Monday, April 27, 2015 10:54:02 AM
Rasoul Bodaghi, an Iranian teacher, who has spent his last three years imprisonment terms, was taken to an unknown location on the pretext of being dispatched to Evin Court on 26 April 2015.
He was allegedly asked to abdicate from the Teachers Union activities by Intelligence Service officials, which causes the case will be closed. Officials want him to attend a televised session in order to express his confession as well.
Rasoul was deprived of conditional release during his six years imprisonment and exile; He had not been allowed even attending his mother funeral.
Whereas, Iranian teachers have frequently objected to injustice and a systematic discrimination in the recent years, which has not been taken into consideration by the officials. The teachers had chanted of “we are crying out of discrimination, not out of poverty, and the teacher prisoners must be freed.”
On 16 April 2015, thousands of Iranian teachers had protested in several cities, urging the officials to stop the non-ending discrimination against educators in the country as rights group reported.
The reports indicate that the security forces had suppressed the demonstrators brutally in Gilan Province on 16 April, on the other hand, a group of 300 individuals had simultaneously gathered in front of Islamic Consultative Assembly in Baharestan, Tehran.
By: Laleh Moazenzadeh
Translated: Kaveh Taheri