Iraqi trade unionist released
Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) have announced that Mr Talib Khadim Al
Tayee, the kidnapped President of the Iraqi Mechanics', Metalworkers' &
Printworkers' Union (IMM&PU), has been released on 1 February 2005 in Baghdad.
On 27 January 2005, Mr Talib Khadim was on union business with workers of the
company when the gunmen attacked him, hitting him repeatedly on the head using
the butts of their guns. They tied his hands and legs and kidnapped him, taking
him to an unknown location. All this happened in front of workers, after locking
the company security guards in an office.
The IFTU Executive Committee would like to thank the international labour
movement for their efforts in demanding the release of Talib Khadim. With the
help of our international labour movement colleagues, the IFTU will continue to
campaign to end terrorism against those brave patriotic working class fighters
who are striving to organise Iraqi workers.
Further information will be made available on the condition of Mr Talib Khadim
and the circumstances of his kidnapping and his release as soon as possible.
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