Workers’ Rights Activist Peyman Farhangian Receives One-Year Sentence and Travel Restrictions

Workers’ Rights Activist Peyman Farhangian Receives One-Year Sentence and Travel Restrictions

The Gilan Court of Appeal has recently sentenced Peyman Farhangian, a poet and advocate for workers’ rights, to a one-year imprisonment term. Additionally, he has been subjected to a two-year travel ban and other social restrictions.

According to the verdict issued on November 8, Farhangian was convicted of “spreading propaganda against the regime.” The court has further mandated the removal of his Instagram page. Notably, the initial guilty verdict was delivered by the Criminal Court of Astaneh-ye Ashrafiyeh during a court session held in absentia, without the presence of Farhangian or his legal representative.

This marks a recurring legal challenge for Farhangian, who has a history of facing convictions and imprisonment for his activism. On September 23, 2020, he was initially handed a 38-year sentence, later reduced to ten years on appeal, with seven years of the term suspended for five years. Commencing his sentence on May 16, 2022, in Ezbaram Prison in Lahijan, he was granted probation and released in December 2022.

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