Ali-Akbar Gorji’s Lawyer License Taken Away Due to Political Views on Social Media

Recently, according to a picture of an announcement letter with a confidential stamp circulated on social media, the Office of the Disciplinary Courts of lawyers and Experts of the Judiciary has revoked the license of lawyer Ali Akbar Gorji.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Gorji’s license was revoked in response to his sharing, liking and commenting on social media about political and social issues such as the compulsory hijab and the prison system.

“According to carried-out investigations, the mentioned person, who is a sympathizer of a certain political faction with precedents in protest, actively likes and shares social media content containing sharp criticism against the regime’s law and regulations as well as religious codes about veiling, imprisonment etc.,” the letter states.

Ali Akbar Gorji has been the Deputy of Communications and the implementation of the Constitution from the legal assistant department of the former president.

Female Worker Dead After Veil Caught in Machinery at Factory

On the evening of Saturday, November 5, a 21-year-old worker lost her life in a workplace accident in a factory after her veil was caught in machinery.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting ILNA, Marzieh Taherian was killed in the spinning factory Nasaji Kavir Semnan, located in the industrial zone on the east of Semnan City

As her coworkers stated, the veil, which female workers are forced to wear despite being unsuitable for work conditions and safety issues, became caught in a ring spinning machine, and pulled her head inside the machine.

This horrific work accident has raised again many criticisms about strict forced veil rules, which have long caused discomfort and hazards for women in the workplace.