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Statement of Solidarity with Iran Protest

In solidarity with the Iranian workers and people, the Amman Center for Human Rights Studies supports their protests and strikes in Iran to achieve basic rights.

The livelihoods of various Iranian strata, especially factory workers and laborers, are currently very difficult and millions are below the poverty line. Workers from large manufacturing and construction company located in the western province of Markazi are calling for humane working conditions and fair pay. Demonstrations have occurred throughout Iran. Furthermore, 94 cities across Iran, including Tehran are witnessing escalating protests after a gasoline price hike imposed by the state-run National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company. People in Tehran and other major cities throughout the country are blocking roads and highways in their sign of protests. Dozens of people have been killed in various cities by direct firing by the Iranian security forces, thousands have been injured or arrested and taken to the regime’s prisons by the security forces.                                          

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) have exerted excessive force onto these demonstrators. Dozens of people have been killed in various cities by direct firing by the Iranian security forces, thousands have been injured or arrested and taken to the regime’s prisons by the security forces. Peaceful protests, young people and uninvolved individuals have been targeted in arrests and beatings throughout October and November. Article 27 of the Iranian Regime Constitution protects a citizen’s legal right to protest; however, any form of dissent against the regime could warrant an arrest of demonstrators, human rights defenders and critics.

The Amman Center for Human Rights Studies (ACHRS) calls upon the public, rights advocacy bodies, governmental organizations to condemn the violations of the basic rights of Iranian workers, people and students. We demand the immediate and unconditional release of political protestors arrested during the strikes. Furthermore, ACHRS calls upon trade unions, federations, and syndicates in various countries to join the declaration of solidarity with the Iranian workers and demand justice for the wrongfully imprisoned. Attached, is a template statement showing support for the Iranian protests and calling upon international bodies to act. The Center encourages our network of human rights organizations to raise awareness of the urgent situation in Iran.

ِACHRS

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