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Update on the case of jailed teacher Farzad Kamangar

published 22 February 2010 updated 22 February 2010

Earlier in January, Education International reported that Iranian teacher unionist Farzad Kamangar was facing the imminent danger of being executed. Online support for his appeal came in from individuals worldwide, and raised the number of online messages to more than 9,000.

Thanks to their support and the courage of his attorney, Kamangar is alive but still living under the shadow of the death penalty. According to the latest information received from Iran, Kamangar's case was being sidelined by its previous prosecutor. For a detailed summary of the case of Farzad Kamangar, please refer to our article linked below.

EI continues to call on the government of Iran to commute the death sentence against Farzad Kamangar, and has made representations to the United Nations Human Rights Council under the Universal Periodic Review procedure which took place recently on 15 Feb in Geneva. In addition, affiliates in the UK and the USA have written to their respective Secretaries of State, David Miliband and Hillary Clinton, urging them to take up Kamangar’s case with the Iranian authorities.

If you have not sent your support, please do so today at: www.ei-ie.org/savefarzad