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Persecution in universities as Iran 'squeezes the life out of' academic freedom

Headline Title:  Persecution in universities as Iran 'squeezes the life out of' academic freedom 02 June 2014 The Iranian authorities have waged a ruthless campaign of repression over the past three decades against students and academics who are routinely harassed, detained or barred from studying or teaching because of their peaceful activism, views or beliefs, said Amnesty International in a report released today. Silenced, Expelled, Imprisoned: Repression of students and academics in Iran also highlights widespread discrimination, particularly against women and religious…

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