Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Iran: Student's Day

Iran Press News reported that this year on the anniversary of “students’ day” many students still remain in prison. The student committee for the defense of political prisoners is calling for a protest against the continued imprisonment of students and other issues, on Wednesday December 6th at 12 noon in front of the Tehran university college of technical studies.

An excerpt:

Stars are being given to students for punishment. "Students with stars" describes students who have been expelled or suspended from a university. The term became prevalent after several students said university officials had refused to register them for the new academic year, telling them that they have two or three stars.