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Iranian Labor Activist Summoned to Revolutionary Court

Iranian Labor Activist Summoned to Revolutionary Court

By INU Staff

INU - Parvin Mohammadi, Vice President of the Free Trade Union of Iran Workers, was summoned to the so-called revolutionary court of Karaj. According to the union, Mohammadi was instructed in a letter to be present in the 1st branch of revolutionary court of the city of Karaj, for charges of “propaganda against the Islamic Republic.”

This labor activist along with several other workers were arrested in March 2019 in Jahan Nama Park in Karaj. They were released after 15 days on bail.

“The threadbare allegations such as propaganda against the government are used to reframe workers’ social activities as security concerns in order to imprison them and prevent them from asking and pursuing the demands of the working class,” the outlawed union wrote.

It added, “Neither Parvin Mohammadi nor any of the workers who are charged now have committed any crime. They have defended their rights and those of other workers."

While condemning the ongoing judicial process against Mrs. Mohammadi, the group called for the cancelling of the prosecution of Mrs. Mohammadi and other detained workers.

In recent years the Iranian regime's judicial-security actions toward workers and labor activists have been repeatedly criticized by international human rights organizations and labor unions.