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Jordan's Teachers Arrested over Coronavirus Criticism

In Jordan, the teachers' union had concerns about the way the government was handling the coronavirus crisis.

The government's response was to arrest leading members of the union, raid the union offices and shut the union down for the next two years.

Riot police were then deployed to break up peaceful demonstrations by teachers denouncing the crackdown on trade union rights.

The Education International has called for the unconditional release of the union leaders, the lifting ofthe ban on the union, and the guaranteeing of the fundamental rights and democratic freedoms of educators and all workers, including their freedoms of opinion, expression, assembly and association.

Please support this call by sending your message today to the Jordanian government: