A group of families of those arrested on the International Labor Day protests gathered outside the Evin Prison in Tehran on Thursday, May 2, 2019, demanding unconditional release of those incarcerated.
Further reports on the International Labor Day protests indicate that at least 15 women are among those arrested. Their names are as the following:
- Nahid Khodajoo, 2. Nasrin Javadi, 3. Marzieh Amiri, 4. Samira Amiri, 5. Hosna Vijeh, 6. Neda Naji, 7. Zahra Tehranizadeh, 8. Azam Khezri, 9. Leila Nasservandi, 10. Samaneh Amiri, 11. Narges Shoja, 12. Atefeh Rangriz, 13. Elham Salehi, 14. Anisha Assadollahi, 15. Farahnaz Shiri.
Security forces brutalized those arrested. Three of the arrested women – Samaneh Taheri, Nahid Khodajoo, and Marzieh Amiri – have been taken to the Intelligence Ministry’s ward in Evin, Ward 209. The rest of the arrested women have been taken to the Qarchak Prison in Varamin.
On Wednesday, May 1, 2019, the NCRI President-elect Maryam Rajavi called for urgent action to secure the release of those arrested in the International Labor Day protests. She urged international organizations defending human rights and workers’ rights to condemn the policies of the mullahs’ regime against workers.
Amnesty International also urged the Iranian officials to release those arrested unconditionally. The AI statement said based on the International Law, these arrests are considered illegal and arbitrary.
Also on Thursday, May 2, 2019, the gathering of a group of defrauded investors of Padideh Shandiz was attacked by agents of the State Security Force (SSF). The Padideh Shandiz defrauded investors have been protesting for several days but have not met any of their demands.
Based on supplementary reports from the Teachers’ Day protests, Ms. Monireh Abdi, wife of imprisoned activist teacher, Ismail Abdi, was brutalized by the State Security forces and hurt in the left arm and knee.