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Iranian student protesters handed heavy sentences

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Advar news reacted to Iranian government's denial of the existence of detained students by publishing the names of 32 imprisoned students. According to this report, 24 of the detained students have been handed 71 years in prison in between them; one has been sentenced to execution, and the rest are in an undetermined state in prison.

Mahmoud Molabashi, Deputy in charge of students' affairs at the Ministry of Science told reporters last week that only a "very limited number of students" are currently in prison.

In the past eleven months, at least 600 students were arrested for protests against the alleged fraud in the 2009 presidential elections and anti-government protests.

Names and identities of 200 imprisoned students have so far been published in various media reports.

According to a report by Amir Kabir Newsletter, at least 240 students were arrested in Mashad within two days last December. Tens more were arrested in other cities during those days.

In the first few days after the June elections, scores of students were also arrested at Tehran University dorm.

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