Teacher Facing Death Sentence in Iran
Submitted by Mary on Fri 13th June, 2008 - 12:41 pm
Education International has taken up the case of Farzad Kamangar - a 32 year old teacher who has been sentenced to death in Iran
The Iranian Teachers Association and Amnesty International are calling for Farzad to receive a fair trial. He is charged with endangering the state and emnity against God but his trial only lasted a few minuntes and reports say that he has been tortured on many occasions.
Farzad was a member of the Kurdish Teachers Trade Association until it was outlawed and was an active campaigner for minority and women's rights.
More details on Education International's website: www.ei-ie.org
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