Workers’ Rights Activist Keyvan Mohtadi Sentenced to Six Years in Prison

The Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced workers’ rights activist Keyvan Mohtadi to six years in prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, workers’ rights activist Keyvan Mohtadi was sentenced to five years on the charge of “assembly and collusion against national security” and one year for “propaganda against the regime.”

If the verdict is upheld on appeal, based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, five years in prison for the first count will be enforceable.

On May 9, 2022, security forces arrested Mohtadi and his partner, Anisha Asadaollahi, at their house and transferred them to Ward 209 of Evin Prison in Tehran.

Anisha Asadollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi had been arrested and convicted before for their civil activities. On May 1, 2019, with many other workers and worker’s rights activists, Anisha Asadaollahi was arrested at a gathering for the celebration of international workers’ day. Subsequently, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced her to one-year imprisonment (of which six months were suspended) and 74 lashes on the charge of “disturbing the public order”. She was jailed in Evin prison for sentencing on January 4, 2020, and was freed on January 21 of that year.

Workers’ Rights Activist Keyvan Mohtadi still in Detention

After four months, workers’ rights activist Keyvan Mohtadi is still kept in the public ward of Evin Prison awaiting due process. Mohtadi was relocated from Ward 209 to Ward 4 of Evin Prison as he waited for processing.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Worker’s Rights Activist Keyvan Mohtadi has been in detention for over four months.

An informed source told HRANA that, the prison officials have told Mohtadi that his detention has been extended and no bail will be granted.

On May 9, 2022, security forces arrested Mohtadi and other workers’ rights activist, Anisha Asadaollahi at their house and transferred them to Ward 209 of Evin Prison in Tehran. Asadaollahi was released on bail on August 20.

The reason for Mohtadi’s arrest and the charges are still unknown.

Anisha Asadollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi had been arrested and convicted before for their civil activities. On May 1, 2019, with many other workers and worker’s rights activists, Anisha Asadaollahi was arrested at a gathering for the celebration of international workers’ day. Subsequently, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced her to one-year imprisonment (of which six months were suspended) and 74 lashes on the charge of “disturbing the public order”. She was jailed in Evin prison for sentencing on January 4, 2020, and was freed on January 21 of that year.

 

Anisha Asadaollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi in Detention Extended for One Month

In recent days, Anisha Asadaollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi’s detention was extended for one month. On Monday, May 9, 2022, security forces arrested these workers’ rights activists and jailed them in Ward 209 of Evin prison.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Anisha Asadaollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi’s detention was extended for one month.

Earlier, an informed source told HRANA, “Anisha Asadaollahi is still held in solitary confinement and today was allowed to have a short visit from her mother. Keyvan Mohtadi is held along with three other inmates in a public cell of Ward 209.” The charges against these workers’ rights activists are still unknown.

Anisha Asadollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi had been arrested and convicted before for their civil activities. On May 1, 2019, along with many other workers and worker’s rights activists, Anisha Asadaollahi was arrested at a gathering for the celebration of International Workers’ Day. Subsequently, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced her to one year imprisonment (of which six months were suspended) and 74 lashes on the charge of “disturbing the public order”. She was jailed in Evin prison for sentencing on January 4, 2020, and was freed on January 21 of that year.

Anisha Asadollahi is an electrical engineer and a graduate of K. N. Toosi University of Technology. She works as an English teacher.

Anisha Asadaollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi in Detention for 22 Days

Workers’ rights activist Anisha Asadaollahi is still in detention 22 days after she was arrested. Another workers’ rights activist Keyvan Mohtadi is also detained in Ward 209 of Evin Prison. On Monday, May 9, 2022, security forces arrested both at their house.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Anisha Asadaollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi have been held in detention for the past 22 days while the charges against them are still unknown.

Last Saturday, Anisha’s Brother, Ali Asadaollahi wrote on social media that after three weeks, Anisha was allowed to call her mother and told her that the reasons for the arrest and the charges are still not clear. 

On Monday, May 9, 2022, Anisha Asadollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi were arrested by security forces in their house. Their lawyer, Amir Raisian has been denied so far any access to their case and he was only told that they have been arrested on national security charges.

Anisha Asadollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi had been arrested and convicted before for their civil activities. On May 1, 2019, with many other workers and worker’s rights activists, Anisha Asadaollahi was arrested at a gathering for the celebration of international workers’ day. Subsequently, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced her to one year imprisonment (of which six months were suspended) and 74 lashes on the charge of “disturbing the public order”. She was jailed in Evin prison for sentencing on January 4, 2020, and was freed on January 21 of that year.

Anisha Asadollahi is an electrical engineer and a graduate of K. N. Toosi University of Technology. She works as an English teacher.

Workers’ Rights Activists Anisha Asadaollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi Arrested

On Monday, May 9, 2022, security forces arrested two workers’ rights activists Anisha Asadaollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi at their house and transferred them to an unidentified location.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, on Monday, May 9, 2022, two workers’ rights activists Anisha Asadollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi were arrested by security forces in their house.

The reasons for the arrest, charges and their whereabouts are still unknown.

Anisha Asadollahi and Keyvan Mohtadi had been arrested and convicted before for their civil activities. On May 1, 2019, with many other workers and worker’s rights activists, Anisha Asadaollahi was arrested at a gathering for the celebration of international workers’ day. Subsequently, the Revolutionary Court of Tehran sentenced her to one year imprisonment (of which six months were suspended) and 74 lashes on the charge of “disturbing the public order”. She was jailed in Evin prison for sentencing on January 4, 2020, and was freed on January 21 of that year.

Anisha Asadollahi is an electrical engineer and a  graduate of K. N. Toosi University of Technology. She works as an English teacher.

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