Ten Detained Teachers in Saqqez Prison Go on Hunger Strike

On Saturday, June 18, 2022, ten detained teachers, Khaled Abdollahi, Soleiman Abdi, Ahmad Ghaderi, Amanj Amini, Zahed Moradi, Esmail Reihani, Heam Khakpour, Taher Hamedi, Mohsen Shokooh, and Hasan Rahimian went on hunger strike in protest against their detention.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, ten teachers, who were arrested during the recent nationwide teachers’ protest, went on hunger strike in Saqqez Prison.

On Thursday, June 16, 2022, in response to the call of the Coordination Council of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations, active and retired teachers and educators held protests in front of the Ministry of Education in several cities across Iran. Last Wednesday and Thursday, dozens of teachers including 21 teachers in Saqqez were arrested.

The teachers’ demands include the immediate release of their detained colleagues, the implementation of the “Job Ranking Plan” as passed in Iran’s parliament, closing the gap in pensions, free education for students, and a maximum class size of 16.

Ten Teacher Union Activists Arrested in Saqqez and Divandarreh

Yesterday, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, security forces arrested ten teacher union activists in Saqqez and Divandarreh, in Kurdistan Province, and transferred them to an unidentified location. The individuals arrested, who are members of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Trade Associations, include Soleiman Abdi, Aziz Marzi, Salah Sorkhi from Saqqez and Omid-Shah Mohammadi, Othman Rezai, Hiwa Ghoreishi, Parviz Ahsani and Kaweh Mohammadzadeh from Diwandarreh.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting Kurdpa, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, ten members of the Kurdistan Teachers’ Trade Associations were arrested in Saqqez and Divandarreh.

The reason for the arrest, the whereabouts and the charges against these individuals are unknown so far.

The Coordination Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations called active and retired teachers to rally across the country in protest against the widespread arrests of teachers.

Nine Teacher Union Activists Indicted in Saqqez

Nine Teacher Union Activists in the city of Saqqez in Kurdistan Province were indicted by the Public and Revolutionary Court of Saqqez. These individuals were identified as Awat Razavi, Leila Enayat-Zadeh, Taher Hamedi, Taher Ghaderzadeh, Amanj Amini, Aziz Marzi, Ahmad Ghaderi, Khaled Abdollahi, and Soleiman Abdi.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Telegram account “Teachers’ Union” (Kanale Senfi Moaleman), nine teachers who had been arrested during teachers’ protest in Saqqez were indicted.

The report did not mention the charges against these teachers.

 

Comprehensive Report: Seven Days of Protests in Iran

HRANA -The Center of Statistics at Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) has published a report regarding the recent seven days of protests in Iran which occurred from December 28, 2017 to January 03, 2018. Currently, we have reports on the extent of the protests and the names of arrested individuals as of January 09, 2018.

At the time of compiling this report, the Iranian State had not provided a conclusive report of the protests and it’s under currents. Therefore, this report should be deemed as a cursory review and a collection of the reports of the events rather than a singularly comprehensive one. Continue reading “Comprehensive Report: Seven Days of Protests in Iran”

Seven days in the month of Dey; The initial brief report of the first week of protests in Iran

HRANA – The Center of Statistics at Human Rights Activists in Iran (HRAI) has published this report regarding the recent seven days of protests in Iran which occurred from December 28, 2017 to January 3, 2018.

At the time of the compilation of this report, there are still protests occurring in parts of Iran. As a result, this report does not provide the most comprehensive outlook possible of the recent protests in Iran and is solely focused on the first seven days of protests. Continue reading “Seven days in the month of Dey; The initial brief report of the first week of protests in Iran”

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