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07/19/12

Second report issued on Iranian student rights violations

Source: Radio Zamaneh

The human rights commission of the Iranian student organization Tahkim-e Vahdat had issued its second report to the UN's special rapporteur on human rights for Iran.


Protests at Tehran University - December 12, 2009

Daneshjoo News reports that that after the comprehensive first report documenting more than 2,000 cases of students' rights violations from March of 2009 to September of 2011, the second report examines violations in the past nine months.

According to the new report, the state's treatment of students and professors is far from improving, and the violation of their rights continues as before.

The report says that while some jailed student activists have been released after serving out their sentences, 50 students remain behind bars.

Among these jailed students are Bahareh Hedayat, who is serving out a 10-year term, Ziaeddin Nabavi and Majid Dori, who have been exiled to one of the worst prisons in the south of the country to serve out their respective 10-year and eight-year prison sentences, and Majid Tavakoli, who is in Karaj's Rejaishahr Prison.

The report adds that scores of students have been repeatedly summoned by the universities' disciplinary committees and suspended from their classes for their political views.

The report refers to 164 students, 142 of whom are identified, and another 22 who have provided information on condition of anonymity.

The report goes on to name the Intelligence Ministry, the Revolutionary Guards Corps, the security forces, university disciplinary committees as well as the Supreme Council of National Security and representatives of the Supreme Leader at colleges as some of the institutions exercising a heavy clampdown on students.

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