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Labour activists in Iran say that Esmaeel Bakhshi, workers’ representative at Haft Tappeh Sugarcane Mill, is reportedly under torture in custody and was transferred to a hospital in recent days.
Esmaeel Bakhshi suffers from internal bleeding as a result of the torture and sustained injuries to his head and face.
Violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread, persistent and devastating human rights violations in our world today remains largely unreported due to the impunity, silence, stigma and shame surrounding it.
Iranian women are being subjected to serious and sometimes fatal domestic violence at alarming rates without any effective means of protection and the regime takes no effective action despite its obligations under international law to do so.
The security forces violently tried to repress protests at the Haft Tappeh sugarcane company in southwest Iran arresting several protesting workers, Labor rights groups in Iran have reported.
The Workers Syndicate reported that two representatives of the Haft Tappeh sugarcane company, Esmail Bakhshi and Mosslim Armand had been arrested and taken to the security office of Shush along with a female reporter, on Sunday 17 November.
Before being detained, Esmail Bakhshi delivered a speech.
Ten prisoners who suffer from severe health problems held at Urmia Central Prison have gone on hunger strike since 5 November, protesting the authorities denying their medical treatments.
They are held in prison clinic, in the worst conditions possible, sources say.
Iran Human Rights Monitor has received testimonies indicating that doctors at the prison prisoners face numerous issues of concern. Prison officials could literally care less about the inmates and are depriving them minimum necessities.
Shayan Saidpour, a juvenile offender was sentenced to death by the Branch One of the Criminal Court of Kurdistan Province, headed by judge Vafaian, on 23 October.
Iranian authorities are deliberately depriving Sufi prisoner Saeid Soltanpour from the medical care he desperately needs 65 days into his debilitating hunger strike.
According to Mohammad Hossein Aghasi, who represented two young women, whom were assaulted by the Iran’s Morality Police beating for ‘Insufficient’ head covering, their complaint was rejected.
Fifteen employees of the Heavy Equipment Production Company (HEPCO), were sentenced to prison and flogging for attending peaceful protests.
Five out of the eight Iranian environmentalists who were arrested in January 2018, have been issued preliminary indictments.