Iranian University Students on Hunger Strike Are Hospitalized


Hundreds of Iranian students at Amir Kabir University protested “Dictator” Mahmoud Ahmadinejad when he made a visit to campus back in November.

17 Iranian students were taken to the hospital after going on a hunger strike at Amir Kabir University in Tabriz.
AFP reported:

Seventeen Iranian students have been hospitalised after going on a hunger strike to protest strict rules at a university in the northwestern city of Tabriz, press reported Wednesday.

More than a hundred of students at Sahand University have staged a sit-in for a week against “restrictions at the university, an increased number of disciplinary decrees and student union issues,” the Etemad newspaper said.

The exact nature of the measures was not clear but students involved in leftist political activism are occasionally banned from attending classes for lengthy periods of time.

“It is pitiful that the university head, after more than 80 hours of hunger striking by our friends and the admission of 17 of them to hospital, still does not take responsibility for the insults and mistakes of his deputies,” said a protestor statement quoted by the newspaper.

Pictures published on Tehran’s Amir Kabir University website showed scenes of ambulances carrying the students and a banner written by them asking one of the universities directors for cultural affairs to resign.

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