The Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced labor activist Nahid Khodaju to six years of prison and 74 lashes. Nahid Khodaju was detained during a Labor Day gathering outside the regime’s parliament in Tehran along with dozens of other protesters.
The board of directors member of the Workers’ Free Trade Union was released on bail on June 3.
The 26th Branch of the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Nahid Khodaju to five years of prison for “assembly and collusion against the country’s security” and one year of prison for “disrupting public order and peace”.
The Iranian regime has increased its use of cruel and inhumane punishment along with lengthy prison terms to prevent the spread of increasing protests in Iran.
More than 91 protesters were sentenced to flogging in Iran according to information gathered by Iran News Wire in September.
This includes the seven year prison and 74 lashes sentence for 21 year old student activist Parisa Rafiei. She was also sentenced to a two year travel ban and a ban on membership in political groups.
In August, the regime sentenced 21 activists and protesters to lashes and prison. Many of them were prosecuted for taking part in the May 1 Labor Day protest.
According to reports gathered by Iran News Wire, labor activist Atefeh Rangiz, was sentenced to 11 years and six months of prison in addition to 74 lashes on August 31. She was detained in Tehran’s Labor Day demonstration.
Rasoul Taleb Moghadam, bus driver & member of the Syndicate of Workers of Tehran & Suburbs Bus Company, also detained in the Labor Day protest, was sentenced to 74 lashes, two years of prison, two years of exile, and a two year ban on using smartphones.
Journalist Marzieh Amiri, arrested during the Labor Day protest, was sentenced to 10 years and six months of prison in addition to 148 lashes on August 13.
Labor Activist Azarm Khezri (Nasrin Javadi), was sentenced to seven years of prison and 74 lashes for participating in the Labor Day protest.
Labor activist Farhad Sheikhi was also sentenced to four months of prison and 5 lashes for participating in the Labor Day protest. His sentence has been suspended for two years.