Teacher’s Union Leader on trial for peacefully advocating teachers’ rights in IranPublished by Tirdad on July 23, 2018
Mohammad Habibi, a member of the board of directors of the Teacher’s Trade Union and Teachers’ rights activist went trial at the Branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran, for the charges of “assembly and collusion against national security,” “propaganda against the state” and “disturbing public order,” the charges which have been brought by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, on 23rd July.
Mohammad Habibi was attacked by the security forces and was arrested during a teacher’s gathering in Tehran, on 3 May, 2018. Mohammad Habibi has been held at the Great Tehran Penitentiary since then and refused to be released on bail by judiciary officials. He was being denied his monthly state salary while under temporary detention and despite not being convicted of any crime.
Mohammad Habibi has been a well-respected teacher for the past eighteen years, working officially for the Ministry of Education. Reportedly, he had already been threatened by intelligence agents for his trade union related activities and organizing gatherings.