Irán, República Islámica del - More teachers arrested

Milad Darvish, labour activist and filmmaker and a member of the “Environmental Foundation for the Sanctity of Life” (and honorary member of the Teachers’ Union) was arrested by the security forces on 22 August 2015 following a raid by intelligence force on his parents’ home where he was living. He had been previously detained on 1 March after a gathering of teachers in front of the Offices of Education in Tehran, and he spent twelve days of detention in ward 2A in Evin prison. He was released on a bail of 50 million Tomans.
Mohmmadreza Niknejad, an executive member of the Tehran Teachers’ Association, and Mehdi Bohlouli, an independent teacher activist, were arrested in their homes by security forces on 31 August 2015. Some of their belongings, including laptops, were confiscated in the course of the arrest. Another member of the Teachers’ Association, Ali Hossein Panahei, was arrested in the city of Sanandaj.
On the morning of 6 September 2015, Mr. Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, a board member of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (Tehran), was arrested by security forces at his home. Security forces searched his home and confiscated some of his belongings. ITTA (Tehran) reported that the day before his arrest, Mr. Beheshti Langroodi was part of a meeting between ITTA and Mr. Nobakht, President Rouhani’s Deputy, to discuss the problems teachers in Iran continue to face.
Ramin Zandnia, a member of ITTA (Kurdistan), was arrested along with his wife by intelligence forces in the city of Saqez on 15 October.

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