Iran sentences 3 labor activists to five-year prison terms

Iran sentences 3 labor activists to five-year prison termsIran sentenced two labor activists in the country’s south to five-year prison term each for taking part in a January protest over several months of owed back pay, the semi-official ILNA news agency reported Tuesday. The two activists arrested in January — Esmail Bakhshi and Mohammad Khanifar — are sugar mill workers. Another labor activist from Khuzestan, Sepideh Gholian, was arrested during a demonstration there in support of a workers’ strike in October 2018.



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