Earlier this month, the Appeals Court of Tehran confirmed the six year sentenceagainst the General Secretary of the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association, Esmail Abdi. Teachers in Iran staged massive protestsin 2015 for better pay and conditions and against the deplorable state of public education in Iran. Esmail was targetedfor repression as an example to other workers. He is not the only trade union leader in jail, and this month, Jafar Azimzadeh, chairman of the Free Union of the Iranian Workers, and Shapour Ehsanirad, were also given long prison sentences.
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