Dec 18, 2018

Ahwaz : Iran Arrests 28 Strikers from Ahwaz Steel Industry Company

According to reports from Iranian Workers Union, today 17 December 2018 , 28 workers from the Ahwaz Steel National Industrial Group, who have striking for more than one month, been arrested by security forces and transferred to an undisclosed location.

The following is the list of workers currently detained: 1- Meysam Ali Ghanavati 2- Isa Mar’ee 3- Amin Alvani 4- Morteza Akbarian 5- Taregh Khalafi 6- Masoud Afri 7- Jafar Sobhani 8-Mostafa Ebeyat 9-Gharib Houizawi 10- Karim Sayahi 11- Hamed Baseri 12- Hafez Kanaani 13 - Hamed Jodaki 14- Hossein Davoodi 15- Kazem Heydari 16- Yasser Ebrahimian 17- Majid Janandleh 18- Cyrus Ismaili 19- Ali Agh’ba 20- Mohsen Baluti 21- Mohammad Pour Hasan 22- Mohsen Pah’bati 23- Seyyed Habib Tabataba’i 24- Jassem Romezi 25 - Ali Etmami 26- Seyyed Ali Javadpour 27- Javad Gholami 28 - Abdolreza Dasti    

Despite the crackdown and arrests, workers of the Ahwaz Steel National Industrial Group, continued their protests for 37th day in the city centre of Ahwaz and shouted slogans demanding the release of their fellow colleagues, and putting an end to state corruption. The Ahwazi Human Rights Organization condemns the arrest of labor activists by the security forces. We also condemns the crackdown on labor protests and peaceful strikers who are demanding the immediate release of their detained colleagues, and their unpaid wages.