Iranian teacher Abdolreza Ghanbari saved from execution

30 August 2013 | last updated: 3 April 2019

UCU is relieved to learn that the death sentence imposed on Iranian teacher Abdolreza Ghanbari has been reduced to 15 years' detention and exile by the Tehran Revolutionary Court:

Back in March 2012 UCU wrote to the Iranian government calling on them to save the life of Dr. Ghanbari and the LabourStart campaign collected over 17,000 signatures, including large numbers of UCU members.

While welcoming the commutation of Dr. Ghanbari's death sentence, Education International calls on the Iranian government to release all detained trade union activists.

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