Iran Cracks Down on Dissent Among Professors

Two Iranian Professors Suspended For Supporting Anti-Government Protests

Two Iranian university professors have been suspended from their jobs after they came out in support of nationwide protests over the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini while in police custody.

Amir Maziar, a member of the Faculty of Theoretical Sciences at the Tehran University of Arts, published his suspension letter on February 7 and wrote that Kurosh Golnari, another member of the faculty of the same university, also received a similar letter.

Maziar added that some of his colleagues are under pressure to sign letters condemning the protesters, “which has happened at universities and other educational institutions as well.”


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