On Saturday, October 16, in Babaheydar City, two workers lost their lives in an accident due to unsafe workplace conditions.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna, in Babaheydar city located in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, two workers died while working on a well after the structure’s walls caved in.
“In this work accident which happened on Saturday, the walls of the well fell and two workers were trapped deep in the well,” the public relations officer of the Urgency Center of the Province Mohsen Ibarhimi commented. “The emergency response team was immediately sent, but they died of injuries on the spot.”
Manouchehr Bakhtiari, the father of Pouya Bakhtiari, one of the victims of the November 2019 nationwide protests, was sentenced to imprisonment and exile.
According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, 77 days after his arrest, Bakhtiari called his family and announced that he had been sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in prison and 2 years and 6 months in exile.
He was transferred from the detention center of a security institution to the Central Penitentiary in Karaj after the sentence was issued.
Bakhtiari was detained by security forces on April 29, after being beaten at his home in Tehran. One week after the arrest, Gholam-Hossein Ismaili, a spokesman for the judiciary, called Bakhtiari and his family “counter-revolutionaries” and charged them with “acting against national security”.
Manouchehr Bakhtiari has been protesting the killing of his son by security forces in November 2019. Pouya Bakhtiari was born September 10, 1992, and was shot dead on November 16, 2019 in Phase 4 of Mehrshahr, Karaj.
According to his father, Pouya, along with his sister and mother, joined a protest march on the second day of the nationwide protest against the increase in gasoline prices. He was shot in the head, and he died before reaching the hospital.
As of this writing, the details of the verdict and the charges against Mr. Bakhtiari are not known.