Iran: Government Trampling Workers’ Rights
The Iranian government is increasingly  violating workers’ rights to peaceful assembly and association. Dozens of labor and independent trade union activists are in prison for speaking out in defense of workers.
Labor rights groups say that the rights of Iranian workers have come under increasing attack during the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Security forces have harassed and arbitrarily arrested an increasing number of striking workers, who are then subjected to politically motivated prosecutions and unfair trials.
Photo: An Iranian worker carries car parts in Tehran on June 20, 2011. © 2011 Reuters
Iran: Government Trampling Workers’ Rights

The Iranian government is increasingly  violating workers’ rights to peaceful assembly and association. Dozens of labor and independent trade union activists are in prison for speaking out in defense of workers.

Labor rights groups say that the rights of Iranian workers have come under increasing attack during the presidency of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Security forces have harassed and arbitrarily arrested an increasing number of striking workers, who are then subjected to politically motivated prosecutions and unfair trials.

Photo: An Iranian worker carries car parts in Tehran on June 20, 2011. © 2011 Reuters