Iran: Education International demands the unconditional release of two French teacher unionists

published 7 October 2022 updated 10 October 2023

Education International (EI) strongly condemns the cruel ploy by the Iranian authorities to extort a statement from two French unionists who are in captivity as “State hostages”.

Cécile Kohler and Jacques Paris, two teacher unionists, members of Force Ouvrière France, were detained while on a private tourist trip to Iran in May 2022.

EI, an organisation which stands for freedom of association and expression around the world, demands their immediate and unconditional release and safe return to their families.

EI stands in solidarity and is in full support of the detained colleagues, their union and all those suffering persecution in Iran.