Thursday , 30 May 2024

Iran Jails Workers’ Rights Activist for ‘Insulting Supreme Leader’

Iranwire – An Iranian Workers’ rights advocate was transferred to Adelabad prison on Tuesday to serve a three-year sentence.

Mohammad Davari's conviction stems from charges of "insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran" and "propaganda against the Islamic Republic," according to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA)

Mohammad Davari’s conviction stems from charges of “insulting the Supreme Leader of Iran” and “propaganda against the Islamic Republic,” according to the Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA). 

A source close to Davari’s family confirmed his incarceration to HRANA.

The Shiraz Revolutionary Court, presided over by Judge Mahmood Sadati, originally sentenced Davari to four-and-a-half years in prison in November 2023. 

Under Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the harshest sentence is served when a person faces multiple charges.

Davari also faces additional restrictions, including a two-year travel ban, a social media ban, and a mandatory two-year residence in Bardsir County upon release.

The specific actions that led to the charges against Davari remain unclear. 

This is not Davari’s first brush with authorities. 

He has a history of arrests and convictions related to his activism for workers’ rights. 

Davari holds a civil engineering degree from Yasuj University and is a Master’s student in political science at Shiraz Payam Noor University.

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