Thursday, March 5, 2015 5:35:19 PM
Labor activists have been persecuted and suppressed since the tenure of Republic Islamic of Iran in 1979.
This report has mentioned conditions of some of the labor activists who have been convicted to long term imprisonment.
Mr. Reza Shahabi Zakariya, a labor activist and member of Syndicate of Workers of Bus Company, was arrested and taken to prison by officials of the regime of Iran on 12 June 2010. Reza had convicted to six years imprisonment on the charge of propaganda against the regime and acting against national security at 15 branch of Revolutionary Court in Tehran by Judge Salavati after having months in the prison. He had been also twice on hunger strike due to his undecided condition during the detention.
Mr. Shahrokh Zamani, a labor activist, was arrested by officials of Intelligence Service of Iran at his workplace in Tabriz city on 2012. After a while, he was totally sentenced to 11 years and six months imprisonment on the charge of collusion and acting against national security and insulting to the Supreme leader of Iran in the Revolutionary Court.
Mr. Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a labor activist, was arrested and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment at 15 ward in the Revolutionary Court that was reduced by the appeal court to five years. He was also sentenced to nine years and six months imprisonment when he had spent his remaining imprisonment term in prison. He suffers from arthritis of the neck, stomach bleeding and severe pain in his gum and ears.
Mr.Mehrdad Aminvaziri, a labor activist,was summoned at the first branch of the Revolutionary Court in Sanandaj city and sentenced to five years and ninety-one days imprisonment on 4 March 2015.
Mehrdad had been arrested and taken to an unknown location by plain clothes at his workplace on 1 Jan 2015, although, he was released on the bail after having ten days in the detention. He was reportedly accused of the political party activities and taking part in the demonstration to support Kobani resistance.
Mehrdad had started a hunger strike to protest his unlawful arrest by plain clothes and announced that I will continue the hunger strike till my demand to be met.
It should be noted that he was arrested and sentenced to five years at the same branch of the Revolutionary Court on 2011 while he had spent 32 days in the Islamic Republic of Iran chambers.
Mehrdad was also summoned to the intelligence service through official phone call and reportedly sustained to long interrogation and has been freed after undergoing to such humiliation and ill-treatment at the hands of agents on 13 Dec 2014
Mr. Saeed Shirzad, a children labor activist, was arrested in his workplace on 2 June 2014. He had been formerly arrested during the earth-quake of Ahar city in Azerbaijan province on 21 August 2012. Saeed was exiled to Rajai Shahr due to their hunger strike in order to return their inmates from solitary confinement. The prisoners had protested against compulsory fueled in the prison yard in winter and warm clothes shortage for inmates at ward eight in Evin prison, after the protest, eight of the prisoners were taken to solitary confinement. It should be noted that Saeed had been kept in Evin prison before exile.
Mr. Jamil Mohammadi, a labor activist and one of the coordinators of the forty thousand labors protest, was sentenced to three years and six months imprisonment on the charge of collusion against national security through participating in the protests in the Revolutionary Court which chaired by Judge Salavati on 4 March 2015.
Mr. Farzad Moradinia, labor activist, and a member of the Coordinating Committee is released on bail of 70 Million Tomans on 5 Jan 2015, after spending 25 days in Intelligent Service office of Sanandaj.
According to reports, Farzad was arrested on the charge of establishing labor organizations on 7 Dec 2014 by plain-clothes officials who had masked their faces.
At the moment, there is no statement of his charge to detaining.
He suffers chronic gastrointestinal, and he had severe stomach bleeding at the night before detention. Medical specialists had told his family that he needs immediate surgery.
It should be noted; labor activists are being under savage pressure and arresting without reason or verdict.
Mr. Hassan Ahmadi, a labor activist, was arrested by Intelligence Service officials on 27 Feb 2015. He was taken to an unknown location afterwards his father house had been interrogated by officials. There is no information of his condition and reason of the arrest.
Mr. Ribwar Abdollahi, a labor activist, had been summoned and arrested by Intelligence Service of Sanandaj city on 10 Dec 2014. He was released on the bail of 50 million Tomans on 29 Dec 2014. And as of yet, the officials have not reportedly expressed reason of arrest.
Mr. Afshin Osanlou, a labor activist, was arrested and sentenced to five years imprisonment at 15 branch of the Revolutionary Court which chaired by Judge Salavati on 17 Dec 2010. He was frequently tortured in the prison and died on 21 June 2013 due to lack of health treatment after all torture and beating he has been undergone.
By: Kaveh Taheri