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Iran: Apprehended Haft-Tappeh workers transferred to Dezful Prison

Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane workers on strike (file photo)
Haft-Tappeh Sugarcane workers on strike (file photo)

Reported by PMOI/MEK


Iran, May 16, 2019Iran’s semi-official Labor News Agency, ILNA, reported more Haft-Tappeh sugarcane workers have been arrested by the repressive mullahs’ regime ruling Iran.

The news agency added that following the workers’ protest rally on May 9, more workers were apprehended on Tuesday, May 14. These arrested workers have been moved to Dezful Prison, southwestern Iran.

The exact number of detained workers remains unknown while some reports indicate at least six men have been taken into custody.

The arrests follow another protest and strike by the Haft-Tappeh workers starting on May 9.


Other protest reports:

Plundered investors of the Badr-e Toos financial institution, a subdivision of Caspian financial institution, linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), gathered outside the provincial governor’s office in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Tuesday to demand their looted investments.



The protesters were carrying placards and signs reading:

“Badr-e Toos, Caspian, we have been [seeking our demands] for the past four years, with no luck.”



Other banners carried by protesters read:

“Caspian [referring to the IRGC linked corrupt financial institution] is stealing our money, and the regime is defending them.”

“They are using Islam as a cover to rob and steal people’s money.”

“The media’s silence is defending the thieves.”

“We will continue to rally until our money is returned.”





The protesters also chanted:

“Those hands behind the curtain do whatever they want with our money.”

“Caspian managers are the actual culprits.”

“We will stand for our rights, even if we have to die.”