Saturday, October 16, 2021

Labour activist Ayat Niafar in jail


GVF — An Iranian labour activist has been arrested, according to reports.

The Iranian Independent Workers Union has announced that Ayat Niafar, a labour activist, was arrested by security forces at metro stop in Tehran on Monday 17 October. Niafar’s place of residence was also reportedly searched and a number of his belongings were confiscated by authorities.

According to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), he is currently being detained in Iran’s notorious Evin prison.



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