Kurdish Students Arrested After
Tehran, 11 Dec. (AKI) - Four Kurdish students,
who called for human rights for their ethnic
group at a university protest, have been
arrested in Iran.
Mohammad Saleh Abuman, Farshad Doostipour, Javad
Alizadeh and Sohrab Karimi, spoke in support of
human rights for ethnic Kurds during a protest
that drew 1500 young people at the University of
Tehran on Sunday.
They also called for the immediate release of
four jailed journalists, three students and one
female Kurd, and the suspension of the death
penalty imposed on Adnan Hassanpour.
Hassanpour, a journalist from the weekly
newspaper Asu (The Wave) was sentenced to death
on 17 July by an Islamic court for being an
"enemy of Allah".
Hassanpour and another Kurdish journalist, Hiwa
Boutimar, received the City of Siena -Isf award
for freedom of the press on 30 November.