Teachers Across Iran Protest for Fair Pay, Release of Jailed Colleagues

Teachers and supporters protested in the streets of more than 119 cities across Iran, including thousands in Shiraz, the capital of Fars province in south-central Iran, at least hundreds in the capital of Tehran, and hundreds in Yasouj, the capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad Province, on December 13, 2021, the third day of protests.

Videos posted on social media showed clashes with security forces that were condemned by onlookers, while Rasoul Bodaghi, a civil activist and member of the Iranian Teachers Trade Unions Coordination Council was beaten by officers while being arrested at his home on December 11.

Between 2014 and 2019, at least four teachers were given the death sentence for alleged activities against the state, and three of them were executed: ethnic Arabs Hadi Rashedi and Hashem Shabaninejad and Kurdish activist Farzad Kamangar.

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May your coffee be strong and your Monday be short. Coffee connoisseur. Part time writer, writes about politics in middle east and anything interesting

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