Arrest and Imprisonment of at least 16 Kurdish Students in the Past Month
Shiro-khorshid-forever / Sayeh Hassan

While there has been a lot of attention to the arrest of student activist Mr. Majid Tavakoli who was arrested on National Student Day, unfortunately most activists have been virtually silent about the arrest and imprisonment of many other students who were also arrested on or around the national student day in Iran. While we must work towards the freedom of Majid Tavakoli we cannot forget all the other activists who were also arrested around the same time and probably are facing the same faith as Mr. Tavakoli.

According to Azarmehr Association of Women of Kurdistan Ms. Lila Mohammadi, a student at Tehran University and a woman’s rights activist was arrested on November 16th 2009 during a rally in protest against the execution of a young Kurdish activist Ehsan Fatahiyan. Ms. Mohammadi is still in custody in Section 209 of the Evin Prison.

During the same protest number of other students including Mr. Ahmad Ismaili, Mr. Amanj Rahimi, Mr. Abdollah Arefi, Mr. Bakhshan Azizi, Sorveh Veysi and Hejar Yousefi were also arrested. There is currently no information about the whereabouts of these students; however it is anticipated that they might also be held in Section 209 of the Evin Prison.

According to this news report eight (8) other students were arrested on the day of National Student Day in Iran or days leading up to it... >>>

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