FIGHTING THE ENEMY FROM INSIDE: THE STRUGGLE FOR FREEDOM OF TRADE UNIONIST SHAHROKH ZAMANI ARRIVES IN TEHRAN (PICTURES)

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Iran regime arrested trade unionist Shahrokh Zamani in June 8, 2011 in Tabriz. His only crime was the attempt to establish an independent trade unions to fight for workers’ rights. Mr. Zamani is a member of the Painters’ Union, and decided to protest against the poor working condition inside the Islamic Republic. As said before, the Intelligence arrested Zamani and charged him with “propaganda”, ” endangering national security” and “participating in illegal organization”. At the first time he was exiled to Yazd prison, however the authorities of Yazd province returned him Tabriz Prison after some months. After serving some months in Tabriz Prison he was transferred to Rajai Shahr Prison in Karaj and since March 11th he has been exiled to Ghezelhesar Prison in Karaj where there is no other political prisoner. Human Rights activists denounced that, once in prison, Shahrokh Zamani was physically and psychologically abused, denied visitors and medication. Regime condemned him to 11 years in jail. In order to protest against the detention condition, Shahrok Zamani decided to declare the hunger strike. His lawyer, Mr. Said Naghi Mahmoudi, said that “Shahrokh has lost 17 kg of his weight during past 36 days and has been taken to the clinic of the prison several times“.

Now, thanks brave people, the campaign to free Shahrokh Zamani arrived also inside Iran. Below, some pictures which arrive dicrectly from Tehran. In the flyer, the activists denounced Iran regime crimes and asked for immediately release of Zamani.

Take action and sign immediately the petition: http://www.workersliberty.org/story/2013/09/10/help-free-shahrokh-zamani

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