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Students in Iran face growing clampdown as academic year begins

Headline Title:  Students in Iran face growing clampdown as academic year begins 21 September 2012 Dozens of university students in cities across Iran have been interrogated or arbitrarily arrested in recent weeks, marking an escalation in the authorities’ clampdown on students as the academic year begins, Amnesty International said today. Some universities have banned women from certain areas of study. Members of some religious minorities and student activists have been specifically targeted, with many being banned from further study or summoned to serve prison sentences for earlier…

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