Received the email from Eric Lee
On May Day this year in Iran, two brave women - Sousan Razani andShiva Kheirabadi - participated in open celebrations of theinternational workers' holiday.
The regime considers this to be a crime and the women were arrested.They have just been sentenced to 15 lashes apiece, as well as fourmonths in prison.They're not alone. In a new and ferocious wave of repression directedagainst worker activists, a Kurdish teacher (Farzad Kamangar) has beensentenced to death.
Three men (Abdullah Khani, Seyed Qaleb Hosseini,and Khaled Hosseini) have been sentenced to 120 lashes between them,as well as prison sentences. Afshin Shams has been arrested andawaits trial.Meanwhile, Mansour Osanloo, leader of the Tehran bus workers, haslanguished in jail since July 2007.Enough is enough.
The Iranian regime must now receive a loud and clear message from theinternational labour movement that we have not forgotten our sistersand brothers in Iran. Thousands of us must raise our voices.
You can help send that message by going to LabourStart's new campaignpage here:http://www.labourstart.org/iran
We have also launched a cause on Facebook for those of you using thatsocial network:http://apps.facebook.com/causes/110025
Spread the word – build the campaign. No to whippings and executions!I know that I can count on you.