Shirin Ebadi and human rights organizations are joining a call by the Iranian student association Daftar Tahkim Vahdat and alumni association Advar Tahkim Vahdat, in a new campaign to call for the release of imprisoned students in Iran.
The campaign, “Speak Up for Imprisoned Students,” is aimed at spreading the voices of imprisoned Iranian students and students banned from continuing their education throughout the world. The supporting organizations are calling for international efforts on their behalf for their release and for their academic rights.
Currently in Iran, there are at least 31 students in prison. Many other students are waiting to serve their sentences or are free on bail.
The students who are currently in prison are:
Hassan Asadi Zeidabadi, Javad Alikhani, Mohammad Ahadi, Babak Dashab, Majid Dorri, Moin Ghamin, Mahdieh Golrou, Bahareh Hedayat, Saeed Jalalifar, Ali Jamali, Milad Karimi, Mehrdad Karami, Mehdi Kodaii, Omid Kokabi, Habibollah Latifi, Shabnam Madadzadeh, Ali Malihi, Aliakbar Mohammadzadeh, Atefeh Nabavi, Zia Nabavi, Hamed Omidi, Hossein Ronaghi Malaki, Hamed Rouhi Nejad, Roozbeh Saadati, Arash Sadeghi, Afshin Shahbazi, Fereshteh Shirazi, Iqan Shahidi, Abolfazl Tabarzadi, Majid Tavakoli, and Shahin Zeinali.
Below are the initial supporters of this campaign:
Shirin Ebadi (Head of Center for Human Rights Defenders) and:
Green Activists in London
Green Students for A Democratic Iran-Southern California
Human Rights Activists
Human Rights Watch
International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran
Iranian Democratic Student Association in George Washington University
Iranian Green Quest of Graduates and Students
Solidarity with Iran’s Democratic Movement (Canada)
Students for Iranian Green Movement Association (Canada)
Student Green Movement of Vancouver in Solidarity With People of Iran
Supporting Student Movement in Iran (Sigma), University of Victoria (Canada)
The International Federation of Human Rights (FIDH)
United 4 Iran