Workers’ Rights Activist Asal Mohammadi Taken for Sentencing

Workers’ Rights Activist Asal Mohammadi Taken for Sentencing

On July 11, 2022, workers’ rights activist Asal Mohammadi was taken to Evin prison to serve her one-year sentence.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, workers’ rights activist Asal Mohammadi appeared at the Evin Judgement Enforcement Unit for sentencing.

Earlier, Branch 26 of the Tehran Revolutionary Court sentenced Mohammadi to one year and eight months in prison and banned her from civil and political activities for two years on the charges of “propaganda against the regime and assembly and collusion against national security”. This verdict was upheld on appeal. Based on Article 134 of the Islamic Penal Code, the one-year sentence is enforceable.

Mohammadi’s lawyer, Iman Soleimani, told HRANA, “During the detention, Mohammadi did not have access to a lawyer. During the trial process, I took her case but was not allowed to study the case documents or attend court sessions, which is a violation of Article 48 of the Criminal Procedure Code. Mohammadi was in poor mental condition. Contrary to what the law explicitly states, she had been interrogated without the accompaniment of a lawyer”.

On January 24, 2022, the trial was held and during the trial, participation in online campaigns such as “white torture” or membership in Marxist groups was used as evidence for the charges.

On November 6, 2021, the security forces arrested Mohammadi and Hirad Pirbodaghi.

On November 11, Mohammadi was transferred to Public Ward 209 of Evin Prison and was released on bond on November 22, 2021.

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