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Esmail Abdi transferred to section 350 of Evin prison

Esmail Abdi, who has already spent about a year and 4 months in notorious Evin prison, was suddenly transferred from ward 8 to ward 350 within the same prison!

Ward 350 of Evin prison does not have any telephone and other means of communication and his wife and three children were not given permission to visit him.

Mr Abdi’s wife has reported that she has not been given any information of her husband’s circumstances and health since 1st of March (2017) and that she does not know why he has been transferred to ward 350.  She has raised serious concerns about the safety and wellbeing of her husband. 

Instead of considering teachers demands’ for independent trade union, above the poverty-line wages, descent national health, descent pension scheme, free education, safe classroom for students, and to stop privatising Education, Islamic regime of Iran has intensified pressures on teachers activists. Teachers’ activists are either under prosecution, on trial, facing long prison sentences or in the case of Esmail Abdi are incarcerated or like Ali Akbar Baghani sent to exile.

Esmail Abdi has been targeted by government authorities for his union activities and stance on free and accessible public education for all. IASWI urges all teachers’ organizations internationally to demand immediate freedom of Esmail Abdi and dismissal of all sentences given to teachers’ activists.

More background: An appeal for retrial of Esmail Abdi has been rejected!

International Alliance in Support of Workers in Iran (IASWI)

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March 7, 2017

PLEASE SEND protest letters to:  

·         Leader of the Islamic Republic, Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei
Twitter: @khamenei_ir (English) or @Khamenei_fa (Persian)
Email: [email protected]
·         President of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Hassan Rouhani
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Twitter: @HassanRouhani (English) and
@Rouhani_ir (Persian)
·         IRI’s Minister of Education; Email: [email protected]
·         Permanent Mission of the Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations

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Link: An appeal for retrial of Esmail Abdi has been rejected! 

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