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Labour activist arrested as worker unrest grows

Labour activist Hatam Samadi has been arrested by plainclothes officials and transferred to an unknown location.

The Coordination Committee for Establishing Labour Organizations issued a statement saying committee member Hatam Samadi was arrested at 10 AM at his workplace and his arrest has been reported to his family by the Sanandaj Intelligence Bureau. » read more

Prosecutor agrees to jailed activist’s demands

Jailed Iranian labour activist Reza Shahabi has ended his 50-day hunger strike after the Tehran Prosecutor agreed to his demands.

Reports indicate that one of prosecutor’s deputies, Mehdi Khodabakhshi, visited Shahabi in hospital on Sunday July 20 and accepted his demands for ending his strike. » read more

One of two detained labour activists gets released

Jamil Mohammadi, an executive member of the Free Union of Iranian Workers and an organizer of a workers protest petition, has been released by Iranian authorities. » read more

Workers still detained after May Day arrests

Labour activist Davood Razavi reports that workers arrested on or around International Workers’ Day remain in custody. » read more

Iranian official says workers should get permit for march

Ayatollah Rafsanjani, the head of Iran’s Expediency Council, has officially called on the administration to issue a permit for a march on International Workers’ Day. » read more

Labour activist ends jail strike after promise of relocation

Jailed Iranian labour activist Shahrokh Zamani finally ended his hunger strike on Monday April 14, after authorities agreed to his demand that he be returned to Rejai Shahr Prison. » read more

Jailed activist’s hunger strike reaches 35 days

Jailed Iranian labour activist Shahroukh Zamani is continuing his hunger strike and has now been refusing food for 35 days. » read more

Prisoners refuse food to support sugarcane workers

Two Iranian political prisoners have begun a hunger strike in support of the protest movement by Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Company workers. » read more

Labour activist Hosseiny summoned to court again

Iranian labour activist Khaled Hosseiny, a member of the Coordination Committee for Establishment of Labour Organizations, has been summoned for the fourth time by the judiciary. » read more

Concern mounts for jailed Iranian labour activist

Human rights groups have expressed grave concern regarding the health of jailed labour activist Reza Shahabi in Tehran’s Evin Prison. » read more