Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Tag: Ali Nejati

Iranian labor activist Ali Nejati was sentenced to “disrupting public order” and “spreading propaganda” against the Iranian government in 2018.

Farzaneh Zilabi, the lawyer of the former head of the Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Factory Labor Union, said on Tuesday that her client was sentenced to disrupting public order for “leading the Haft Tappeh sugarcane workers’ strike action and gatherings.”

Ali Nejati was detained on November 29 while the sugarcane workers were still on strike in the southern town of Shush.

Reports at the time indicated that he was violently detained and beaten upon arrest despite suffering from a serious heart condition.