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Iran: New wave of arrests of labour activists prior to May Day

In partnership with the International Transport Workers Federation (ITF) and the International Trade Union Confederation

Labour activists in Iran have once again found themselves the target of persecution for exercising their legal and rightful trade union activities. On the eve of May Day, on 29 April 2015, Davood Razavi and Ebrahim Madadi of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company were reportedly arrested and incarcerated in Section 209 of Evin prison where political prisoners are detained. Earlier, on 28 April 2015, Mahmoud Salehi and Osman Ismaili, of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers' Organizations were also arrested. The reasons for the arrests are not known. There have also been reports of other incidents against labour activists.

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