Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, labour and children rights activist was released from prison in Iran on 1st may 2017 after spending seven years in prison.
Behnam Ebrahimzadeh is a well-known labour activist who was arrested in 2010. Behnam was a member of the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organizations in Iran and a member of The Society for the Protection of Child and Street Workers.
He was initially sentenced to 20 years in prison which was then reduced to five years. While Behnam was serving the last year of his five years sentence, he was re-sentenced, based on fabricated charges, and was then sentenced to 9 years and 4 months which was then reduced to seven years, 10 months and 15 days in prison. In Behnam’s first trial, his lawyer was not allowed to speak, and on the second trial he was not allowed to attend. Behnam was threatened by the authority that he will be put on trial for the third time in 2017. Read the rest of this entry