Three students of
Dadkhah told Radio Farda that the judiciary earlier promised an open trial for the students -- Majid Tavakkoli, Ehsan Mansuri, and Ahmad Qassaban -- who have rejected their charges (see "RFE/RL Newsline," October 16, 18, and 26, 2007).
Dadkhah said he told the court that
When asked if the students were beaten or mistreated before going to court, as reported in some media, Dadkhah did not confirm the allegations, but said they were handcuffed like common criminals, which he said is not in keeping with their alleged offences. He said he has not been able to see his clients regularly during their detention.
Unrest, Demonstrations Reported At Several Iranian Universities
Students at several Iranian
universities have staged sit-ins or other demonstrations in recent days to
protest against campus restrictions and penalties, the daily "Etemad" reported
on November 15. It reported unrest at universities in Shahrud, Ahwaz,
Students were reportedly protesting
against increasing restrictions on student groups and publications, suspensions,
expulsions, and one suspected detention. In Shahrud, in
The same day, about 100
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