Clampdown on Iranian workers

June 27, 2012 at 7:32 am (Civil liberties, Eric Lee, Human rights, internationalism, Iran, Jim D, solidarity, unions, workers)

From the (Iranian) Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations, via LabourStart:

« URGENT ACTION: Reza Shahabi given 6 years sentence.  Massive clampdown on Iranian labour activists »

Mahmoud Saleh and 59 activists arrested On Friday 15th June at noon, 60 members of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations and a number of labour activists were arrested by agents of Karaj city.

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, Jalil Mohammadi, Nezam Sadeghi, Afshin Nadimi, Hussain Pilooti, Rahman Ebrahim Zadeh, Abbas Hashem Poor are among the detainees. (If new names appear, they will be added to the list).

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

UPDATE: As of 16 June, nine still remain in the custody of the intelligence office. Others including Salehi have been released. They are believed to be:- Cyrus Fathi, Alireza Asqari, Jalil Mohammadi, Saeed Marzban, Masood Salim Pour, Maziar Mehrpour, Reyhaneh Ansari, Faramarz Fetrat Nejad and Mitra Homayouni.


  1. Fasterpussycat Miaow! Miaow! Miaow! said,

    Jim, I’m getting emails from your account, your email box has been hacked. Get some antivirus software or change your password from zionist1 to something more secure…

  2. Jim Denham said,

    Yes, I know Pussycat: others have also been in touch. I apologise and will be taking action to sort it out.

  3. Boleyn Ali said,

    Notice how he didn’t deny the “zionist1” point?

    • Monsuer Jelly est Formidable said,

      yes. probably hacked by zionazis as well. isn’t it.

      • Boleyn Ali said,


      • Monsuer Jelly est Formidable said,

        want some of that ham with an egg in it. for sure. isn’t it.

  4. Rafter said,

    Yes, this my house, my fathers and his before and more.I cannot live here now.

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