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Bob Crow backs our call to free Shahrokh Zamani

We’re delighted to announce today that we have received the backing of the leader of the RMT union Bob Crow. Bob’s solidarity comes alongside that of other activists and union officials who are calling for the release of Shahrokh, who has been in prison for attempting to organise trade unions, since July 2011.


RMT activists show support for Shahrokh

Recently a number of high-profile trade unionists and activists have put their weight behind the campaign.

One activist, formerly an executive officer of the Rail, Maritime and Transport workers union (RMT), Janine Booth, speaking to the Free Shahrokh Zamani Campaign said: 

“Every trade unionist in the world needs to take a stand for every trade unionist in the world who faces repression and persecution. An injury to one is an injury to all.”

Other recent signatories include:

Peter Pinkey, RMT National President

Mike Sargent, RMT Executive, South East region

Nick Quirk, RMT Executive, South West region

Derrick Marr, RMT Executive, London and Anglia region

Janine Booth, RMT Executive, London Transport region

Sean Hoyle, RMT Executive, Wessex region

Glenroy Watson, Chair, RMT Finsbury Park branch

The online petition can be found here:

While we have several thousand signatures on paper, we still short of the 10,000 we believe will be needed to make an impact on the Iranian authorities, so please sign and share! Online petition here: http://www.change.org/en-GB/petitions/the-iranian-government-free-shahrokh-zamani