In a letter to International Trade Union Confederation, Free Union of Iranian Workers blasted local authorities for systematic oppressions, imprisonment and prosecution of their members.
“The assault by security forces and the judiciary on the members of the Free Union of Iranian Workers has been continuous since the union’s founding in 2006,” the letter reads. “Many members of this labor organization have been arrested and prosecuted.”
Many Iranian and International human rights organization condemned the ongoing arrests of labour and human rights activists and asked the Islamic government to release them unconditionally.
Iranian workers have been protesting over delaying and law salaries.
“The extent of repression and assaults on workers in Iran is not limited to the Free Union of Iranian Workers. It includes all labor organizations and workers in various production centers and their supporters,” the union added.
According to this Union, Iranian authorities and security forces have threatened the organization to “destroy the Union” if they continue on their activities.