Ismail Gerami’s open letter
I, Ismail Gerami, a retired worker in a
cardboard box factory; who wanted to increase his and other retirees' salaries
in accordance with the law and participated in legal gatherings of retirees;
have been convicted under the laws of the Islamic Republic of Iran and
sentenced to 4 years in prison. I have been four month in Greater Tehran
Where in the world is a 66-year-old retiree
who is suffering from different illnesses like epilepsy, prostate, back pain,
toothache is convicted of imprisonment only for protesting against non-payment
of wages and participating in rallies?
The government of the Islamic Republic of
Iran is treating a retiree in such a way while the claim of respect for his
human rights has deafened the ears of the world.
The Greater Tehran Prison, where I am being
held, is an example of a prison in Iran that does not have drinking water and
the prisoner has to buy it himself. It is even very low quality in terms of
food. In some cases, prisoners have to buy materials and cook them.
In 'Greater Tehran Prison', there is not
even hot water suitable for bathing.
I, Ismail Gerami, was the voice of
retirees and I expect all retirees, colleagues, friends and acquaintances to be
my voice and translate this letter into any language they can and send it to
the unions and trade unions of different countries as well as the human rights
organization to let the world know that the claim of respect for human rights
of the government of the Islamic Republic of Iran is nothing but a lie.
Greater Tehran prison
Dec 27 2021