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14 students sentenced for Tehran University dorm attacks

Wed, 06/29/2011

Fines, floggings and prison terms are among the punishments meted out to 14 Iranian university students for events that occurred two years ago at the Tehran University dormitory.

Daneshjoo news reports that the students have received sentences that range from three to 10 months in jail, fines of various amounts and floggings.

On the evening of June 15, 2009, three days after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s disputed election victory which triggered mass protests, Iranian security forces and plainclothes officials attacked the university dorm, according to the opposition’s account. Hundreds of students were arrested and injured in the attack, and student new outlets report that five students were killed.

Last year, Persian BBC aired a film documenting the attack on the students.

Islamic Republic authorities have not acknowledged the role that security forces played in the attack and they deny anyone was killed.

So far, opposition demands for prosecution of the attackers have gone unheeded. However, in May, prosecutor Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei said 40 to 50 people had been sentenced to jail terms, fines and payment of damages for their involvement in the Tehran University dorm incident.




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