Nasrin Javadi sentenced to five years’ imprisonment
On 6 May 2020, the appeal court upheld the sentence of Nasrin Javadi of five years of discretionary imprisonment for “assembly and collusion against national security”.
Nasrin (Azam Khezri) Javadi is an Iranian labour rights defender, member of the Free Union of Iranian Workers (FUIW), founding member of the Social Security’s Retired Workers Council and a former employee of the Medical Distribution Company. She first began working with FUIW during the 40,000 signature campaign to increase the minimum wage in Iran.
Nasrin Javadi was arrested by the Iranian regime’s security forces during the international Labour Day march in May 2019 in Tehran. She was released after 29 days of imprisonment on 30 May 2019 on bail. On 6 August 2019, the Revolutionary Court in Tehran held a trial and sentenced her to seven years in prison and 74 lashes. This sentence included five years for “assembly and collusion against national security”, one year for “propaganda against the state”, one year and 74 lashes, as well as a two year ban on the use of smartphones and activities in political and social parties and groups, on charges of “disrupting public order". After Narsin Javadi appealed her sentence, the appeal court upheld the sentence of five years of discretionary imprisonment for “assembly and collusion against national security” on 6 May 2020. She was acquitted on the charges of “propaganda against the state” and “disrupting public order”.