The General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW) calls for the release of trade unionist Jihad Jalil
The Iraqi security forces have arrested a group of demonstrators in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, this morning Friday 27/05/2011, while they were participating in a mass demonstration. The trade unionist Jihad Jalil, a member of the Mechanic and Printing Workers Union, was among those detained without any charge or legal justification.
The General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW), while calling for the immediate release of all the detainees, including the trade unionist Jihad Jalil, stresses once again that his participation along with his colleagues and all sections of our people in the peaceful demonstrations is a constitutional right and is in accordance with international labor standards, human rights and the right of expression and peaceful demonstration, to establish the values of true democracy and human rights in our new Iraq.
The Executive Committee
of the General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW)
27 / May / 2011