Iraq Fails to Release GFIW Mechanics’ Union Leader, Others as Promised

Security forces in Iraq are still holding 27-year-old Jihad Jalil, a leader of the Mechanics’ and Printers’ Union of ICEM-affiliated General Federation of Iraqi Workers (GFIW). Jalil and three other young activists have been held at the Al Muthana airport detention centre since they were picked up on their way to a protest at Tahrir Square in Baghdad on 27 March. (See ICEM news release of 30 May.)  For more information please click here: