Jailed labour activist facing more harassment

Behnam Ebrahimzadeh, a labour activist with the Committee to Pursue the Establishment of Workers’ Organisations in Iran and a Children's Rights advocate, is facing a new round of interrogations and harassment. Behnam has been in jail since 2010. He was originally given a 5 year sentence for the ‘crime’ of organising, but because of his continued activism while in jail, he received a new extended sentence. Behnam has been brutally treated while in prison, and recently his family have also been harassed. Iran has unfortunately become a prison gulag for labour activists with countless workers jailed for attempting to organise.