The Independent Iranian Workers’ Union reported (2013-04-11) that Sharif Saaed-panaah, and Mozafar Saaleh-nia were condemned by the Islamic court in Sanandaj to 6 month imprisonment, and have been informed of their sentences by the Islamic court. These two labour activists and board members of the Independent Iranian Workers’ Union (IIWU) were accused of the bogus “crime” of “insolence” against the regime!
Sharif and Mozaffar were arrested on 5 January 2012 by Islamic security forces and released on January 19. These two labour activists were then called to appear in the Islamic court on 15 March 2012 but the court could not find any excuse to establish a crime and condemn them. On 6 of October 2012 Sharif and Saaed were brought to court again to face the same charges, and finally on 23 February appeared in 1st Branch of the Islamic court in Sanandaj.
Working people inside Iran and increasing number of people within the International Labour Movement know that Sharif and Mozaffar, like many other Iranian imprisoned labour activists such as Reza Shahaabi, Bahman Ebrahim-zaadeh , Mohammad Jarahi have not committed any crime other than defending the Union Rights, the most basic rights of Iranian workers who have been pushed to absolute poverty and misery.