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5 Aug 2020

International Labour Network of Solidarity and Struggle

International Community Demands the Release of Jordan Teachers’ Syndicate Leaders and Restoration of the Union

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We stand in solidarity with the Teachers’ Syndicate of Jordan and its detained leadership. On 25 July, the Jordanian government ordered the union shut down and its 13 central council members arrested. The detained union leaders are currently on hunger strike in Jordanian prisons.

The undersigned organizations and members of the global human rights and trade union community call on the Kingdom of Jordan to reverse the unlawful closure of the Jordan Teacher’s Syndicate, to release all detained members of the syndicate, and release all those detained during protests in solidarity with the syndicate. We urge that the detained teachers’ union leaders be released immediately and that the Teachers’ Syndicate be restored to its proper and legal position representing the teachers of Jordan. Further, we urge the Jordanian government to end the crackdown on public expression, popular demonstrations, journalism and social media commentary.