Posted by: becketfund | August 24, 2007

Iran: Students Charged with Insulting Sacred Values

Radio Free Europe reports that three of the eight students detained in March of this year, in connection with the publication of “impious” journals at Tehran’s Amir Kabir University, are set to be formally charged with “muqaddasat”, or “insulting sacred values”. The three, Ahmad Qassaban, Ehsan Mansuri, and Majid Tavakkoli, have denied any involvement with the journals, and it is suspected that they were pressured to confess while in detention at Tehran’s Evin prison. Their case will go to the Tehran Revolutionary court within the next few days. 

To read a letter from the students’ families detailing their treatment while in prison, please go here.

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