Iran: Trade unionist on hunger strike for unfair sentences
Mohsen Omrani a trade unionist has staged a hunger strike protesting his prison sentence. He was transferred to Evin Prison on May 3rd to begin serving his prison sentence.
Mohsen Omrani was targeted to spurious national security charges including “spreading propaganda against the system” and “gathering and colluding against national security.” The verdict was reduced in appeal court to one year behind bars and banning of his career for two years.
Another Iranian teacher union activist Esmail Abdi, the Secretary General of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA), was arrested on 9 November and taken to Tehran’s Evin Prison to begin serving a six-year prison sentence. He is a prisoner of conscience targeted solely for his peaceful trade union activities. He staged a hunger strike protesting his sentences.