- Ahmed Shaheed , Amnesty , UN, Navi Pillay,HRW, EU members Ban Ki Moon
24 May 2012: Reported released at the end of his sentence.
Ali Pour Soleiman is a member of the Central Council of the Iranian Teachers' Organization. A prisoner inside Evin Prison's Ward 350, he has been in prison for almost a year without any furlough.
"We went to see Ali... Thank Good he was feeling a lot better, but he was sad to be behind bars on such a day. We cannot celebrate the Teacher's Day at all this year. We hope to celebrate when he gets out on 25 May, when he completes his sentence. We shall celebrate not just his release, but all our loved ones in prison," Pour Soleiman's mother told JARAS Website.
The teachers' rights activist was arrested in May 2011. He was severely beaten in prison and had to be transferred to hospital. After his hospital treatment, Ali Pour Soleiman was first transferred to IRGC's Ward 2-A, and then to Ward 350 at Evin Prison. His one-year sentence on charges of "propagating against the state" will end on 25 May. On Teacher's Day 2007, Iran's then Minister of Education and development, ordered the dismissal of Ali Pour Soleiman from his teaching position.
Immediate & Unconditional Release of Ali Pour Soleiman.
The Free Ali Pour Soleiman petition to Ahmed Shaheed , Amnesty , UN, Navi Pillay,HRW, EU members Ban Ki Moon was written by Anette Meyer and is in the category Human Rights at GoPetition.