Earlier this month, well-known labour activist and former political prisoner Mohammad Jarahi died of cancer. Mohammad Jarahi was 59 years of age and had been a long time member of the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organisations, which fought for the establishment of independent worker organisations in Iran. Mohammed died from wide ranging complications from a lack of proper treatment during his five-year imprisonment. He was just one of many workers targeted in Iran by authorities. Labour activists hold the Iranian government responsible for his death. Activists like Mohammad Jarahi continue to inspire a new generation of workers to fight against the Iranian government.
Free for all political prisoners in Iran! Freedom for workers to organise!