HRANA News Agency – The Ahvaz Appeals Court, Branch 13, has sentenced Ali Nejati to one year in prison. Ali Nejati is one of the board members of Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Company Workers’ Trade Union.
According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), this verdict is handed down despite the fact that Ali Nejati has already served six months in the Fajr Prison of Dezful for the same charge. While he was in prison, Ali Nejati was summoned to court to be tried again on charges for which he was behind bars.
According to a report by the website of the Coordinating Committee to Create Labor Organizations, after Ali Nejati’s prison term was over, prosecutors attempted to try him again, but the charges were dismissed by the court since they were repetitive.
After the acquittal, because of the prosecutor’s objection and pressure from intelligence officials, Ali Nejati’s case was once again referred to the appeals court at the provincial capital.
About three years ago, Ali Nejati was fired from his job at Haft Tapeh Sugarcane Company after working there for over 25 years. Consequently, he has also been suffering financially and has lost the means to support himself. Ali Nejati suffers from heart problems and the clogging of arteries. After his most recent heart surgery, he has been receiving medical care for several months.