Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, September 24, 2007

Iran restricts Baha'is chances of going to University

Human Rights Watch is pushing for the Iranian government to end restrictions that keep Baha’is in the country from attending universities, AHN reported on September 21.

International Baha’i organizations as well as students within Iran have told HRW that authorities at the National Education Measurement and Evaluation Organization have denied 800 students their entrance examination scores based on religious affiliation. Because the Baha’i students have been denied access to their scores, it has made it almost impossible for them to attend university.

Joe Stork, deputy Middle East director at HRW, said that “as universities begin the new academic year, hundreds of Iranian students will be absent from campuses because of blatant religious discrimination.”

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