The IUF has welcomed the news that labour rights activist Haleh Safarzadeh was given conditional release from prison on August 10 after serving 5 months of a one-year sentence in Kachuei Prison.
- The IUF contacted the Government of Iran to demand her release in March 2022
- However, worker rights defender Alireza Saghafi, sentenced at the same time, remains imprisoned despite repeated requests for medical furlough to treat his serious health problems
- Haleh Safarzadeh warmly thanked all those who showed international solidarity and support
IUF General Secretary Sue Longley stated, “Despite important progress, the IUF remains deeply concerned about the status of all human rights defenders in Iran, including Alireza Saghafi.”