After 45 day illegal detention Ali Aazaadi has called home
According to the Coordinating Committee on Wednesday 17 April, Ali Aazaadi, labour activist and member of Coordinating Committee who was arrested on bogus charges by the Information Office in Sanandaj and has been detained for the past 45 days has in a phone call to his wife announced his interrogations completed and called his continued detention illegal.
Ali has complained about his critical health and the authorities’ unwillingness to provide the necessary care and medication. He has also complained about unsanitary conditions of the detention.
Ali’s family are worried about Ali’s health.
We along with Ali’s family, his friends and his colleagues in the Coordinating Committee, honourable people of Sanandaj and workers all over Iran demand Ali’s immediate and unconditional release.
[Original PR in Farsi]
Sharif (left) and Mozaffar (right) board members of the Independent Iranian Workers’ Union have been sentenced to 6 month imprisonment based on bogus charges.
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.
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.