Labor activists Nasrin Javadi, Asal Mohammadi, and Aliyeh Eghdam-Doost have been summoned, sentenced, and arrested in recent days.
Labor activist Nasrin Javadi
Nasrin Javadi, a member of the Iranian Workers’ Free Trade Union, was summoned to serve a seven-year prison sentence. Ms. Javadi cannot endure imprisonment due to her old age, various diseases, and the need for frequent use of drugs. Her lawyer had already presented the Forensics Office’s medical certificates to the court, verifying Nasrin Javadi’s inability to bear detention.
Nasrin Javadi, 64, is a former employee of the Medical Distribution Company and a retiree of the Social Security Organization, a member of the founding board of the Social Security Retirement Labor Council, and a member of the Free Trade Union of Iranian Workers.
The Revolutionary Court sentenced her to a total of 7 years in prison and 74 lashes on charges of conspiracy to act against national security, disturbing public order, and propaganda against the state.
Labor activist Asal Mohammadi
The Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced labor activist Asal Mohammadi to one year and eight months in prison and two years of deprivation of membership in political and social groups. Ms. Mohammadi’s trial had convened on January 24.
Asal Mohammadi was arrested and beaten on November 6, 2021. She was detained in one of the public cells of Ward 209 of Evin Prison on November 11. Ms. Mohammadi was finally released on November 22, on bail. She was arrested with eight other labor activists for protesting against the solitary confinement of defendants.
The security forces in Fooman, northern Iran, arrested another labor activist, Aliyeh Eghdam-Doost, on Monday, February 7, 2022. They took Ms. Eghdam-Doost to an unknown location.
A labor activist and a retired teacher, Aliyeh Eghdam-Doost, 69, had previously been arrested for participating in a teachers’ demonstration in 2018.
In September 2018, she was sentenced to nine months in prison and 74 lashes.