international workers’ day

September 15, 2015

Imprisoned Labor Activist Dies of Stroke after Being Denied Medical Care

Imprisoned Labor Activist Dies of Stroke after Being Denied Medical Care Authorities Routinely Refuse Medical Treatment to Political Prisoners September 16, 2015—Labor activist Shahrokh Zamani died of a stroke on September 13, 2015, at Rajaee Shahr Prison in the Iranian city of Karaj, days after prison authorities refused him medical treatment. Zamani had repeatedly gone to the prison infirmary during the previous days, reporting severe chest […]... read more
May 8, 2009

Release All Activists Detained on May Day

Release All Activists Detained on May Day (8 May 2009) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran called for the release of all labor activists and six members of the One Million Signatures Campaign still in detention after their violent arrest on 1 May as they gathered to peacefully celebrate the International Workers' Day, and called on the International Labor Organization (ILO) to condemn the arrests. "The brutal and illegal treatment of workers in Iran seeking respect for their rights deserves to ... read more