Arbitrary Detention of Trade Unionists Continues
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
10-Apr-2009 (4 comments)

The month-long detention and solitary confinement of Ali Nejati, President of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Cane Union, is without legal justification, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. Nejati’s whereabouts were finally revealed after his wife visited him at the Intelligence Detention Center in Ahwaz on 6 April 2009. She was allowed to see him for only a few minutes.Ali Nejati was arrested by Intelligence officials at his home on 8 March 2009. His lawyer, Mohammad Olyaeifard, informed the Campaign that he only learned of his client’s case and whereabouts on 6 April.

Paymaneh Amiri

Shut up or I'll shut you up

by Paymaneh Amiri on

IRI authorities' crackdown on any voices of dissent and protest continues.  Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's promise to share the oil revenue with all Iranians a distant memory, anyone who protests the government's poor economic policies faces nightmarish tales of detention, solitary confinement, and torture.  It seems Iranian authorities continue to get bolder in eliminating and silencing anyone who dares say anything these days.



Does anyone have Ali nejati's picture?

by AmirBahram on

I have a brother in law with the same name. I have lost contact with all my family in Iran. I appreciate any information about him or the family. If he is the same guy, his wife is my sister.



by MRX1 on

would you even need a wokers union in a counry that has islam nabe mohammadi in it's core.


Paymaneh jan

by IRANdokht on

Thank you for the post. Unfortunately the workers unions are a sore spot for all types of dictatorship and capitalism alike.

I wish these courageous activists freedom and safety. Is there anything we can do to show our support?