Right to Education

February 25, 2009

University Campus Violently Attacked

University Campus Violently Attacked (25 February 2009) Government forces violently attacked hundreds of protesting students at Amir Kabir University in Tehran and arrested dozens of students on 23 February 2009, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The Campaign expressed its serious concerns for the health of the detainees and fears that they may be subjected to torture and ill-treatment. It called on the Iranian government to immediately release all Amir Kabir students and to ... read more
February 21, 2009

Lives of Four Students on Hunger Strike Are at Risk

Lives of Four Students on Hunger Strike Are at Risk (21 February 2009) The lives of four Amirkabir University students, Majid Tavakoli, Hossein Torkashvand, Esmaiel Salmanpour and Kourosh Daneshyar, who went on hunger strike to protest their arbitrary detention, are at risk. The students should be released immediately and unconditionally, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. The four students are among a group of around twenty people arrested on 5 February 2009, at a ceremony to honor Mehdi Bazargan, ... read more
January 12, 2009

Six More Shiraz University Students Detained

Six More Shiraz University Students Detained (12 January 2009) Six more students from Shiraz University were detained, after they appeared at the Intelligence Office in Shiraz following official summonses, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reported today. The newly detained students are among 10 who were summoned on 5 January. Six of those who appeared at the Intelligence Office were detained and another, Mahboubeh Khademi, was allowed to leave. The six detained students have had no contact with their ... read more
January 5, 2009

Release Detainees and Stop Prosecution of Students at Shiraz University

Release Detainees and Stop Prosecution of Students at Shiraz University (5 January 2009) The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reported that four students at Shiraz University, Abdoljalil Rezaiee, Kazem Rezaiee, Mohsen Zarinkamar, and Loghman Ghadiri Goltapeh, were arrested following summonses to the Intelligence Office in Shiraz on Saturday, 3 January 2009. The Intelligence Office subsequently informed their families that charges in their children’s cases had not yet been filed and that they would be kept in detention until the ... read more
January 3, 2009

Two Executed by Stoning, as a Third Escapes

Two Executed by Stoning, as a Third Escapes (3 January 2009) Three men were subjected to stoning sentences on 25 December 2008, in the Behesht Zahra Cemetery in the City of Mashad, according to local sources, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. Two were stoned to death, while a third, an Afghani national, apparently managed to escape from the hole in which he was partially buried. His fate is unknown. The stonings contradict an official claim that Iranian authorities had put an end to the ... read more
December 5, 2008

Allow Peaceful Celebrations of National Student Day

Allow Peaceful Celebrations of National Student Day (5 December 2008) Despite three years of persecution and prosecution and increasing threats from official organs against university students, the voices of Iranian students promoting academic freedom on university campuses and the right to education are strong and clear, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reported on the eve of National Student Day, 6 December.... read more
November 26, 2008

Students Deserve Right to Education not Detention

Students Deserve Right to Education not Detention (26 November 2008) The health and safety of four students detained after staging a sit-in protest against their suspension from Alameh Tabataba'i University are at risk, according to the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. Mahdieh Golroo, Sadiq Shojai, Saeed Feyzallahzadeh, and Majid Dari started a sit-in on 22 November. In the early hours of 25 November, security forces violently attacked them and other students who had gathered in their support and detained the ... read more
July 23, 2008

New Arrests Target Student Activists

New Arrests Target Student Activists (23 July 2008) Security and intelligence agents are engaged in an extensive campaign of arbitrary detentions targeting student activists around the country, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran said today. During the past two weeks, the authorities have detained more than twenty students, seventeen of whom remain in detention. These detentions coincided with the anniversary of massive student protests on 8 July 1999. ... read more
April 11, 2008

Students Resist Prosecution for Peaceful Protests

Students Resist Prosecution for Peaceful Protests (11 April 2008) Students at Shiraz University are refusing to respond to summonses relating to their participation in peaceful protests in March. The students are reportedly outraged that the university administration is bringing charges of “causing rioting and chaos” against them.... read more
March 15, 2008

Police Attack Shiraz University Seminar after Days of Student Protests

Police Attack Shiraz University Seminar after Days of Student Protests UPDATE: (15 March 2008) On March 11, Iranian authorities released four students detained on the previous Sunday during the violent police attack. The detainees were held at the Intelligence Ministry’s detention center in Shiraz. Special Forces beat the students as they detained them, but during the detention they were not subjected to physical abuse.... read more