Labor activist Alireza Asgari released from prison
Alireza Asgari, labor activist and member of Coordinating Committee to Help Form Workers’ Organizations, was released from Karaj Central Prison.
This labor activist was released after receiving a suspended sentence and he is now awaiting a ruling from the appellate court.
Alireza Asgari was violently arrested along with 60 Coordinating Committee members on June 15, 2012 after security forces raided the annual general membership of the Coordinating Committee. Alireza was put on trial with another member on August 4, 2012 by Branch 4 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Karaj and received a one-year prison sentence for the charge of “acting against national security through formation of an illegal group, the Coordinating Committee.”
Alireza who was in perfect health before his arrest and beatings, got very sick during his incarceration. Due to the lack of care while behind bars, his illnesses have worsened and he is now in very poor health.