Iran: Human rights activists condemn harsh sentences against 2 students

2010/05/27

Published on German public radio channel “Deutschlandradio” on 27 May 2010
Source (German): http://www.dradio.de/kulturnachrichten/2010052718/1/
English translation provided by @germantoenglish

Human rights activists deplore new cases of arbitrary prison sentences in Iran. They refer to two members of a critical student organization – women’s rights acitvist Bahareh Hedayat, and her fellow student Milad Asadi. The International Society for Human Rights reports that both werde sentenced to several years imprisonment. They were punished for peacefully exercising their right to free expression. According to official announcements, the students werde sentenced for spreading anti-government propaganda and acting against national security. Both are currently detained in Tehran’s Evin prison.

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