Omid Shahmohammadi, Divondareh Teachers’ Union Activist, was Released on Bail

Omid Shahmohammadi, a Divandarah Teachers’ Rights activist who was detained by security guards on Monday, November 12th, 2018, was released on bail after 39 days of arrest.

According to the Campaign for the Defense of Political and Civil Prisoners, today, Thursday, December 20th, 2018, Omid Shahmohammadi, a teacher and activist of the Divandareh Kurdistan teachers who was arrested by the Revolutionary Guard Intelligence Forces one day before the November general sittings, was temporarily released with 100 million Tomans bail after 39 days of detention.

On Monday, November 12th, 2018, a day before the start of the second round of teachers’ strikes in Iran, security officials entered Omid Shahmohammadi house in Divandareh without a court order. The security officers searched and inspected his home, seized some personal belongings, arrested him, and transferred him to the Sanandaj detention center.

The Kurdistan Teacher Association issued a statement on November 17th, 2018, condemning the arrests threatened and summoned mass activists, and warned against an increase in the wave of these arrests.

It is said that after the second round of teachers’ sitting protest, on Tuesday, November 13th and Wednesday, November 15th, 2018, security guards began the wave of arrests, threats, and summons of teachers across the country.

In recent years, teachers and teachers’ Associations have repeatedly criticized the policies of the governments of the Islamic Republic of Iran by publishing articles or holding accolades in Tehran and other cities regarding education and teachers. Sometimes these criticizing and protests faced with arrest and suppression.

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