Iran: Deputy Head of the Free Union of Workers Parvin Mohammadi to be jailedPublished by Ali on December 25, 2020
International Liberty Association: The First Branch of the Unit Implementing the Verdicts at Evin Courthouse summoned Vice President of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Parvin Mohammadi on 20 December 2020.
Ms. Mohammadi has been ordered to appear before the court within five days. (SANA website).
Deputy Head of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Parvin Mohammadi claimed that she had been summoned for a case filed against her in 2017. According to Ms Mohammadi, she was unaware of the prosecution and the verdict had been issued in her absence.
However, at the time of this report, there is no information available on the length of her sentence or her charges.
The Vice President of the Free Union of Iranian Workers protested this illegal procedure, violation of workers’ rights, as well as the security and legal pressures imposed on them by posting a video clip on social media, protesting this illegal procedure.
ILA has reported earlier that, Ms. Parvin Mohammadi had been previously arrested and convicted for her peaceful activities in defence of workers’ rights. The Vice President of the Free Union of Iranian Workers Parvin Mohammadi was arrested on 29 January 2019, and imprisoned in Evin Prison until March when she was released on bail.
It should be mentioned that, She was re-arrested by security forces at a ceremony on the occasion of International Labor Day held in Jahan Nama Park located on Tehran-Karaj Highway on 26 April 2019, and sentenced to one year in prison on the charge of “propaganda against the state.” On 7 December 2019, she was taken to Kachouii Prison in Karaj to serve her sentence among ordinary prisoners. She had been released in April 2020.
Ms. Mohammadi has published a number of open letters exposing the policies of the Iranian regime against the interests of Iranian workers.
ILA: In an open letter in January 2019, she wrote, “Shame on the rulers who responded with arrests and imprisonments to 38 days of cries of the steel workers of Ahvaz who demanded their rights. These workers cried out their pains every day on the streets. Their throats turned sore so much that they cried out for their rights”