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Iranian President Rouhani supports more workers' rights in speech
Iranian President Rouhani supports more workers' rights in speech

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani voiced support for increased workers’ rights in a May Day speech Thursday at a packed basketball stadium, but opposition websites reported that 20 workers were detained while en route to a separate labor rally. “Workers should be able to get their messages across to officials by forming their own free associations,” Rouhani said in his address, the semiofficial Fars news agency reported. “The government should not interfere in these unions and associations.” Analysts say independent trade unions are not tolerated in Iran, where most labor groups are linked to the government apparatus. During his election campaign last year,...

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