Several dozens of teachers were arrested during a peaceful gathering in Tehran on April 21, 2022.
Mohammad Habibi, the spokesman of the Teachers’ League in Tehran and a member of its board of directors, announced that 40 of the teachers arrested were women and 30 were men.
Two women teachers arrested in this peaceful gathering are Shahrzad Ghadiri, a member of the Teachers’ Union, and Massoumeh Zamani.
The 30 male teachers detained in Tehran’s peaceful gathering were taken to the Gisha Police Station.
The Telegram Channel of the Coordination Council of Iranian Teachers’ Associations has published the names of 21 of the detained male teachers.
One primary demand made during the nationwide gathering of teachers on April 21, 2022, was to release imprisoned teachers.
Teachers’ nationwide protests in 50 Iranian cities and 24 provinces
Iran’s teachers and educators took to the streets in a nationwide protest on Thursday, April 21, 2022. The rally had been previously called for and coordinated. Women teachers played an active role in virtually all the gatherings.
The Iranian teachers and educators held their protests in more than 50 cities and 24 provinces across the country, calling for the release of imprisoned teachers and an end to the fabrication of cases against activist teachers.
According to the news published on the Telegram channel of the Coordination Council of Iranian Teachers’ Associations, which reports live on these nationwide protest rallies, plainclothes forces, guards, and police have cordoned off the entire route from Ferdowsi Square to the end of Qarni Street in Tehran. They did not allow the teachers to assemble and arrested several teachers, including women, in the very first minutes.
In recent months, in step with the escalation of teachers’ peaceful gatherings, security and judiciary forces have been dealing with activist teachers, namely summoning, arresting, and detaining them.