The Islamic Regime in Iran continues its brutal attack on human rights! This month 17 mine workers were flogged for peacefully protesting the dismissal of 350 workers who worked in gold mines. The Islamic Regime in Iran continues to systematically violate the rights of Iranian workers by not paying them fair/market wages, withholding payment of wages for months at a time and dismissal and firing of workers.

At the same time the Islamic Regime will not allow workers to exercise their legal rights to peacefully protest or to unionize and demand their rights. A prominent labour worker Jafar Azimzadeh is currently serving a 6 year prison term, and has been on a hunger strike for more than 30 days to protest against the brutal treatment of Iranian workers.

Other workers are wrongfully imprisoned and now the Regime has taken on flogging workers for peacefully protesting in order to create an atmosphere of fear and terror! I urge all human rights activists and organizations as well as the Government of Canada to condemn Islamic Regimes systematic persecution of Iranian workers.

Sayeh Hassan is an Iranian-Canadian lawyer, blogger and pro-democracy activist.


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