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Iranian activists get solitary for protesting closure of prison library

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Imprisoned labour activists Rasoul Bedaghi and Shahrokh Zamani have been transferred to solitary confinement at Rejai Shahr Prison for their protests against the closure of a prison library.

The Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA) reports that on Saturday February 15, Bedaghi and Zamani were transferred to solitary confinement for having protested the closure of the prison library in their ward.

Bedaghi, a former high school teacher from Eslam Shahr, is an executive member of the Teachers' Association. He was fired from his teaching position and the court also sentenced him to six years in jail for his labour activities. He has been imprisoned since 2009.

Shahrokh Zamani is a member of the Support for the Establishment of Labour Organizations Committee and the Painters' Association. He has been in jail since June of 2011 and has been sentenced to 11 years in jail.

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