Borhan Dyvargar and
all the recently arrested people have to be released
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
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.
Director of the Worker Communist Party of Iran- Hekmatist