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Iranian teachers representative freed on bail

Tehran, Aug 15, IRNA -- Member of Board of the Teachers Association for Tehran Ali Asghar Zati was freed on bail on Sunday.

Deputy chairman of the Teachers Association Mohammad Khaksari told IRNA that Zati was freed after posting rls 70 million bail.

On August 10, secretary-general of the Teachers Association Mahmoud Beheshti Langroudi was also freed after posting rls 50 million bail.

The two activists lobbying for pay rise for the teachers with the parliament and government officials were detained on July 10.

Speaker of Parliament Gholam Ali Haddad Adel promised the teachers to seek a bill from the government to improve salary standard of the teachers.

President Mohammad Khatami said last month that the government is drawing up a bill to raise the remuneration for teachers to maintain acceptable life standard.

Meanwhile, Khaksari said that six members of the Teachers Association in Mazandaran province were arrested in the past few days.

Khaksari, who was arrested last week for 24 hours and is free on bail, called for the release of his colleagues arrested in the northern province.

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