Thursday , 22 February 2024

Labor Activist Said Arrested While Trying to Flee Iran

Iranwire – Iranian border forces have arrested labor rights activist Narges Mansouri while she was “attempting to leave the country illegally,” semi-official media reported. 

The Mashregh News website, which is closely affiliated with security institutions, reported Mansouri’s arrest on December 5

The Mashregh News website, which is closely affiliated with security institutions, reported Mansouri’s arrest on December 5.

Mansouri, a member of the Tehran and Suburbs Bus Company Workers’ Union, has been arrested, interrogated and tried many times in recent years.

In May 2022, the official IRNA news agency reported that the activist was arrested while trying to illegally exit the country during a prison leave.

Mansouri is one of 14 women activists in Iran who signed in 2019 a letter calling for the resignation of Ali Khamenei. She was sentenced to six years in prison for insulting the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader. 

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