Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, is a board member and spokesperson for the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (Tehran), and currently in prison.
Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi started a hunger strike since thursday 26 november 2015, to protest the unfair verdict by the head of Branch 15 of the Revolutionary Court judge Salvati.
Mahmoud Beheshti Langroodi, a board member and spokesperson for the Iranian Teachers’ Trade Association (Tehran), had been granted a furlough from October 11th to 17th, 2015; however, Tehran’s prosecutor denied his request for the extension of his leave despite the fact that his bail conditions had previously been approved. He therefore returned to Evin prison on October 17, 2015. Prior to his temporary leave, Mr. Beheshti Langroodi had gone on dry hunger strike for six days following his arrest on September 6th to protest against his unjust incarceration. Mr. Beheshti Langroodi had previously been sentenced to five years in prison and it’s not clear whether this sentence will be carried out, suspended or otherwise reduced.