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11/23/09

Iran: Sharif University of Technology Alumni Decry Arrests


Payvand.com
- Over 150 Sharif University of Technology alumni have written a letter protesting the arrest and detention of Hojat Sharifi, his wife Nafiseh Zare Kohan and other student activists.


Nafiseh Zare Kohan

Nafiseh Zare Kohan, journalist, was arrested on Nov. 4th in Tehran. She called home some hours after her arrest but she didn't know where she was being detained. Hojat Sharifi, Nafiseh Zare's husband, is in the same predicament; he also called home and yet is unaware of the whereabouts of the location he has been transferred to.

In their letter, Sharif alumni have decried the current situation of the country and condemned the wave of arrests that has followed Iran's June presidential elections. The letter states that the ruling establishment, instead of responding to questions raised by peaceful protesters, has used the security apparatus to silence the protests using all available means: arrests of political activists, journalists, cultural figures and many innocent people; violently attacking the protesters; holding show trials, etc.

The alumni have demanded that the government release their friends and all other student and political activists unconditionally.

Full text of the letter along is available online (in Persian)

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