Saturday, July 10, 2010

Iran: union

Amnesty International urged Iranian authorities not to execute by any other method a woman convicted of adultery, following an official statement that she will not be executed by stoning.
The Iranian Embassy in London confirmed that Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani , 43, will not be stoned for adultery.
However, fears remain that she could be hanged.

Yaser Turkeman who is earning his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Amir Kabir University, is transfered to Evin Prison to serve his prisonsentence .
He was sentenced to one year in prison and denied the request to suspend his prison sentence until his graduation. He was taken to ward 350.
source: RAHANA

June 29 is Mahmoud Bagheri, member of board of directors of Teachers Trade Union of Iran, arrested after being summoned by Zone 4 in the Ministry of Education.
Since then there is no information available.His family has been unable to find any information on the status or place of his detention.
source: RAHANA

The campaign “IRI Out of ILO” (Islamic Republic of Iran Out of the International Labor Union), started the RELEASE campaign to bring greater attention to the routine suppression and brutal abuse of workers and their families in Iran.
The aim of the campaign is the immediate and unconditional release of all labour activists who are currently in jail.
The following workers are currently known to be held in various prisons and detention centres in Iran. The actual list is much longer. The whereabouts of some remain unknown.
From Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs United (Vahed) Bus Company:
Mansoor Ossanlou (President)
Ebrahim Madadi (Vice President)
Saeed Torabian (spokesman)
Reza Shahabi (treasurer)

From Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association:
Ghorban Ahmadi
Ali Akbar Baghani
Hossein Bastani Nejad
Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi
Rasoul Bodaghi
Mohammad Davari
Alireza Hashemi (general secretary )
Seyyed Hashem Khastar
Abdollah Momeni

Abdolreza Ghanbari a teacher who was arrested during the Ashuraprotests, is sentenced to death.
Other detained activists are:
Behnam Ebrahim-zadeh
Mehdi Farrahi Shandiz

The undersigners call on all trade unions and human rights organisations around the world and all individuals and organisations appalled by the horrific human rights abuse in Iran to support and sign up to this campaign.

The initial signatories:
Mamad Amiri (Labour activist, Sweden)
Davoud Aram (Labour activist, Canada)
Foroogh Arghavan (Labour activist, Canada)
Masoud Arzhang (Labour activist, Canada)
Naser Asghari (Labour activist, Canada)
Shahla Daneshfar (Labour activist)
Pascal Descamp (Labour activist, member of CGT, France)
Saleh Falahi (Labour activist, transport workers’ union, Norway)
Morteza Fateh (Labour activist, UK)
Ahmad Fatemi (Labour activist, member of Unionen, Sweden)
Reza Fathi (Labour activist, former member of a union in Iran)
Farshad Hosseini (Labour activist, Holland)
Mehran Khorshidi (Labour activist, transport workers’ union, Norway)
Yadi Kouhi (Labour activist, France)
Mehran Mahboobi (Labour activist, Canada)
Manouchehr Mahdavi Tabar (Former member of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company)
Abbas Mandegar (Labour activist, transport workers’ union, Canada)
Shahnaz Morattab (Labour activist, postal workers’ union, Germany)
Arsalan Nazeri (Labour activist, Australia)
Mohammad Nemati (Former member of the Free Union of Iranian Workers
Saber Rahimi (Labour activist, Norway)
Reza Rashidi (Former Member of the Follow-up Committee to Set Up Free Workers’ Organisations in Iran)
Bahram Soroush (Labour activist)
Abbas Zamani (Labour activist, former member of a union in Iran)

Campaign co-ordinators:
Shahla Daneshfar 0044-77798 98968

Bahram Soroush 0044-7852 338334

enduring america

In Iran there are childoffenders, still on death row.

Children are being hanged to death.
A child will be hanged to death.

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