اول کودکان، کمپین بین المللی دفاع از حقوق کودکان

Children First, International Campaign For children's Rights

Borhan Dyvargar and all the recently arrested people have to be released immediately!

To:  All Unions, worker organizations, progressive and human rights organizations.

 

Based on the recived information, Borhan Dyvangar a well known activist in the worker movement has been arrested by the Islamic republic of Iran’s intelligence police on Sunday 7.Aug. 2005 in the city of Saqz.  His imprisonment is the follow-up of the recent one thousand individual arrests from the province of Kurdistan.

Borhan a member of the investigation committee for establishing worker organizations and one of the founders of the general organization for the unemployed and also the director of the Association of Defending Children’s Rights in the city of Saqz.  Borhan is also the administrator for the website www.tashakol.com.  Furthermore, he was one of the speakers at the May Day celebration in the cities of Tehran and Saqz in 2004 and 2005. Borhan was once before arrested along with 6 other organizers during the May Day celebration in 2004.  The authorities of the Islamic republic of Iran were unable to prove the unfounded accusations in their “courts of justice”.

On the day of the general strike in Kurdistan, once again the Islamic republic’s forces invaded Borhan’s residence and in addition to terrifying Borhan’s family they also arrested him and confiscated his computer and his personal belonging. 

On the morning of the same day he was taken to court for a hearing of the accusations against him.  The Islamic republic authorities stated that Borhan has been arrested for being a member of the investigation committee of free worker organizations; also, establishing the organization for the unemployed workers, and administrating a website for the workers. In addition he was accused of spreading propaganda, encouraging people to participate in a general strike in Kurdestan.  Anyone will agree that the accusations declare against Borhan by the Islamic regime is the basic and fundamental rights of any citizen within any society; but Islamic republic has prohibited these rights for all the people in Iran. In this way, the accusations proclaimed against Borhan Dyvangar are groundless.  Furthermore, Borhan’s life is in imminent danger.  Therefore, this is a call of support to every union, worker organizations, and progressive left organizations and individuals, to pressure the Islamic Republic of Iran in their unique ways for releasing Borhan Dyvangar and all the arrested people from the recent events.  I hope you will take urgent actions as a part of your immediate agenda. 

 

With regards,

Rahman Hosain Zadeh

Assistance Director of the Worker Communist Party of Iran- Hekmatist