Forming Our Own Political and Trade Organizations is Our Right!
Behzaad Faraj-ollahi, a labour rights activist and a member of Coordinating Committee in Sanandaj was released on bail after about 2 month detention. Behzaad has not been charged yet.
Iran Sanandaj: 2013-04-10
According to the Coordinating Committee Behzaad Farj-ollaahi was released on bail yesterday, Tuesday 9 April [read the original press release in Farsi here].He was received by family members, friends and colleagues from the Coordinating Committee.
We congratulate Behzaad , his family members, Coordinating Committee and honorable people of Sanandaj on Behzad’s release.
We demand unconditional release of Ghaaleb Hoseini and Ali Aazaadi, as well as all other jailed labour and political activists.
Coordinating Committee has in a separate press release[read the original press release in Farsi here]reported that Haamed Mahmood-nezhaad, Khaaled Hoseini and Vafaa Ghaaderi who were also released on bail appeared yesterday Tuesday 09 April 2013 in front of the branch 5 of Sanandaj Court to defend themselves against charges, “membership in the Coordinating Committee”!
Coordinating Committee reports that these three members of the Committee have defended their membership in the Committee and the Committee’s positions.
Iran, Sanandaj: 2013-04-08
[Coordinating Committee’s report in Farsi]
In 2 month have family members, friends and colleagues of the detained Coordinating Committee members protested outside the “Information” office in Sanandaj.
Coordinating Committee reports that after 2 month struggle of the families and friends and colleagues, 3 of the detained labour activists were today, 8 April freed on bail. A jubilant crowd of family members, friends and members of the Coordinating Committee-Sanandaj received these beloved activists outside the court. Those released today are : Vafaa Ghaaderi, Haamed Mahmood-nezhad, and Khaaled Hoseini. CCHFWO reports that the Behzaad Faraj-ollahi’s bail is also sett at 50 Million Tuman and the paper work for his release is not completed yet.
There is no news of the charges and conditions of Ghaaleb Hoseini and Ali Aazaadi.
We congratulate our class comrades, released worker activists, their families and friends,the honorable people of Sanandaj and of course the Coordinating Committee on this victory.
We demand release of Ghaaleb Hoseini and Ali Aazaadi and all other labour activists.
We Condemn Arrest of Labour activists- Haft-tapeh Sugar-cane Syndicate
(Originally published in Farsi at: CCHFWO)
Workers, freedom loving people!
It is more than 20 days since a number of Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations members, Ghaaleb Hoseini, Khaaled Hoseini, Behzaad Faraj-ollahi, Vafaa Ghaaderi, Ali Aazaadi, and Haamed Mahmood-nezhaad have been arrested and despite follow up by their families and friends are still detained in uncertainty.
These arrests, intimidations and threats are taking place while Fariborz Raeys-daanaa, Mohammad Jaraahi, Shahrokh Zamaani, Pedraam Nasr-ollahi, Rasoul Bodaaghi, Abdol-rezaa Ghanbari as well as many other labour and political activists are imprisoned under horrendous conditions.
These labour activists are being detained and prosecuted while the poor classes are living in misery due to the low life standards and wages and high level of unemployment. Naturally under such circumstances the working class and labour activists have no other choice but struggle to form independent labour organisations to pursuit their demands and claims, and these suppressive actions can not stop the efforts and struggles of the labour activists.
We Haft-tapeh Sugar cane workers condemn the arrest of these activists and demand their unconditional release of all imprisoned labourers and labour activists.
Haft-tapeh Sugar-cane workers’ syndicate
3 April 2013
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