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Iranian labor activist sentenced to 7 years in prison, 74 lashes

Iranian labor activist Nasrin Javadi
Iranian labor activist Nasrin Javadi

Reporting by PMOI/MEK



Iran, August, 21, 2019–Nasrin Javadi, an Iranian labor activist who was arrested by the Iranian regime’s security forces during the international Labor Day march in Tehran, has been sentenced to seven years in prison and 74 lashes. The Iranian regime’s judiciary issues cruel sentences to terrify the public.

In addition to the prison sentence and corporal punishment, Ms. Javadi has also been prohibited from using smartphones and membership in any social or political parties and groups.

Labor protests have spiked in Iran in the past few years, especially as the country’s economy continues to decline as a result of the corrupt practices of the ruling mullahs. Workers are regularly demonstrating and going on strike in protest to unpaid wages and poor working conditions.

Instead of responding to the demands of the protesters, the Iranian regime regularly suppresses them, cracking down on their demonstrations and strikes, arresting and torturing organizers of labor protests, and doling out heavy sentences to labor activists.

Recently, an Iranian regime court sentenced seven workers of the Haft Tapeh Sugar Mill in Khuzestan to eight months in prison and 30 lashes because they took part in weeks-long strikes last year.