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Iran: Students in Tehran call for release of their colleagues

Iran: Students in Tehran call for release of their colleagues NCRI – Members of the central council of the student association of Amir Kabir University entered in their second week of sit-in protest calling for the release of two of their colleagues.

Yashar Qajar and Abed Tavanche, two members of the central council of the student association were abducted over 15 days ago and no government security services or the judiciary take the responsibility for their disappearance. The security forces had contacted the families of Tavanche and Qajar last week telling them that the two students were detained in Tehran’s notorious Evin prison.

Students in Tehran staged demonstrations in solidarity with Azeri speaking population in northwestern Iran provinces which was sparked by a cartoon in a state-run daily in early May. The anti-regime protests continued for over two weeks and unrests are still reported in those provinces. Hundreds were reported to have been killed, wounded and arrested in clashes which took place during unrests.