After students of the Razi University in Kermanshah protested the presence of the former Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Safar Harandi on Student Day, the Kermanshah Revolutionary Court sentenced a number of students in this university to heavy suspended prison terms.
Last December after these protests, a number of these students were arrested and interrogated by the Revolutionary Guards Forces Intelligence Department.
Mohammad-Reza Qanbari, Niosha Khazayi, Shima Banafshi, Sajad Hayati and Atefeh Zamani were each sentenced to six months of prison which is suspended for five years. Student activist Ashkan Mosibian who was suspended from university for two semesters and was sentenced to a fine of 0.5 million tomans by the University Disciplinary Council, was sentenced to 91 days of prison suspended for 5 years. The sentence for another student activist, Aptin Pegah, who also had a two semester suspension, has still not been issued because he has another outstanding case in court. (Daneshju News – Aug. 17, 2011)