Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Student activists detained in Iran

Four student activists have been detained and subjected to both physical and psychological abuse in Iran, Human Rights Watch reported on April 10.

According to the press release, Iranian authorities accuse the four students of taking part in “armed activities” and “forming groups against the state.” Three of the activists – Behrooz Karimizadeh, Peyman Piran and Ali Kantouri – have been imprisoned since December, and the fourth – Majid Pourmajid – since March.

The detainees are members of the organization Students Seeking Freedom and Equality, which states that it seeks to peacefully resist various forms of inequality and exploitation. More than 40 students affiliated with the group have been arrested since December 2007. All but the four mentioned above have since been released, with some alleging that they were tortured.

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