The coordinating body of Iranian education unions has described it as an “assassination”.
The NEU condemns this shocking brutality in the strongest terms.
We are also concerned to receive reports that Fariba Anami, a dedicated trade union activist, with over 25 years of service at Gilan and Anzali high schools, has been unjustly fired from her position as a teacher.
These developments serve as unsettling reminders of the brutal repression that people across Iran are experiencing daily. Nationwide protests since the killing of Mahsa (Jina) Amini, who died following a violent arrest for wearing an “improper” hijab, have been met with brute force.
The NEU has been following the situation in Iran closely and has frequently made representations to the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), supported related campaigns, and responded to requests for solidarity from UK-based solidarity group CODIR and from the Cooperative Council of Iranian Teachers Trade Associations (CCITTA).
The NEU reiterates its solidarity with Iranian teachers, their trade unions and associations, and all those whose fundamental human rights are being denied.