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Free all members of the "Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations" in Iran
Petition Background (Preamble):
Participants in the meeting were severely beaten by the security agents and transferred to Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj. The majority of detainees were released on June 16th with the exception of two women and seven men who have been detained incommunicado.
Their colleagues and family members are seriously concerned about their safety.
AND WHEREAS: Article 22 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Iran is a signatory state, specifies that “everyone shall have the right to freedom of association with others, including the right to form and join trade unions for the protection of his/her interests;
THEREFORE: We the undersigned strongly condemn the recent raid and arrests of over 60 workers in Karaj, and we demand that the international community declare all the members of "Coordinating Committee" continued detention illegal and bring all possible pressure to bear upon the Islamic Republic of Iran to immediately and unconditionally release them, and all other imprisoned labor activists in Iran.
The Free all members of the "Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations" in Iran petition to ILO, UN, UNHCHR , EU, Navi Pillay, Ban Ki-Moon, European Parliament was written by PaNa1983 and is in the category Workers' rights at GoPetition. Contact author here. Petition tags: labor activist, iran, islamic republic of iran, workers rights, free union of workers in iran, torture, prisoners of conscience, political prisoners, coordinating committee, workers' activist