Iranian imprisoned workers to start hunger strike

Two imprisoned labour activists in Iran, Jafar Azimzadeh and Esmail Abdi, have announced that they will start a hunger strike at the end of April to coincide with May Day as an expression of solidarity with workers worldwide. Jafar and Esmail, both of whom have been arrested for labour activities, have released a statement protesting against the government’s labour policies and the ongoing exploitation of workers in Iran. Unfortunately, Jafar and Esmail are only two of the many labour activists who are in jail for the crime of trying to organise and improve workers conditions.