Jailed labour activist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh is transferred to another prison
Amnesty International-Sweden in support of #FreeBehnam
Behnam Ebrahimzadeh has been transferred from ward 209 Evin prison to the quarantine section of Gohardash prison on 16 February 2015. Behnam’s family has not been given permission to visit Behnam or speak with him on the phone. Transferring Behnam to the quarantine section has raised more concern in regards to his wellbeing and his condition.
Behnam Ebrahimzadeh is a labour activist. He was arrested in June 2010 in Tehran-Iran and was already serving 4th years of his 5 years sentenced when He was sentenced to another 9 and a half years in prison on 29th December 2014. His lawyer was not allowed to attend the trial. He has continuously been under physical and psychological torture while Behnam’s only child is undergoing treatment for Leukaemia (Blood Cancer). Behnam suffers from various ailments such as kidney pain, bleeding gums, neck and back injuries due to extended periods of torture followed by no medical intervention. Behnam went on hunger strike several times and as a result suffered from intestinal bleeding. Behnam and his family are in need of urgent support.
Amnesty International-Sweden has recently launched a campaign in his support and asked everyone to sign the protest letter on their website. Please see the link below:
Please continue to support #FreeBehnam in any way possible. Following is a list of ways to support jailed labour activist Behnam Ebrahimzadeh.
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
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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