IRAN - Teacher trade unionist receives temporary reprieve

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Esmail Abdi, leader of the Iranian teachers union, has been allowed to leave the notorious Evin Prison. It is a temporary reprieve from his six-year sentence. He can be re-arrested at any moment.

Nevertheless, it is good news. And it shows the power of campaigning by the international trade union movement. LabourStart and Education International have run several campaigns going back a number of years demanding Abdi's freedom.

Read more about what has happened on the Education International website.