Tehran University PHD Student Sentenced to Prison

HRANA News Agency – Avat Rezania, a student in Tehran University’s doctorate program in Communication Studies, have been sentenced to prison and fined by Judge Farati in the Revolutionary Court, Branch 2.


According to a report by Human Rights Activists News Agency (HRANA), On Monday, May 9, 2011, in a news conference, Iranian Judiciary spokesman released the news of verdicts issued against those who had attacked Tehran University dormitories.  Immediately following the news conference, Avat Rezania, a Kurdish student in Tehran University, was convicted of offenses against public order and sentenced to three months suspended prison term and also 74 lashes which may be substituted by $3,000 fine.  The ruling is preliminary and may be appealed and overturned within 21 days.


Avat Rezania was previously a Sociology professor in Sanandaj Azad University but was banned from teaching by the Ministry of Intelligence.