The teachers union leader, Esmail Abdi was returned to prison on January 20 after a few days of release. Esmail has been a tireless labour campaigner both in and out of jail. The health situation of Reza Shahabi, another imprisoned union activist in the high security Evin Prison, continues to be very serious. Reza’s supporters were recently brutally attacked by security forces. A recently released labour activist, Reza Salehi, has put out an open letter denouncing wars in the region. This repression against labour activists in Iran is occurring in a period of major class and social struggles inside Iran (see here, here and here).
Free for all political prisoners in Iran! Freedom for workers to organise!
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