Children’s Rights Activist Sarvnaz Ahmadi Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

The Branch 15 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced children’s rights activist Sarvnaz Ahmadi to six years in prison. If the verdict is upheld on appeal, based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, five years in prison for one count will be enforceable.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Sarvnaz Ahmadi was sentenced to imprisonment.

Ahmadi received five years for “assembly and collusion to act against national security” and one year for “propaganda against the regime.”
Her husband, Kamyar Fakoor, a worker’s rights activist, had also been on trial in this judicial branch on January 4, 2023.

On November 6, 2022, security forces arrested this couple in Tehran and jailed them in Evin Prison. Ahmadi was released on bail on December 7, 2022.

Workers’ Rights Activist Kamyar Fakoor Arrested

In the new wave of mass arrests since the outbreak of nationwide protests, today, November 6, 2022, security forces arrested workers’ rights activist Kamyar Fakoor.

The Independent Iranian Workers Union (IIWU) reported that on November 6, security forces arrested workers’ rights activist Kamyar Fakoor at his home. The agents searched his home and confiscated some of his personal belongings.

In August of this year, Fakoor was sentenced to two years imprisonment on the charges of ” spreading falsehood” and ” propaganda against the regime.”

Workers’ Rights Activist Kamyar Fakoor Arrested

On Thursday, June 9, 2022, security forces arrested workers’ rights activist Kamyar Fakoor at his house and transferred him to an unidentified location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Thursday, June 9, 2022, workers’ rights activist Kamyar Fakoor was arrested at his house. During the arrest, the agents searched Fakoor’s house.

The reason for this arrest and his whereabouts are unknown so far.

On March 7, 2021, along with two other workers’ rights activists, Kamyar Fakoor was arrested during a protest of teachers and education retirees in front of the building of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare. Ten days later, Fakoor was released from Evin Prison on bail until the end of his legal proceedings. In November of 2021, Branch 26 of the Tehran revolutionary court, headed by judge Mahmood Haj Moradi, sentenced Kamyar Fakoor to eight months in prison, 50 lashes and a fine of 15 million tomans on the charges of “propaganda against the regime, and spreading lies to disturb public opinions and public order”.

Kamyar Fakoor Sentenced to Eight Months Imprisonment and Flogging

Workers’ rights activist Kamyar Fakoor was sentenced to 50 lashes, eight months imprisonment and paying a fine of 15 million tomans.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, the verdict has been suspended for 5 years.

Branch 26 of the Tehran revolutionary court, headed by judge Mahmood Haj Moradi, sentenced Kamyar Fakoor to eight months in prison, 50 lashes and paying a fine of 15 million tomans on charges of “propaganda against the regime, spreading lies in the purpose to disturb public opinions and public order”.

As conditions for the sentence suspension, he will be obligated to ask permission from the judiciary before leaving the country, participate in emotional control courses, inform authorities about any changes in employment or place of residence, and avoid any political activities on social media.

On August 28, along with two other workers’ rights activists, Kamyar Fakoor was arrested during a protest of retirees and working educators in front of the building of the Ministry of Cooperatives, Labor, and Social Welfare. Ten days later, he was released from Evin Prison on bail until the end of legal proceedings.