From the TUC

Take urgent action for Iranian sugar workers’ leader Ali Nejati

13 Apr 2009, By

The TUC has joined a campaign launched by the International Union of Foodworkers (IUF) and Amnesty International, calling for the release of jailed Iranian sugar workers’ leader Ali Nejati, who was arrested on 8 March. Amnesty considers him a prisoner of conscience, detained solely for the peaceful exercise of his right to freedom of expression and association. Full details are on the TUC website, and you can take action through the IUF website and Amnesty’s website.

Please take a moment to act on behalf of this brave Iranian trade unionist, who is in prison for doing what you do every day. And please encourage your colleagues and workmates to do likewise. Trade union rights are human rights, and an injury to one is an injury to all.