ICHR strongly calls on the government of Iran to stop persecution of the workers and to release all the labour rights activists immediately and unconditionally. As it’s their human rights to form a labour union on International Workers’ Day and any other day.
As the world approaches the International Workers’ Day, on May 1st, A group of labor activists in Tehran were arrested by the security forces in a gathering at Jahan Nama park in Tehran and taken to an undisclosed location.
12 of the workers from the peaceful gathering were arrested, and Alireza Saghafi, Haleh Safarzadeh, Parvin Mohammadi, Valeh Zamani, Saeed Torabian, Mostafa Shokat, Amir Abbasi, Safyar Ghorbani, and Foad Fathi also were among the arrested workers.
The reasons for their arrest is unknown, but the surge of these arrest and threat all started as we are approaching the International Labour Day, and this is the government’s attempt to prevent the formation of labor unions on this day.
In the past few days, more workers across the country have been summoned to intelligence ministry and interrogated as well as warned against organizing ceremonies on the International Workers’ Day.
This is yet another human rights violations by the government of Iran, which has on many occasions proven that they have zero respect for rule of laws and completely ignoring the international human rights laws.
ICHR strongly calls on government of Iran to stop persecution of the workers and to release all the labour rights activists immediately and unconditionally.