The latest statement issued by the Behnam Ebrahimzadeh Defence Committee describes Behnam’s situation on the eleventh day of his hunger strike.

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh

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Hundreds of nurses from the provinces of Tehran, Esfahan, Qom, Mazandaran and Gilan, gathered in front of the Presidential Office in Tehran on Sunday, December 14. They were demanding a meeting with the Iranian regime’s president, Hassan Rohani, so that they could bring their demands to his attention.

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Since its launch in July 2011 the Kurdistan Construction Workers’ Organisation (KCWO) has been campaigning for official recognition by the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq. Although the KRG recognises compliant unions under its jurisdiction, it has so far refused to recognise this independent trade union. With over a thousand members, the KCWO organises Iraqi and Iranian Kurds, as well as construction workers from India, Pakistan and other countries.

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Over 200 miners at Kooshk, Bafgh’s lead and zinc mine, went on strike for a fifth day. They were protesting against appalling conditions and unpaid wages.

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On Sunday, November 16, about 1000 construction workers protested outside the Iranian regime’s ‘parliament’. They were protesting against proposed changes to the social insurance law. Sacked workers from Ilam Petrochemicals were also protesting against unpaid wages and being fired.

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At 9:30am on November 4, in Batifa village located between the towns of Zakho and Dohuk (in Iraqi Kurdistan), four political activists were arrested by the armed forces of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iraq.

Four Kurdish labour activists

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All workers of the Bafgh iron ore mine have now been released and plans to privatise the mine have been shelved.

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