Denis Lemelin, the national president of Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), shows his solidarity with Free Behnam campaign.
On 14th January 2015, Denis Lemelin ,on behalf of CUPW which represents 54,000 workers has sent a letter to Hassan Rouhani to demanded the immediate release of jailed labour activist, Behnam Ebrahimzadeh. In the letter he stated:
“ On behalf of 54,000 members of Canadian Union of Postal Workers, I am writing to demand the release of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh. Behnam is a labour and children’s rights activist who has been unjustly imprisoned in Iran for over four years.”
We call on all labour unions and concerned individuals and organisations to show their solidarity with Free Behnam campaign and demand the immediate release of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh.
Please see below ways to support Behnam.
Free Behnam campaign
Ways to help:
SIGN PETITION: http://chn.ge/1xr3BZD
please put this petition on your website/blog and share on social media.
ACT of solidarity: ASK your union/organisation to issue a statement in support of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, TAKE A PICTURE while holding #FreeBehnam photo
TWEET USING: #FreeBehnam Sample Tweet:
@eu_eeas @UN @ILOACTRIV #IRAN #FreeBehnam Ebrahimzadeh Jailed #Labour Activist SIGN http://chn.ge/1xr3BZD READ http://wp.me/P3apIv-jR
International Labour Organization Bureau for Workers’ Activities(ILOACTRIV)
Ms. Maria Helena ANDRE, Director
SAMPLE LETTER (it takes only a minute to copy & send the following letter )
TO: The director of the ILO- Bureau for Workers’ Activities(ILOACTRIV)
Dear Ms. Maria Helena Andre
I express my strongest protest against the imprisonment and the jail sentence of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, the jailed labour’s activist in Iran. The authorities in Iran must be put under pressure to release Behnam Ebrahimzadeh immediately and unconditionally.
I am the voice of Behnam Ebrahimzadeh
Name. . . . . . . .
City/country . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Free Behnam campaign is supported by the following:
Amnesty International- Sweden, Canadian Union of Postal Workers(CUPW), The Swedish Trade Union Confederation (LO), ), The Tunisian General Labour Union (UGTT) , Organisation of Construction Workers in Kurdistan-Iraq, Workers Solidarity Network Of the Middle East and North Africa” (WSNMN), Mothers against Execution, Committee in Defence of Sharokh Zamani, numbers of political prisoners in Rajaeeshahr Prison.
About Behnam Ebrahimzadeh and Free Behnam campaign:
#FreeBehnam campaign has been initiated by the following three organisations in January 2015. For more information please contact the organisations’ website and their spokespersons.
Campaign to Free Political Prisoners in Iran (CFPPI)
Spokesperson: Shiva Mahbobi
firstname.lastname@example.org, 0044 0 757235 6661
Free Them Now (Campaign to free jailed workers in IRAN)
Spokesperson: Shahla Daneshfar
email@example.com , 0044 0 777989 8968
Children First Now
Spokesperson: Afsaneh Vahdat
firstname.lastname@example.org , 0046-702468454