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Iranian Labour Activist Summoned After Release Due to Health Issues

May 28, 2024
1 min read
A labor activist and founding member of a Gilan province worker's union has been summoned to court again after being temporarily released due to illness
A labor activist and founding member of a Gilan province worker's union has been summoned to court again after being temporarily released due to illness

A labor activist and founding member of a Gilan province worker's union has been summoned to court again after being temporarily released due to illness.

Younes Azadbar, a retired telecommunications worker, is a former political prisoner who spent 11 years in jail. He was again arrested in the summer of 2023. 

After five months in prison, he was released due to health concerns, including epilepsy.

However, according to IranWire sources, Azadbar now faces a new charge of "disrupting the security of the country." 

His health remains a major concern as he reportedly suffered a life-threatening epileptic attack in 2023 while in prison.

Despite his condition, authorities kept him chained and restrained in the hospital.

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