- Iran: Eight Prisoners Hanged on Drug Charges
- Daughter of late Iranian president jailed for ‘spreading lies’
- IRAN: Annual report on the death penalty 2016
- Taheri Facing the Death Penalty Again
- Dedicated team seeking return of missing agent in Iran
- Iran Arrests 2, Seizes Bibles During Catholic Crackdown
- Trump to welcome Netanyahu as Palestinians fear U.S. shift
- Details of Iran nuclear deal still secret as US-Tehran relations unravel
- Will Trump's Next Iran Sanctions Target China's Banks?
- Don’t ‘tear up’ the Iran deal. Let it fail on its own.
- Iran Has Changed, But For The Worse
- Iran nuclear deal ‘on life support,’ Priebus says
- Female Activist Criticizes Rouhani’s Failure to Protect Citizens
- Iran’s 1st female bodybuilder tells her story
- Iranian lady becomes a Dollar Millionaire on Valentine’s Day
- Two women arrested after being filmed riding motorbike in Iran
- 43,000 Cases of Child Marriage in Iran
- Woman Investigating Clinton Foundation Child Trafficking KILLED!
- Senior Senators, ex-US officials urge firm policy on Iran
- In backing Syria's Assad, Russia looks to outdo Iran
- Six out of 10 People in France ‘Don’t Feel Safe Anywhere’
- The liberal narrative is in denial about Iran
- Netanyahu urges Putin to block Iranian power corridor
- Iran Poses ‘Greatest Long Term Threat’ To Mid-East Security
Wednesday 18 April 2012
Shahrzadnews -- Each year they try to find new ways to stop us raising our legitimate demands and demonstrating in support of our rights. This year they said that we can organise a rally, but only in the desert near the Beheshte Zahra cemetery, which is miles from the south Tehran suburbs. It’s just another way of trying to force us to abandon our plans.
Shahrzadnews: The Iranian government is engaged in vociferous exchanges with trade union leaders, concerning the right of workers to hold rallies on May Day, even though the occasion is recognised by Iranian labour legislation.
Trade union activist Hussein Taherzadeh told the ILNA News Agency that the government is constantly looking for new excuses to ban workers from marching during the annual international event.
“Each year they try to find new ways to stop us raising our legitimate demands and demonstrating in support of our rights. This year they said that we can organise a rally, but only in the desert near the Beheshte Zahra cemetery, which is miles from the south Tehran suburbs. It’s just another way of trying to force us to abandon our plans. It’s such a waste of time.”
According to Taherzadeh, Iranian labour legislation recognises May Day as an international day for workers. Article 27 of the constitution permits workers to march and hold rallies on the occasion, provided they are peacable and do not carry guns. However Committee 10 of the Majles (parliament), which oversees the activities of political parties, has always tried to ban such rallies. It was them that suggested that this year workers be allowed to gather in the fields surrounding a cemetery thirty miles south of the capital.
“The government ban is completely illegal,” Taherzadeh told the ILNA. “According to the constitution workers have right of assembly, the right to hold rallies and demonstrations, not just on May Day but every day of the year, and don’t have to ask for permission.