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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Iran detains university students on counter-revolutionary charges

Iran has detained two university students on charges of having contacts with anti-government groups based outside the country, Reuters reported Monday, citing the state-run IRNA news agency.

IRNA named the two individuals in question as Bahareh Hedayat, a woman, and Mohammad-Taghi Hashemi, a male student.

According to a source at Tehran’s revolution court, the charges stem from the students’ “contacts with illegal, counterrevolutionary groups outside the country” and are not related to their “university student activities.”

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