Iranian workers continue battle on multiple fronts

This week, more than one thousand teachers in Iran issued a public statement calling for the unconditional and immediate release of Mohsen Omrani. Omrani is serving a one year sentence for ‘propaganda against the state’ for organising teachers in the southern port city of Bushehr. In a separate case involving another teacher, Esmail Abdi has now been returned to prison after being released a few months ago on health grounds. In a follow up from last week’s story on the actions by the Haft Tapeh sugarcane dispute, it has been reported that authorities have recently arrested 15 workers in an attempt to break the workers’ determination.