Iranian authorities continue to reduce the space for free expression. Labor is an important part of the civil society and can contribute to accountable government. Iran’s government is crackdown on labor activists. This information is published by the Center for Human Rights. Here is an excerpt:
Amid an intensifying campaign of political repression in Iran, state authorities have been summoning, detaining, and imprisoning peaceful labor rights activists and a journalist in various cities throughout the country.
A lawyer who has represented several labor activists could also soon be sent to prison for doing her job.
“I’m not going to be the loser, no matter what the Appeals Court decides,” Zilabi said in an interview with Emtedad in September 2021. “All I did was consciously carry out my duties as a lawyer within the framework of the law. What’s important is that lawyers should defend their independence.”
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