Labour activist has been sentenced to prison and lashes.Published by Tirdad on October 15, 2019
Tehran Revolutionary Court has sentenced Nahid Khodajoo, a labour rights activist, who was arrested during Labour Day demonstrations on 1 May, to six years in jail and 74 lashes.
The sentence was issued by notorious Judge Iman Afshari at the Branch 26 of Tehran’s Revolutionary Court.
Nahid Khodajoo, a member of the board of directors of Free Union of Iranian Workers was arrested along with 40 others during the rally on the International Labour Day in front of the parliament in Tehran and transferred to ward 209 of Evin Prison. She was released on bail, one month later on 3 June.
On October 10, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced Nahid Khodajoo to 6 years in prison, 74 lashes, hand copying of two books, and a two-year ban from membership in any political or social parties or groups.
Some of those detainees were released, but some others including Nahid Khodajoo, Atefeh Rangriz and Marzieh Amiri were sentenced to long term prison based on vague charges and without due process.
A court in Tehran sentenced labour rights activist, Atefeh Rangriz, to 11 years and six months in jail and 74 lashes. Also, Marzieh Amiri, a young Iranian reporter, has been sentenced to 10 years and 148 lashes.
Marzieh Amiri was arrested by the Intelligence agents, while she was covering the Labour Day gathering.
The regime’s judiciary has also sentenced labour rights activist, Nasrin Javadi, to 7 years in prison, banning her from using a mobile phone or being a member of political and social groups and parties.
While dozens of Iranian labour activists were languishing in jails for peacefully demanding their basic rights, the head of the judiciary said in August: “some have hidden agendas under the cover of labour protests.”