Female student jailed for demanding mother’s release

Afsaneh Rezaei, a student of Shiraz University, was taken to Adel-Abad Prison on December 24, 2018 to serve a six-month sentence.

She was first arrested in August for participating in the gatherings in support of her mother who was detained during the strikes of teachers held on Nov. 13 & 14, in over 40 cities in Iran.

The mother of Afsaneh Rezaii was a teacher who was arrested in Shiraz for participating in the gatherings and protests of teachers and educators in August 2018.

Iranian security and judicial authorities responded to the second round of peaceful teachers’ rights strikes by arresting and summoning alleged participants in several cities across the nation.

Iranian teachers went on a nationwide strike on November 12 and 13 to demand better working conditions for their poorly paid profession, one month after their last mass protest.

The Teachers’ Trade Organizations’ Coordination Council (TTOCC) reported that following the strike, at least 13 protesters were arrested, more than 30 were summoned for questioning and 50 others were threatened by security agencies over the phone.

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