been arrested at the Khatoon Abad Copper Mines earlier this month had been released. This week, all the other workers have also been released. While free, it is probable that…

IUF Global Union: Government of Iran preparing new anti-worker repression

Source: http://www.iuf.org/w/?q=node/4764 Fierce repression of worker protest in Iran has not abated following the easing of sanctions. On February 5, a local news agency in Golestan Province proudly reported on a mock training exercise by the Basij, a nation-wide paramilitary…

Tehran Vahed Syndicate’s Davoud Razavi sentenced to five years in prison

For immediate release: Vahed Syndicate’s Davoud Razavi sentenced to five years in prison Vahed Syndicate’s Vice-President, Ebrahim Madadi, will go on trial on February 22, 2016   February 17, 2016 – Davoud Razavi, a member of the board of directors…

All 28 detained Khatoon Abad copper mine workers are now released on bail

  February 15, 2016: According to confirmed reported in Iran, the lawyer for the 28 detained Khatoon Abad copper mine workers announced today that all 28 arrested Khatoon Abad workers have now released on bail. Each of these workers had…

18 other incarcerated Khatoon Abad copper mine workers released on bail

 5 detainees remain behind bars February 14, 2016: According to various news agencies in Iran and abroad, the lawyer for the 28 detained Khatoon Abad copper mine workers announced on Saturday February 13, 2016 that 23 of these workers have…

AAWL: Solidarity needed for Iranian workers

      Published 14 February 2016 by: http://aawl.org.au/     This week saw the release of 5 of the 28 workers who were arrested at the Khatoon Abad Copper Mines for protesting in late January. The workers needed to…

Iran: Basij paramilitary forces preparing to suppress workers’ protests

Iran: IRI is exploring new tactics to crackdown on workers Basij paramilitary groups getting prepared to suppress workers’ protests www.kalalekhabar.ir is a local news agency linked to the ruling establishment in Iran. It publishes news concerning the city of Kalaleh, Golestan…

5 Khatoon Abad Copper mine workers were released on bail – 23 workers still in custody

 ·         5 Khatoon Abad Copper mine workers were released on bail  ·         23 workers still in custody  ·         IndustriALL Global Union calls for the prompt and unconditional release of arrested workers  ·         Please continue to send your protest letters February…

Disability, Human Rights and Social Equity Conference – Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO

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Workers in Iran organising against exploitation and repression; Interview with Farid Partovi of IASWI

 Workers in Iran organising against exploitation and repression; Interview with #FaridPartovi of #IASWI  http://disq.us/95d2et   By Piergiorgio Moro Jiselle Hanna November 13, 2015 Interview with Farid Partovi from the International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI) on the situation…

28 protesting workers of Khatoon Abad Copper Mines in custody since January 26, 2016

28 protesting workers of Khatoon Abad Copper Mines in custody since January 26, 2016 And a tribute to slain workers of “Khatoon Abad” 28 protesting workers of Khatoon Abad Smelter (Khatoon Abad Copper Mines) were arrested on January 26, 2016….