Labor Activist Asal Mohammadi Begins Prison Term
Labor activist Asal Mohammadi has become the latest victim of a persistent crackdown on dissent in Iran. Labor activist Asal Mohammadi was called to Evin Prison on Wednesday, July 12, 2023, to serve her time.
The 26th Branch of the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced Asal Mohammadi to one year, eight months in prison, and a two-year ban on membership in political and social groups. She is convicted of “propaganda against the state” and “assembly and collusion against national security.”
Asal Mohammadi did not have access to a lawyer during her legal procedure and was interrogated without the presence of her lawyer, which is against the letter of the law.
The Case of Mahtab Yar-Ahmadi’s Arrest and Detention
Agents of the Department of Intelligence in Doroud, Lorestan, arrested Mahtab Yar-Ahmadi at her residence in Doroud on July 3, 2023.
Ms. Yar-Ahmadi, 43, has one child. Since being arrested, she has not had any contact or visits with her family. She is presently detained in the detention center of the Intelligence Department of Khorramabad, the capital of Lorestan Province.
Educator’s Retirement for Filming and Participating in Protests
One of the teachers in Bandar Anzali, northern Iran, has been forcibly retired by the Ministry of Education.
Zahra Sayyad Delshadpour taught in high schools of Bandar Anzali. The Bureau of Investigation for administrative violations forced her to retire. She is accused of participating in illegal gatherings and sit-ins at the Department of Education in Bandar Anzali, filming and taking photos of the demonstrators, and inciting the students to go on strike and not attend school.
Intern Punished with Janitorial Work for Defying Mandatory Hijab
Also, an intern was relieved of her duty and forced to do janitorial work for removing her Hijab while behind the wheel.