Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, November 06, 2007

Student leader arrested in Iran

Ali Azizi, a senior member of the main Islamic students’ association, was arrested by Iranian authorities, Agence France-Presse reported today. No reason has been given for his arrest.

“Agents came to our house on Sunday and arrested my son,” his mother said. “I have had no news of my son since his arrest.”

According to the ISNA news agency, students held a protest on Sunday for the release of three of their peers, while shouting slogans against officials. This was the third demonstration to be held since the students were charged with printing anti-Islamic images.

The new demonstrations come a month after students protested President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at Tehran University.

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