28 mine laborers detained in Iran as they protested at working situation
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.2
By Fatih Karimov - Trend:
Twenty eight mine laborers in Iran's Chadormalu mine have been detained in Iran during the past three days, ILNA reported on February 2.
Iranian MP Mohammad Saleh Jokar has criticized provincial and judicial officials of Yazd province for the detainment, saying that the reason behind the measure is unknown for the MPs.
Dealing with the crisis in Chadormalu mine without hearing voices of protesting laborers is unacceptable, Jokar said.
On November 27, 2013, 800 laborers at the Chadormalu mine stopped working and held a one-hour sit-in in protest at what they called "unfair wages" and the sacking of Bahram Hassaninejad, the secretary of the laborers association of the mine.
Following to that, some 2,000 laborers at the mine stopped working on December 6-8 in protest to the situation of Hassaninejad.