Tuesday, June 18, 2019 02:54

Iranian student activists

Activist jailed without charges demands freedom

Mehdieh Golrou, the Iranian student and women’s rights activist currently jailed in Evin Prison, has refused to accept any belongings from her family and demanded her release. » read more

Jailed student activist gets brief respite

Iranian student activist Majid Tavakoli, who was arrested in the 2009 election protests, was released on Saturday August 23 for a four-day leave. » read more

Former reformist campaigner gets shorter sentence

Maryam Shafipour’s prison sentence was reduced to five years in the appeals court, her lawyer reports. Mahmoud Alizadeh told IRNA that Shafipour was sentenced to a seven-year suspended term in the Branch 15 Revolutionary Court,  and on appeal the term was reduced to five years. » read more

Education activist released after serving sentence

Iranian student and political activist Majid Dori was released from Karoon Prison in Ahwaz on Thursday June 12 after serving out his five-year sentence. » read more

Karroubi campaign worker given seven-year sentence

Maryam Shafipour, an Iranian student activist who worked on Mehdi Karroubi’s presidential campaign in 2009, has been sentenced to seven years in jail by the Revolutionary court. » read more

Jailed student activists given first furloughs

Iranian student activists Zia Nabavi and Arash Mohammadi were given furloughs on Wednesday January 22. » read more

Second prison furlough for jailed activist

Jailed student activist Majid Dori has been given a furlough by Iranian authorities. » read more

New university chief says students won’t be booted for beliefs

The new head of Iran’s Azad University has announced that students will no longer be expelled or suspended for their political beliefs. » read more

Jailed student activist gets first furlough

Majid Dori, a jailed Iranian student activist who was arrested in the election protests of 2009, has been given his first furlough since first being arrested. » read more

Academic official offers frank criticism to Supreme Leader

On Sunday July 28, as more than a thousand university students met with Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei, Mostafa Dini, the secretary of the Islamic Association Tehran University, spoke critically about the security-laden atmosphere dominating the institutes of higher learning and the lack of any legal action against the “true perpetrators” of the attacks on Tehran University campus in 1999 and 2009. » read more