Posted by: becketfund | October 17, 2007

Iran: Students Sentenced for Publication of “Un-Islamic Images”

Agence France-Presse reports that three Iranian university students, arrested after “anti-Islamic images” appeared in student newspapers at Tehran’s Amir Kabir University last spring, were sentenced by Tehran’s Revolutionary Court on October 16. Ehsan Mansouri received a sentence of two years in prison, while the others, Ahmad Ghassaban and Majid Tavakoli, received sentences of two and a half and three years, respectively. At least one of the defendant’s families has alleged that the students were tortured while in prison, in order to make them confess.


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