Teachers Union Activist Masoud Farhikhteh Sentenced

Teachers Union Activist Masoud Farhikhteh Sentenced

The Criminal Court of Tehran has sentenced Masoud Farhikhteh, a member of the Islamshahr Teachers Trade Association, to one year imprisonment and 74 lashes, which was suspended for two years.

According to HRANA, the news agency of Human Rights Activists, quoting the Coordination Council of Iranian Teachers’ Trade Associations, Masoud Farhikhteh was sentenced to one year suspended prison sentence and flagellation on the charge of “disturbing public order.”

In the trial, participation in “illegal gatherings” was presented as evidence to support the above-mentioned charge.

On Thursday, May 13, 2022, during the teachers’ protests in various cities in Iran, several protestors including Farhikhteh were arrested. On June 8, Farhikhteh was released on bail until the end of legal proceedings.

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