All victims pulled out of coal mine

It took almost a week for rescue workers to pull out all the bodies of the miners that were killed by an explosion at the coal mine in Golestan Province in early May. The final death toll now stands at 43, with many others injured. The President of Iran, Hassan Rouhani, went to visit the site but was met by an angry workers who survived the blast as well as miners’ families, see video. The miners accused the government of having abandoned the miners and not listening to them previously. As a recent human rights report details, the situation for workers in Iran is very oppressive. Currently there is an international campaign to free Esmail Abdi, an imprisoned teacher.