Kurdish labour activist Foad (Sirous) Fathi has been sentenced to a total of four years in prison and supplementary penalties following his arrest by security forces in Tehran and transfer to Evin Prison on 4 November.

The activist was tried on 2 December in Branch 26 of the Islamic Revolutionary Court in Tehran, presided over by Judge Afshar, and he was informed of the verdict in recent days, the Kurdistan Human Rights Network (KHRN) has learned.

According to the verdict, the court sentenced Fathi to four years in prison and additional penalties, including an international travel ban, a ban on membership of political and social groups, and a two-year restriction on residence in Tehran and its suburbs.

The court charged the activist with “acting against national security” through membership of the Komala Kurdistan’s Organisation of the Communist Party of Iran and “propaganda against the state”.

In recent years, Fathi has been summoned and detained several times for his labour-related activities.