با تلاشهای گروه ایران در حزب چپ سوسیالیستی( لیست مشترک – Red-Green Alliance ) نمایندگان چندین اتحادیه کارگری و سازمانهای چپ و نمایندگان پارلمان خواهان آزادی فوری اسماعیل بخشی، سپیده قلیان و دیگر فعالین کارگری زندانی شدند.
تماس با هماهنگ کننده گروه ایران در حزب چپ Red-Green Alliance دانمارک
امیل وطنی Emil Vatani
امضآ کنندگان نامه
دبیر اول کنفدراسیون اتحادیه های کارگری دانمارک Bente Sorgenfrey ( اتحادیه سراسری دانمارک)
مشاور بین المللی کنفدراسیون اتحادیه های کارگری دانمارک Heidi Rønne
رئیس بخش بین الملل فدراسیون اتحادیه کارگران دانمارک (۳F) Jesper Nielsenبزرگترین اتحادیه کارگری دانمارک با ۳۰۰ هزار عضو)
نماینده پارلمان از حزب چپ Red-Green Alliance و سخنگوی سیاست خارجی حزب Eva Flyvholm
نماینده پارلمان از حزب چپ Red-Green Alliance سخنگوی حزب در مسائل کارگری Finn Sørensen
نماینده پارلمان از حزب چپ Red-Green Alliance و سخنگوی مسائل اتحادیه اروپا Søren Søndergaard
سازمان کارگری حزب چپ Red-Green Alliance
هماهنگ کننده سازمان کارگری حزب چپ Red-Green Alliance، Anders Olesen
نایب رئیس اتحادیه مربیان کودک و مددکاران اجتماعی دانمارک، Jan Hoby
سازمان دانشجویان مارکسیست در دانشگاه کپنهاک و دانشگاه Roskilde
سازمان سوسیالیستهای انقلابی ( بخش دانمارک از گرایش مارکسیستی)
WE REQUIRE THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF ESMAEIL BAKHSHI, SEPIDEH GHALIYAN, AND ALL THE OTHER LABOUR ACTIVIST WHO ARE IN PRISON IN IRAN
THIS LETTER IS SIGNED SEPARATELY BY:
Bente Sorgenfrey, First Vice President, Danish Trade Union Confederation (FH).
Heidi Rønne, International Adviser, Danish Trade Union Confederation (FH).
Jesper Nielsen, Head of The International Department, United Federation of Danish Workers (3F).
Eva Flyvholm, Member of Parliament, Red-Green Alliance Denmark, Spokesperson on Foreign affairs.
Finn Sørensen, Member of Parliament, Red-Green Alliance Denmark, Spokesman on Labour Market Affairs.
Søren Søndergaard, Member of Parliament, Red-Green Alliance Denmark, Spokesman on European Affairs.
Trade Union Committee of The Red-Green Alliance Denmark.
Anders Olesen, Trade Union Coordinator, Red-Green Alliance Denmark.
Jan Hoby, Vice Chairman in LFS.
Marxistiske Studerende, Copenhagen University and Roskilde University, Denmark.
Revolutionære Socialister, Danish Section of the International Marxist Tendency.
The Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Workers’ Syndicate reported yesterday that at 11:55 PM, Sunday January 20th, ۲۰۱۹ a caravan of fifteen patrol cars full of armed security and intelligence forces raided Esmaeil Bakhshi’s house and have taken him away to an undisclosed location.
The Haft Tapeh workers syndicate stated that such blatant display of armed repression is an indication of utter desperation from capitalists and their sponsors in their response to workers’ legitimate demands. “What is the meaning and aim of an armed attack on the residence of a worker in the dark of the night? Sugarcane workers Syndicate strongly condemns this attack and demands the immediate and unconditional release of Messrs. Esmail Bakhshi, Ali Nejati and all other incarcerated workers.”
Crucial Background information:
Esmaeil Bakhshi, a representative of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane workers, was incarcerated for almost a month, between November 18, 2018 to December 12, 2018, and subject to most horrendous forms of physical and psychological torture during his detention. Upon his release Mr. Bakhshi issued a statement challenging the Minister of Intelligence to a live television debate (see the link below) about his torture while he was incarcerated. Mr. Bakhshi’s bold response has garnered him tremendous public support and also caused a massive, public response about the issue of torture under the Islamic Republic of Iran
In order to discredit Esmaeil Bakhshi and the claim of torture in Iran’s detention centers, on 19 January, 2019, the state television aired a so called “documentary” in which Bakhshi and Ali Nejati, a member of the board of directors of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane workers, along with a few others, were shown, confessing to their “crimes” of connecting with “Marxist” and “communist” groups in Iran and labour activists abroad. But since the public knows very well these statements were made under torture and threats, there has been a great backlash against the government and increased public sympathy for Esmaeil Bakhshi, Ali Nejati and other tortured detainees.
The Islamic Republic of Iran and its intelligence and judiciary forces are aiming not only to discredit Sugarcane workers’ protests by this “documentary” but also to use it as a prelude and as an excuse to unleash a massive, nation-wide campaign of repression against all protesting workers and their supporters. In that so called “documentary” they have also plotted against Ahvaz steel workers and their strike actions.
Ms. Sepideh Gholian, an independent journalist and social activist, who was also arrested on November 18, 2018 because of her solidarity efforts in support of sugarcane workers, was subject to inhumane physical and psychological torture during her detention as well. Ms. Gholian’s response to airing of this “documentary” was to emphasis the fact that all her statements while she was incarcerated were detained through torture. In response to her continued defiance government security forces attacked Ms. Gholian’s residence on 20 January, 2019 and arrested both she and her brother (both of them and their mother were beaten and bloodied). On the same day Esmaeil Bakhshi’s house was also raided, on 11:55 PM, by a caravan of fifteen patrol cars, packed with armed security and intelligence forces, who detained Mr. Bakhshi and have moved him to an undisclosed location.
The international labour movement knows really well about the anti-worker and repressive policies and practices of the Islamic Republic of Iran and its bloody history of repression in the past forty years, and all the reports and evidence at the moment points to yet another massive nation-wide campaign of repression at work. We urge all progressive individuals, Human Rights institutions and Labour unions and organizations to stand with incarcerated Iranian workers and their supporters, and to demand their immediate and unconditional release.
Letter is prepared by:
International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI)
January 21, 2019