4 February 2012
While 11 trade unionists continue to be jailed in Iran, another leader of the Free Union of Iranian Workers has appeared before court in the city of Sanandaj in the west of Iran.
Mozaffar Saleh Nia, a member of the Union’s executive board, was summoned to Branch Four of the Islamic Republic courts on Wednesday, where he rejected all the charges against him. In January Saleh Nia and another colleague, Sharif Saed Panah, were jailed for 15 days for protesting against the plight of homeless working children. They were freed after days of massive protests outside the detention centre by their families, supporters and the people of the city.
The Free Them Now! campaign condemns this latest attack on trade unionists in Iran, and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all jailed workers.
Free Them Now! Campaign to Free Jailed Workers in Iran
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