Alireza Firouzi and Sourena Hashemi Began Serving 6 Month Prison Sentence

May 30, 2011

RAHANA: Alireza Firouzi and Sourena Hashemi were among the Zanjan University students who had been deprived of continuing their education after exposing ethical violations committed by one of the university officials. Hashemi, member of the Liberal Students and Firouzi, blogger, journalist and human rights activist, had spent one month in detention for this case and their 1.5 year prison sentence was reduced to 6 month in prison by the appeals court.

Hashemi and Firouzi were also detained in 2009 in Oroumiyeh and were held incommunicado for two months





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