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News: Iran protests

IRAN: Municipal workers protest in Ahwaz

NCRI - Municipal workers lodged a protest in front of the municipality building in District 4 of Ahwaz, south-west Iran, demanding the release of their recently-detained colleagues.

During the protest, which was held on Wednesday, the workers claimed that no news has yet been released about the current condition of the detained workers.

One protester said: "After a one-day temporary detention at the police station, the detained workers were transferred to Sepidar Prison in Ahwaz on Tuesday (June 14)."

Another worker said: "As our detained colleagues are kept in custody with other prisoners who carried out various crimes in Sepidar Prison, we are concerned about their safety."

They also said that their colleagues had been arrested simply for protesting with a demand to be paid their salaries which are two months overdue.

Following the arrests this week, the atmosphere of the protesting municipality workers has become more heated with chants against the regime’s officials.

Separately on Monday, June 13, the mullahs' regime arrested another group of 24 protesting workers in Ahwaz. They too had rallied against the delay in their salary payments.

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