Political Prisoner Majid Dori Expelled from ATU

HRANA News Agency – Last week, Majid Dori, an imprisoned student, was officially expelled from Allameh Tabatabai University (ATU).He has been locked up in prison for two years.

According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), Allameh Tabatabai University officials have announced that Majid Dori’s allotted time to complete his education has ended.At the time of his arrest, Majid Dori was suspended from ATU for three semesters, and since then, he has been in prison.In the last few years, university officials throughout Iran have expelled imprisoned students without regard to their special circumstances.

Majid Dori studied literature at ATU and was a member of the Advocacy Council for the Right to Education.In July of 2009, Majid Dori was arrested by Iranian Intelligence Agency and locked up in Evin Prison, Ward 209.After spending three months in this ward, he was transferred to the cellblock housing the general prison population.

Presiding over the Revolutionary Court, Branch 26, Judge Pierabasi sentenced Majid Dori to 11 years in prison and exiled him to the city of Izeh in Khuzestan Province.The Appeals Court then reduced this verdict to 6 years in prison but confirmed the order for his exile.In August 2010, without prior notice, prison officials placed Majid Dari in shackles and transferred him to a prison in the city of Behbahan in Khuzestan Province.Since then, Majid Dori has been serving his prison term in exile.

Majid Dori has written several letters from prison to protest against being incarcerated far away from his home and amongst inmates convicted of various crimes.In the last two years, Majid Dori has been denied the right to use furlough, and despite his family’s repeated requests, Iranian officials have not agreed to grant him any time off from prison.

Majid Dori, Zia Nabavi and Madiheh Golroo are three imprisoned members of the Advocacy Council for the Right to Education.