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Petition to Free Labor Activists in Iran

 

The thirty-three year rule of Iran’s theocratic regime has been an obstacle to all human values. The Islamic regime has shown a complete lack of respect for the individual and collective rights of all social, political and cultural groups in Iran. Among various social groups of the Iranian society, workers have been at the center of attacks on their most basic rights.

Although a signatory to all international treaties regarding workers’ rights for assembly and representation, the Islamic Regime has trampled these basic rights of hardworking Iranian men and women and has instead attempted to pressure them into subordination. As a result of the continuing struggle of the Iranian working class, hundreds of labor activists have been jailed and given long-term sentences and many are even denied their earnings to support their families.

We the undersigned demand the release of these activists (see list below) and are asking the international community to support the rightful demands of the Iranian working class in their struggle for freedom and social justice.

 

 

دادنامه اول ماه مه

 ۳۳سال حاکمیت مستبدانه جمهوری اسلامی درایران،سد راه ارزش نهادن به حرمت انسانی،عدم احترام به آزادیهای ابتدائی،دگراندیش ی وناقض حقوق فردی واجتماعی  اکثر مردم وبنیادهای اجتماعی،سیاسی،فرهنگی مردمی بوده است.

 طبقه کارگرایران جزو یکی ازمحرومترین اقشاراجتماعی بوده و نمایندگان این طبقه برای  تحققق خواسته های کارگران همیشه مورد سرکوب قرار گرفته اند.

 جمهوری اسلامی علیرغم امضای  تمام  میثا ق های  بین المللی کار،همواره مانع شکل گیری تشکلهای مستقل کارگری بوده و بدین ترتیب  سد راه  تحقق آزادی و مشارکت کارگران در ساختن نهادهای اجتماعی جامعه، انتخاب آزاد کار، سندیکا و سایر آزادیهای ابتدائی این طبقه عمل کرده است.

 جمهوری اسلامی همواره درضدیت باحقوق ا صولی واولیه کارگران ایران عملکرده است.طبقه  کارگرایران برای دستیابی به حقوق اولیه خود با سرکوب نیروهای امنیتی حکومت روبروبوده ودرنتیجه این مبارزات صدها نفرازفعالین کارگری تنها به جرمدفاع ازحقوق اولیه خو د تحت تعقیب  وبه زندانهای طولانی محکوم شده اند.اقدامات سرکوبگرانه حکومت اسلامی باعث محرومیت عداد زیادی ازخانواده های کارگری درتامین معاش خود و خانواده شان  گشته است.

  ماامضاءکنندگان این دادنامه ازتمامی نهادهای بین المللی خواستاریم که با استفاده از مصوبه های انسانی و حقوقی بین المللی برای‌آزادی کنشگران کارگری زندانی با ما همگام شوند/ ما را حمایت کنند  .پشتیبانی وحمایت ازخواسته های بحق طبقه کارگرایران ومبارزاتشان گامی است جدی در رسیدن به دموکراسی وعدالت اجتماعی در ایران.

 

 Alireza Akhavan

Teacher and labor rights activist

Shays Amani

Labor rights activist, member of the Free Workers Union of Iran, one of the founders of the National Union of Dismissed and Unemployed Workers (NUDUW)

Sadiq Karimi

Labor rights activist, member of the Free Workers Union of Iran

Mahsa Amirabadi

Labor activist, Massoud Bastani’s spouse

Rasoul Bodaghi

Member of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association of Tehran. labor activist.

Mehdi Farahi Shandiz

51-year-old teacher and labor activist

Abdolreza Ghanbari

School teacher and online professor of the Payam e Nour University. labor activist.

Kaveh Golmohammadi

Member of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations

Mohammad Jarrahi

Member of the Committee to Purse Establishment of Labor union

Nima Pouryaghoub

Labor and student activists.

Sasan Vahebivash

Labor and student activist, prosecuted in the same case as Jarrahi and Zamani, arrested by the Intelligence Department of East Azerbaijan province

Ebrahim Madadi

Vice President of the Tehran Bus Workers’ union

Shahrokh Zamani

Member of the provisional board for reopening the Building Painting Workers Syndicate

Reza Shahabi

Treasurer of the Tehran Bus Workers’ union.

Behnam (Asad) Ebrahimzadeh

Follow-Up Committee to Set Up Free Labor Organization

Nabiollah Bastan Farsiani

Member of the governing board of the Teachers' Trade Association in Charmahal Bakhtyari province, sentenced by the Appeal Court of the province

Tofigh Mortezapour

Member of the governing board of the Teachers' Trade Association of Tabriz. labor activist.

Fariborz Raisdana

The Center of Defenders of Workers’ Rights in Iran and  Iranian writers’ association. labor activist.

Aliakbar Baghani

The Teachers Trade Association of Iran. labor activist.

Mokhtar Asadi

The Teachers Trade Association of Iran. labor activist.

Alireza Saghafy

The Center of Defenders of Workers’ Rights in Iran. Represented the organization in the 97th meeting of ILO in 2008

Vafa Ghaderi

The Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations

Abbas Hashempour

The Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations

Mariam Ziaa

Labor activist

Assadollah Poor-Farhad

 

Saeed Yuzi

 

Ayat Niafar

Well-known Iranian Labor activist, member of The Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organizations

Mahmood Beheshti Langroodi

Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade association in Tehran. labor activist.

Ali Akbar Baqani

Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Tehran. labor activist.

Mahmood Baqeri

Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Tehran. labor activist.

Esmaeel Abdi

Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Tehran. labor activist.

Hashem Khastar

labor activist.

Sediqeh Malki Fard

Wife of Hashem Khastar, member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Khorasan.

Nabi Bastan Faresani

Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Shahre Kord, Char Mahale Bakhtiyari Province. labor activist.

Mohammad Ali Hassan Shirazi

Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd, labor activist.

Mansoor Mirzaee

Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Mohmmad Javad Hesami Far

Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Ahmad Changizi

Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Mohmmad Ali Shahedi

Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Ramezan Ali Nejati

Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Mohammad Mehdi Sediqi

Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Mohammad Hossien Dehqan Poor

Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Ali Qoochani

Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Peyman Nodinian

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Baha –al – Din  Malaki

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Ramin Zandnya

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Mostafa Sarbazan

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Kamal Fakoorian

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association, labor activist.

Ezat Nosrati

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association, labor activist.

Parviz Nasehi

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association, labor activist.

Ali Qorieshi

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association, labor activsit.

Reza Wakili

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association, labor activist.

Hiwa Ahmadi

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association, labor activist.

Sediq Sadeqi

Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association, labor activist.

Mozafar Salehnia

Member of Free Worker’s Union in Sanandaj

Sharif Saed Panah

Member of Free Worker’s Union in Sanandaj

Korosh Bakhshandeh

Member of the  Coordinating Committee to Establish Unions in Sanandaj

Abolfazl Abedini Nasr

Journalist and labour and human rights activist

Shays Amani

Labour rights activist, member of the Free Workers Union of Iran, one of the founders of the National Union of Dismissed and Unemployed Workers (NUDUW)

Reza Shahabi

Treasurer of the Tehran Bus Workers’ union. 


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Petition to Free Labor Activists in Iran



The thirty-three year rule of Iran’s theocratic regime has been an obstacle to all human values. The Islamic regime has shown a complete lack of respect for the individual and collective rights of all social, political and cultural groups in Iran. Among various social groups of the Iranian society, workers have been at the center of attacks on their most basic rights.

Although a signatory to all international treaties regarding workers’ rights for assembly and representation, the Islamic Regime has trampled these basic rights of hardworking Iranian men and women and has instead attempted to pressure them into subordination. As a result of the continuing struggle of the Iranian working class, hundreds of labor activists have been jailed and given long-term sentences and many are even denied their earnings to support their families.

We the undersigned demand the release of these activists (see list below) and are asking the international community to support the rightful demands of the Iranian working class in their struggle for freedom and social justice.

Alireza Akhavan
Teacher and labor rights activist

Shays Amani
Labor rights activist, member of the Free Workers Union of Iran, one of the founders of the National Union of Dismissed and Unemployed Workers (NUDUW)

Sadiq Karimi
Labor rights activist, member of the Free Workers Union of Iran

Mahsa Amirabadi
Labor activist, Massoud Bastani’s spouse

Rasoul Bodaghi
Member of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association of Tehran . labor activist.

Mehdi Farahi Shandiz
51-year-old teacher and labor activist

Abdolreza Ghanbari
School teacher , labor activist

Kaveh Golmohammadi
Member of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations

Mohammad Jarrahi
Member of the Committee to Purse Establishment of Labor union.

Nima Pouryaghoub
Labor and student activists.

Sasan Vahebivash
Labor and student activist.

Ebrahim Madadi
Vice President of the Tehran Bus Workers’ union

Shahrokh Zamani
Member of the provisional board for reopening the Building Painting Workers Syndicate

Reza Shahabi
Treasurer of the Tehran Bus Workers’ union.

Behnam (Asad) Ebrahimzadeh
Follow-Up Committee to Set Up Free Labor Organization

Nabiollah Bastan Farsiani
Member of the governing board of the Teachers' Trade Association in Charmahal Bakhtyari province, sentenced by the Appeal Court of the province, labor activist

Tofigh Mortezapour
Member of the governing board of the Teachers' Trade Association of Tabriz. labor activist

Fariborz Raisdana
The Center of Defenders of Workers’ Rights in Iran and Iranian writers’ association. labor activist

Aliakbar Baghani
The Teachers Trade Association of Iran, labor activist

Mokhtar Asadi
The Teachers Trade Association of Iran. Banned from teaching in Iran. labor activist

Alireza Saghafy
The Center of Defenders of Workers’ Rights in Iran. Represented the organization in the 97th meeting of ILO in 2008

Vafa Ghaderi
The Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations

Abbas Hashempour
The Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations

Mariam Ziaa
Labor activist

Assadollah Poor-Farhad

Saeed Yuzi

Ayat Niafar
Well-known Iranian Labor activist, member of The Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organizations

Mahmood Beheshti Langroodi
Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade association in Tehran.labor activist

Ali Akbar Baqani
Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Tehran.labor activist

Mahmood Baqeri
Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Tehran. labor activist

Esmaeel Abdi
Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Tehran.labor activist.

Hashem Khastar
teacher and member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Khorasan. labor activist

Sediqeh Malki Fard
Teacher’s Trade Association in Khorasan. labor activist

Nabi Bastan Faresani
Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Shahre Kord, Char Mahale Bakhtiyari Province

Mohammad Ali Hassan Shirazi
Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Mansoor Mirzaee
Member of Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Mohmmad Javad Hesami Far
Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Ahmad Changizi
Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Mohmmad Ali Shahedi
Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Ramezan Ali Nejati
Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Mohammad Mehdi Sediqi
Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Mohammad Hossien Dehqan Poor
Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Ali Qoochani
Member of the Iranian Teacher’s Trade Association in Yazd. labor activist.

Peyman Nodinian
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Baha –al – Din Malaki
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Ramin Zandnya
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Mostafa Sarbazan
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Kamal Fakoorian
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Ezat Nosrati
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Parviz Nasehi
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Ali Qorieshi
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Reza Wakili
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activest.

Hiwa Ahmadi
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Sediq Sadeqi
Member of Kurdistan Teacher’s Trade Association. labor activist.

Mozafar Salehnia
Member of Free Worker’s Union in Sanandaj

Sharif Saed Panah
Member of Free Worker’s Union in Sanandaj

Korosh Bakhshandeh
Member of the Coordinating Committee to Establish Unions in Sanandaj

Abolfazl Abedini Nasr
Journalist and labour and human rights activist

Shays Amani
Labour rights activist, member of the Free Workers Union of Iran, one of the founders of the National Union of Dismissed and Unemployed Workers (NUDUW)

Reza Shahabi
Treasurer of the Tehran Bus Workers’ union.