Park Ranger Assistant Dead, Worker Injured Due to Unsafe Workplace Conditions

In two recent workplace accidents, park ranger assistant died in Khaf City and a worker was injured severely in Mashhad City. On December 9, a national park ranger assistant who had been injured during the patrol died from injuries. Last Wednesday, a worker was injured while drilling a water well.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Rokna News Outlet, a fifty year old worker was trapped in a well due to falling walls. The rescue team and firemen finally could pull him out of the debris.

In another workplace accident, as reported to IRNA News Agency, Abdolahad Sarboozi, a national park ranger assistant in Khaf County, fell from his motorcycle due to a bumpy road and was injured severely. On December 4, he died in the hospital.

Iran ranks 102nd in workplace safety out of 189 countries.

Asghar Firoozi and Alireza Saghafi Summoned to Endure Their Sentences

Political activist Asghar Firoozi and workers’ rights activist Alireza Saghafi were summoned to endure their sentences by the executive units of the courthouses of Mashhad and Karaj, respectively.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, Firoozi was arrested by security forces in Mashhad. After the December 2018 arrests, he was sentenced to three months in prison.

Saghafi was arrested in September 2019 and sentenced to one year in prison by Branch 1 of the Revolutionary Court in Karaj City on the charge of “propaganda against the regime”.

“The court letter… was sent to Mr. Firoozi’s workplace, and because he was not present, agents searched the institution and asked his colleagues to hand the letter to him. Similarly, agents went to Mr. Saghafi’s workplace,” an informed source told HRANA.

Both activists have previously faced other arrests and convictions for their civil activities.