The Gilan Teachers Guild in northern Iran issued a statement on Monday, March 21st condemning a new ruling upholding another 3-year jail sentence issued for political prisoner Rasoul Baddaghi, also warning about the threat of this jailed teacher going blind due to unbearable prison conditions.
It is worth noting that on March 18th a Tehran Province appeals court upheld and confirmed a 3-year jail sentence for this imprisoned teacher. This political prisoner was arrested back in September 2009 and sentenced to 6 years behind bars. However, authorities have refused to release him after serving his time behind bars, instead transferring him to solitary confinement in ward 2A of Tehran’s notorious Evin Prison , known to be under the control of the Revolutionary Guards. Baddaghi is currently held in ward 7 of Evin Prison.