Soraya Darabi, Editor of Teacher's Pen Weekly Paper (هفته نامه قلم معلم) and ex-vice president of ITTA
|Education||Bachelor in Persian language literature|
|Occupation||Teacher, journalist, trade union and women rights activist|
|Editor of Teacher's Pen Weekly Paper (هفته نامه قلم معلم); ex-vice president of ITTA|
|Children||Sajjad Khaksari, Sadid Khaksari and Ali Khaksari|
|Parent(s)||Ghodratali Darabi and Marzieh Fatahi|
Soraya Darabi (Persian: ثریا دارابی ‘’Soraya Darabi’’; born 23 September 1955) is an Iranian teacher, journalist and trade union activist. Moreover, she was editor of Teacher's Pen Weekly Paper and vice president of the Iran Teachers Trade Association (ITTA).
Soraya Darabi was vice president of the Iran Teachers Trade Association (ITTA) and she was editor of Teacher's Pen Weekly Paper (هفته نامه قلم معلم) on May 9, 2007 when the Iranian security guards attacked teachers gathering in Tehran (in front of Iranian Islamic Parliament) and arrested 22 teachers.
Soraya Darabi was one of female teachers who were arrested. By Islamic Revolutionary Court’s decision, she was detained in Evin prison for 10 days before her release in exchange for $40,000 in bail. Additionally, since November 5, 2007, Soraya Darabi worked with Shirin Ebadi as a member of Iranian Mothers of Peace (Persian: ‘’’’Madarane Solhe’’’’ or مادران صلح) and before the shutdown of Defenders of Human Rights Center (DHRC) offices during the governance of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
- Education International
- Amnesty International
- Shirin Ebadi, Human rights lawyer and judge, 2003 Nobel Laureate
- UNHCR 2009 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - Iran
- Education International – UPR Submission – Iran; Page 3-4
- IranSoS Report May 2007, Section 105
- Iranian Women's Rights-2007
- STATEMENT BY 700 ADVOCATES OF EQUAL RIGHTS
- Annex 25 of ILO Report No 351, November 2008
- Education International News, January 2009
- Amnesty Netherland
- U.S. Department of State 2009 Human Rights Report: Iran
- Rahai Zan TV: Interviews Soraya Darabi
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