Mokhtar Asadi’s Parole Was Rejected by the Court

Posted on: 31st March, 2018
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HRANA News Agency – Mokhtar Asadi’s request for parole was refused. He is a member of the Kurdish Teachers’ Association, who is serving a one-year imprisonment in Evin prison on charges of propaganda against the regime.

According to the report of Human Rights Activist News Agency in Iran (HRANA), the parole of Mokhtar Asadi, Trade Union activist who is serving his one year in Evin Prison, has been rejected.

Mokhtar Asadi was arrested in September last year when he went to the Revolutionary Court in Tehran to pursue his issued bail order.

This Kurdish teacher from Sanandaj was previously arrested by the security police in a major protest by the members of the teachers’ trade association in 2006 and a case was opened for him.

The Education Office of the Kurdistan province had extended the sentence of exile for Mokhtar Asadi, the Teachers’ Union activist, for the fifth year in a row, in December 2012, but the sentence was canceled by the Administrative Court of Justice.

After that, Mokhtar Asadi was arrested in 2010, after the series of arrests of Teachers’ Association members, such as; Mahmoud Beheshti Langeroudi, Ali Akbar Baghani, Seyyed Mahmoud Bagheri and Esmail Abdi, and after a trial, he was sent to Ward 209 of Evin prison. Mr. Asadi was released on the bail, after 66 days of detention, and judge Salavati sentenced him to one year imprisonment in Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court on charge of propaganda against the regime.