On October 28, security forces once again targeted labour activist Mahmoud Salehi. Mahmoud was leaving the dialysis unit of a hospital in Saqez, in north western Iran, when he was arrested and immediately sentenced to another year in prison. Mahmoud Salehi was the president of the Bakery Workers’ Association and he has been active in the labour movement since the early 1980’s. Mahmoud was first arrested in early 2007 and has been suffering ill health since the early days of his prison life. Unfortunately, Mahmoud Salehi is only one of many labour activists being targeted by the Iranian government.
Free for all political prisoners in Iran! Freedom for workers to organise!