Committee of Human Rights Reporters: Open Letter of Labor Activists Shahrokh Zamani and Mohammad Jarrahi to Ahmed Shaheed
Mr. Ahmed Shaheed,
UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights
We, Shahrokh Zamani and Mohammad Jarrahi, labor activists, have been sentenced to a total of 16 years in prison for defending the right to organize, the right to object, and the Iranian workers' legal and guild rights within international labor conventions that have been signed and endorsed by the Islamic Republic of Iran.
Despite our objection to the illegal ruling of Branch One of Tabriz Revolutionary Court, this ruling was confirmed in Branch 11 of Appeals Court and later at Branch 29 of the Supreme Court, without a shred of evidence as to our guilt.
We, members of the Painters' Union, The Follow-Up Committee, and The Committee To Defend Labor Rights, strongly object to the suppression and imprisonment of labor activists and ask you and all human rights organizations to pay special attention to the conditions of imprisoned labor activists.
Shahrokh Zamani and Mohammad Jarrahi,
Tabriz Central Prison
Workers' Rights Defence Association: According to news received from Tabriz prison Shahrokh Zamani and Mohammad Jarahi, two imprisoned workers, are still being held in the isolation block and their situation has become very grave.
In addition to pressure from the prison guards, poor food and the general lack of basic facilities in the jail, Mr Zamani and Mr Jarahi have twice been attacked and beaten by other prisoners.
These ordinary prisoners who had been incited to attack the two workers threw Zamani and Jarahi out of their beds and took over their sleeping area. Zamani and Jarahi are now forced to sleep on the floor. Despite this the prison authorities have refused to transfer them to the general block and they remain in this appalling situation.
We hold the Iranian regime responsible for imprisoning these labour activists in the first place. Both Mr Zamani and Mr Jarahi should be released immediately and unconditionally. All those officials responsible for their mistreatment, abuse and the incitement of other prisoners will one day be held accountable for their crimes against the working class.
Iranian Workers' Solidarity Network
14 February 2012
|Recently by Ghormeh Sabzi||Comments||Date|
|Majid Tavakoli: Prisoner of the day|
|Dec 02, 2012|
|Nasrin Sotoudeh: Prisoner of the day|
|Dec 01, 2012|
|Abdollah Momeni: Prisoner of the day|
|Nov 30, 2012|
|نسرین ستوده: زندانی روز||Dec 04|
|Saeed Malekpour: Prisoner of the day||Lawyer says death sentence suspended||Dec 03|
|Majid Tavakoli: Prisoner of the day||Iterview with mother||Dec 02|
|احسان نراقی: جامعه شناس و نویسنده ۱۳۰۵-۱۳۹۱||Dec 02|
|Nasrin Sotoudeh: Prisoner of the day||46 days on hunger strike||Dec 01|
|Nasrin Sotoudeh: Graffiti||In Barcelona||Nov 30|
|گوهر عشقی: مادر ستار بهشتی||Nov 30|
|Abdollah Momeni: Prisoner of the day||Activist denied leave and family visits for 1.5 years||Nov 30|
|محمد کلالی: یکی از حمله کنندگان به سفارت ایران در برلین||Nov 29|
|Habibollah Golparipour: Prisoner of the day||Kurdish Activist on Death Row||Nov 28|