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Sahand University students protest against official crackdown

Sahand University students protest against official crackdown NCRI – The sit-in by Sahand Technological University students in northwestern city of Tabriz against the regime’s suppressive policies and disregard for students problems and difficulties that began on May 9.

The students are calling for the expulsion of agents of the paramilitary Bassij and the Ministry of Intelligence, including Babalou, who has been cracking down on the students in his position as the director of student affairs. They are also protesting against the dreadful condition of women’s dormitories as well as the segregation in instructional and cultural settings on campus.

The students have pledged to continue their sit-in until their demands are met.

On May 3rd and 4th, agents of the paramilitary Bassij force attacked a cultural festival at the University and closed it down, beating up the students.