Marzieh Amiri, one of the detainees of Labour Day 2019, is a correspondent for Shargh newspaper and a student of social sciences at the University of Tehran. On August 13th she was tried at Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran.
Sepideh Gholian’s trial began on August 3rd 2019. The following is a statement by the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers’ Union, issued on August 10th.
Marzieh Amiri, Atefeh Rangriz and Neda Naji are still in jail 100 days after they were arrested on May Day 2019.
Sepideh Gholian went on hunger strike on the morning of Saturday 3rd August 2019. She will be on hunger strike until her trial on July 27th. She is protesting against the way the Iranian regime’s authorities have treated her and her parents, as well as the several prison transfers. She is now in Gharchak prison, about 800km from home. Continue reading
The following is a statement released by @Maydayarrests, a Telegram channel set up for publicising the plight of activists arrested on May Day 2019. It was published on June 17th.
The Haft Tappeh workers’ independent channel on Telegram has published a list of workers, supporters and family members who have been arrested, interrogated, as well as intimidated and harassed in other ways during the struggles of the Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane Workers’ Union. The list even includes people who happened to be guests in workers’ homes when they were raided by the police, Intelligence Ministry or other authorities of the Iranian regime. Continue reading