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Rasoul Bodaghi

HRD, Board Member

Rasoul Bodaghi is a member of the board of directors of the Iran’s Teachers’ Trade Association (ITTA) and a former supervisor of teachers' committee of Human Rights Activists in Iran.

On 2 September 2009, he was arrested and sentenced on 4 August 2010 to six years in prison and banned from social activities for five years by Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court for “assembly with the intent to disrupt national security” and “propaganda against the state.” In September 2015, at the end of his jail sentence, Branch 28 of the Revolutionary Court, sentenced Rasoul Bodaghi to a further three years in jail. On 28 April 2016, the human rights defender was released from Evin prison.



Human rights defenders and journalists are arrested, detained and prosecuted in unfair trials. HRDs continue to receive death threats and are subjected to harassment, arbitrary arrest and detention. They are refused bail or receive extreme bail conditions. HRDs are additionally subjected to systematic surveillance and their family members are targeted.