Thousands of students protest sex segregation in central Iran

Iran Focus 19 October 2005

ImageTehran, Iran, Oct. 19 – Thousands of students from the Najaf-Abad Open University demonstrated on campus on Tuesday against new sex segregation rules, Iran Focus has learnt.

The demonstration, however, turned violent after security forces attacked the roughly 7,000 angry students. Many of the students were forcefully locked in several rooms in the university building.

Students complained against new measures implemented on campus, including separate entrances and exits for male and female students, refusal of entry for students with long hair, short-sleeve shirts, bright-coloured clothes, or sports shoes.

Amnesty International censures Iran rights abuses Thu. 26 May 2005

28 September 2005
amnestyLondon, May 26 – The London-based international human rights watchdog, Amnesty International, in its 2005 annual report, released this week, strongly criticized Iran’s theocratic regime for its continuing gross violation of human rights.

Young man hanged in Iran prison

Iran Focus 18 September 2005

Young man HangingTehran, Iran, Aug. 18 - A 21-year old prisoner from the southern port city of Bandar Abbass was hanged in prison, a state-run daily reported on Thursday.

The young man, identified as Farshid Farighi, was hanged in prison after he was convicted of murder, according to the daily Javan.

Iran to amputate prisoner’s arm and leg for theft

Iran Focus 13 April 2005
ImageTehran, Apr. 13 – A young man in Iran is to have his right hand and left leg amputated today for theft, a state-run daily reported.

The young man identified only as Mohammad B. is currently being held in Karoon prison in the south-western town of Ahwaz.

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