Iranian security forces arrested Jabbar Dousti, a retired teacher and a member of the Kurdistan-Marivan Teachers’ Union, in Marivan, Kurdistan province, on 31 January.

He has been arrested and taken to an undisclosed location as he was leaving his home to participate in a teachers’ protest rally.

A day earlier, security forces had arrested Shaban Mohammadi, another member of the Kurdistan-Marivan Teachers’ Union, at his home.

For the third day in a row, at the same time as other cities in Iran, teachers in Marivan held a protest rally demanding the release of imprisoned teachers and consideration of their unions’ demands.