Iran poised to execute teacher and labour activist
According to the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) and Education International (EI), Farzad Kamangar, the Iranian Kurdish teacher, social worker and labour activist sentenced to death on 25 February 2008 by the Revolutionary Court of Tehran, could be hanged at any time.
Earlier this week, Education International (EI) reported that Kamangar was taken from his cell 121 in ward 209 of Tehran’s Evin prison in preparation for execution. As of 27 November, Kamangar was still alive and had met with his lawyer for the first time in more than two months.
Prior to yesterday, the last time Kamangar was seen was at the prison's health clinic. He was in poor health and bore signs of having been beaten.The Iranian authorities have a history of sentencing Iranian labour activists for simply trying to exercise basic trade union rights and and for criticising maltreatment and torture of prisoners. Join the international outcry to save Kamangar's life.