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Iranian Activist arrested on National Student Day

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Iranian authorities arrested another student activist yesterday, as the country marked National Student Day. The Human Rights Reporters Committee reports that security forces in Lahijan raided Mohammad Karimi's home yesterday and arrested him.

His home was also raided 11 days ago, but they were unable to arrest him at that time and instead just confiscated some of his personal belongings.

Karimi, who recently graduated from Lorestan University, was active in the campaign headquarters of MirHosein Mousavi during the controversial elections of 2009. Those elections ended with allegations of vote fraud, mass demonstrations and a severe government crackdown on protesters.

poster for imprisoned Iranian students
poster for imprisoned Iranian students

Human rights activists in Iran report that close to 70 student activists are currently in Islamic Republic jails on security charges, and student organizations now face serious restrictions by university and security officials.

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