Workers’ Rights Activist Keyvan Mohtadi still in Detention

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.


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