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Iran: Four Detained Student Activists Transferred To Tehran's Evin Prison

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian authorities press on with crack down on student activists as the four recently detained members of the Iranian student organization, Daftar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat, were transferred to Evin Prison yesterday.

The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reports that according to "an informed student source", Babol prosecutor has told the families of Mohsen Barzegar and Alireza Kiani that the two were arrested and sent to Tehran following "legal proceedings taken against them by Tehran judiciary officials."

Barzegar and Kiani along with Ali Gholizadeh and Mohammad Heydarzadeh were arrested between Friday and Sunday.

The Campaign reports that Ali Gholizadeh, head of Shahrood Islamic Association, was arrested in Mashhad at his father's home while Mohammad Heydarzadeh, another student activist, was arrested in ShahreKord. Barzegar and Kiani, involved in the Mazandaran University student association, were arrested in the north.

Daftar-e Tahkim-e Vahdat has reported that the government has started a new wave of arrests of its members in order to stifle their activities especially as they are involved in a nationwide campaign to elect their new leadership.

Following the controversial re-election of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad which protesters claim was rigged, Daftar-e Tahkim-e Vahadat and student activists have been heavily hit with government persecution.

Many of their members and leadership have been arrested and handed heavy prison terms while hardliners have demanded that the organization be deemed illegal.

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