IRAN: Briefing Note on the Repression of Trade Unionists

The prohibition of independent peaceful gatherings in Iran during Labour Day this year – as in 2016 – was once again a clear example of the ongoing repression and harassment of trade unionists and workers in Iran. This repression is part of a systematic denial of the most basic rights of workers in Iran, who are subjected to discriminatory and politically motivated laws and a judicial system that is set to silence independent labour movements and other dissidents.


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