Tehran, Feb 27, IRNA -- About 150 students of Tehran University's
Faculty of Social Science held a sit-in protest on Sunday to denounce
a judicial verdict against one of instructors of Allameh Tabatabaei
The sit-in protest lasted for two hours from 12:30 to 14:30 local
time (0900-1100 hours GMT) at the end of which they issued a statement
protesting the verdict against the university teacher and other
political activists of the academic community.
IRNA reporter said that other students from the Faculty of
Management and Faculty of Foreign Languages joined the sit-in protest
later issuing separate statements in condemnation of the judicial
action against the academic activists.
Member of the Central Council of the Islamic Association of
Faculty of Social Science Ali Akbarzadeh told IRNA on the sidelines of
the sit-in protest that the university should be respected as a free
environment for scientific debates. The students and teachers should
not be exposed to narrow-minded political restrictions.
He said that the sit-in protest was staged by the reformist
students of the Faculty of Social Science of Tehran University.
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