On Saturday 10 January over forty people came to hear poets speak out for Shahrokh and Reza and a fundraising gig.
The gig raised £200 for legal defence funds for jailed Iranian trade unionists as well as attendees taking away petitions to gather signatures. Morad Shirin of the Iranian Workers Solidarity Network spoke about the situation for Shahrokh and Reza as well as for the Iranian working class generally, and poet Janine Booth performed a sonnet for Shahrokh and Reza.
In other campaigning, bus workers on strike on 13 January signed petitions on picket lines, and put petitions in their union office for other workers to sign.
On Friday 16 January (5pm) we will be holding a protest outside the International Labour Organisation (ILO) office, Milbank Tower, London SW1P 4QP. The ILO gives cover to Iran’s crimes against workers by allowing Iran to be a signatory to several of its conventions and inviting delegations from Iran’s state “unions” to come to its conferences.
On 11 February we will be protesting outside the Iranian Embassy and handing in petitions.