Saturday, 08 January 2011
RAHANA – The Appeals Court of the Province of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari has upheld the one year prison sentence for Nabioolah Bastan, a Teacher’s Union activist in Shahrekord while he was hospitalized.
He had been summoned to serve his sentence over the phone but he had refused to appear at prison and had stated that they can come and detain him if they want to transfer him to prison,
The security forces detained the literature teacher on his way back from school. His children took his personal belongings to prison the next day.
Currently, Secretary General of the Teacher’s Organization Alireza Hashemi, Secretary General of the Teacher’s Union Ali Akbar Baghani, Spokesperson for the Tehran Teacher’s Union Mahmoud Beheshti-Langaroudi, Tehran Teacher’s Union member Mahmoud Bagheri and Kurdistan Teacher’s Union member Mokhtar Asadi, who have all spent time in solitary confinement, are awaiting their court hearing.
Mohammad Davari, Rasoul Bodaghi, Abdolreza Ghanbari and Abdollah Momeni are also among the teachers who are currently confined in prison.