Two Students from Tabriz University Arrested

HRANA- In conjunction with increased security measures, including widespread arrests of political activists in Azabarbijan and increased pressure on student activists, Sadra Aghassi and Naem Ahmadi from Tabriz University, members of the university’s Islamic Student Association, were arrested on June 14, 2010.

Naem Ahmadi has been majoring in ecology and is the president of the Islamic Student Society at the university. He is also a member of the editorial committee for university’s newspaper Talangar. According to HRANA sources, he was summoned once before by the university’s disciplinary committee on September 27, 2008. In June 2007 he was suspended by the committee for two semesters for his activism. 

Sadra Aghassi was a member of the university newspaper’s editorial committee and ranking member of Sahand Educational Society. He was also active in Mehdi Mousavi’s election campaign.

In recent days, suppressive measures against activists of Turkish ethnicity have escalated resulting in the arrests and continued detention of fifteen people in cities around the country, including Tehran, Karaj, Sufian, Miandoab, Maku, Khoi, Tabriz, and Orumieh.

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