Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Fascism watch: Iran

From LabourStart:

Iran: Protest intensified repression against labour activists - No to whippings and executions!
Sousan Razani and Shiva Kheirabadi.Repression against labour activists in Iran is intensifying. In recent weeks, there have been numerous cases of arrests and jailings. Most shocking perhaps was the sentencing of two women labour activists (Sousan Razani and Shiva Kheirabadi, pictured) to 15 lashes and four months in prison -- for the "crime" of participating in a May Day celebration.

Additional cases which concern us include:

Mr. Abdullah Khani, 40 lashes and 91 days in prison
Mr. Seyed Qaleb Hosseini, 50 lashes and 6 months in prison
Mr. Khaled Hosseini, 30 lashes and suspended prison sentence
Mr. Farzad Kamangar, a Kurdish teacher, sentenced to death
Mr. Afshin Shams, arrested
Mr. Mansour Osanloo, leader of Tehran's bus workers, in prison since July 2007

1 comment:

Incognito said...

Farzad was due to be executed today.. but wasn't.. there's an action alert out... I posted on it.

Hope all is well.