Worker rights activist sentenced to 19 months in prison

Pedram Nasrollahi, a member of the Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations, has been sentenced to 19 months in prison by an Appeals Court. He was originally sentenced to three years in prison for his membership in the Coordinating Committee and contacts “with the opposition.” The Iranian Independent Workers’ Union issued a statement calling for Nasrollahi’s release, while declaring “that no worker should be detained or prosecuted on the basis of ridiculous accusations of participating in protests, strikes, gatherings, forming organizations and working to secure his or her human rights.”

Source: Iran Daily Brief

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