Iran arrests student publication editors

Tensions are rising in various Iranian Universities and sporadic clashes between students and Iranian security forces have been reported during the past few days.

A report indicates numerous arrests at Amir-Kabir University in Tehran.

Arrested students are Meghdad Khalilpour, Pouyan Mahmoudian, Majid sheikhpour, and one other student whose name is not known at this time.  The five are all chief editors of five main student publications at the university.

The defending lawyer for the students told ILNA state-run news agency that, “My clients are still incarcerated and we have no knowledge of their charges.”

A student-run newsletter at the university reports that those arrested are kept at the notorious Evin prison, section 209. 

There are also reports of disciplinary measures being taken against 93 students along with the closure of 6 student-run dailies and 3 organizations run by students.