AKI: Four Kurdish students, who called for human rights for their ethnic group at a university protest, have been arrested in Iran. Adnkronos International (AKI)
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.