A report on teachers' protests and the arrest of 44 Kurdish teachers

09:21 - 17/6/2022

A report on teachers' protests and the arrest of 44 Kurdish teachers

Hana Human Rights Organization: On Thursday, June 16, 2022, in Iranian cities, teachers protested against the non-implementation of assimilation, ranking, illegal detentions of trade union activists, and IRIB scenarios. Despite the arrest and threats of dozens of teachers not to participate in the protests, protest rallies were held throughout Iran.


In Kurdistan, along with all over the country, in the cities of Kermanshah, Islamabad Gharb, Harsin, Ilam, Abdanan, Sanandaj, Bukan, Saqez, Bijar, Divandarah, Kamyaran, Marivan and Sardasht. Protest rallies demanding the release of the imprisoned teacher's  were among the common slogans.

During these protests, the cities of Kurdistan were militarized, and in all of these protests, there was a reactionary intervention and repression of the security forces, such that in Marivan, "Adel Mohammadpour", a retired teacher, and a 61-year-old and a child about 13 years old, were beaten and detained by security forces. .

The protests are taking place while, according to statistics and information received, at least 44 Kurdish trade union activists have been arrested or summoned in connection with the protests.

Kurdistan Teachers Association_Saqez and Zivieh:
Marzieh Talaei, Khalid Abdulahi, Mohamad Fatahi, Taher Qaderzadah, Suleiman Abdi, Aziz Marzi, Ahmad Qaderi, Kaiwan Mohamadi, Hosain Mohamadi, Loqman Alahmoradi, Khalid Shaixi, Salahaldin, Hosaini, Qadr Yathrabi, Amanj Amini, Zahed Moradi, Anwar Farajzadeh, Esmail Raihani, Hesam Khakpur, Hassan Rahimian
Taher Hamedi (transferred to Saqez Central Prison today »
  Awat Razavi (released temporarily today)
Salah Sorx
Kurdistan Teachers Association_Mariwan: ( June 15, 2022)
Tahsin Mustafa, Saiwan Sulimani, Aram Mohammadi, Aram Ghaderi
 Also on the same day, five other union activists identified as "Khalid Menbari, Naseh Moradi, Saleh Habibi, Ismail Amini, Bakhtiar Ahmadi" were summoned to the intelligence office and threatened by security forces not to participate in the protests.
Kurdistan Teachers Association_Divandarreh: Date of arrest ( June 15, 2022)
Hiwa Qureshi, Kawa Mohamadzadeh, Omid ShahMohammadi, Osman Rezaei, Parviz Ahsani

Kurdistan Teachers Association_Sanandaj: (June 15, 2022)
Mohammad Reza Moradi, Salah Haji Mirzaei, Behzad Ghavami
Five other union activists, identified as Fateh Asadi, Reza Eliassy, ​​Jabbar Pakzad, Sadegh Kanani and Maryam Ahmadi, were summoned to the intelligence service and threatened by security forces not to take part in the protests.