Reza Rakhshan shall be released!
According to a
statement by Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Workers' Syndicate, Reza Rakhshan,
chairperson of this autonomous workers organization, who had been
sentenced to six months of imprisonment , based on the phony charges of
spreading false information and “distressing public” opinion, on Monday
January 3rd was called to attend Shosh District Attorney
office and from there was led to Dezful's Fajr prison.
The endeavor to free
Reza Rakhshan and all other incarcerated labour activists in Iran, to
disappoint Islamic Republic in its machinations to spread fear amongst
workers and separate labour activists from ordinary workers shall
vigorously be continued.
condemns all charges against Reza Rakhshan and his incarceration. We ask
all labour activists and workers', human rights and progressive
organizations to assist in securing freedom for Reza Rakhshan and all
other labour activists in Iran.
International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran
Monday January 3, 2011