Mass arrest of labor activists in Iran
By Hoshang Targol at Jun 16, 2012
Urgent news about the arrests of labour activists in Iran.
Yesterday, Friday 15th of June at 12 noon 60 members of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers' organizations and a number of labor activists were arrested by agents of the city of Karaj.
According to the latest news, Mitra Homayooni, Vafa Ghaderi, Reyhaneh Ansari, Khaled Hosseini, Mahmoud Salehi, Saeed Moghaddam, Cyrus Fathi, Ghaleb Hosseini, Mohammad Abdipour, Jalal Hosseini, Alireza Asgari, Masoud Salimpour, Abbas Andriyany, Sediq Amjadi, Fattah Soleimani, Maziar Mehrpour, Mhommad Molanai, Vahed Seyyedeh, Jalil Sharifian, Sediq Khosravi, Yusuf Ab Kharabad, Faramarz Fetrat Nejad Are among the detainees. (If new names appear they will be added to the list).
According to the news, the detainees were transferred to Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj and until now no further news is available.
We, members of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers' organizations, condemn the arrest of the members and other workers activists. We demand the immediate release of all workers activist. We expect all workers activists and organizations to protest against these arrestments.
Further news will be announced later
Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers' organizations