Posted by: bahareiran | November 29, 2010

Ahwaz Pipe Factory workers denied wages for 7 months; injured laborer denied right to treatment

Workers of the Ahwaz Pipe Factory have held protests several times in the past years to the point that not holding protest gatherings has turned into an unusual issue for these workers.

Not receiving their wages and being injured with hot lead poured on their bodies in accidents has also turned into a regular phenomenon for them. Kamal Na’ami is one of the workers in this factory. His friends pull up his shirt to show how the hot lead burned his body.

He has large blisters all over his back, hands, stomach and feet but what you do not see in the picture is the fact that not only has he not received his wages for seven months, they have also not paid for his medical expenses and his birth certificate has been confiscated by the hospital he was treated in because he is not able to pay his 400,000 toman (about 400 dollars) hospital bill. He is the father of six children and has very hard financial conditions. (Human Rights Activists in Iran – Nov. 23, 2010)

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