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Hassan Salamat Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison

          
          Hassan Salamat Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison
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          The 26th branch of the Revolutionary Court in Tehran sentenced Hassan Salamat, a
          master's student at Tehran University, to 4 years in prison. Salamat was among the
          large group of activists arrested after the presidential election.
          HRA- The students' rights unit of HRA reports that he 26th branch of the
          Revolutionary Court in Tehran sentenced Hassan Salamat, a master's of sociology
          student at Tehran University, to 4 years in prison. Salamat was among the large
          group of activists arrested after the presidential election . he was detained in ward
          number 209 of Evin prison for two months but was later released on $200,000 bail.
          During a hearing held last week, the prosecutor's representative agreed to the
          objections made by the defense attorney, Mohammad Oliyai-fard in regards to the
          indictment. Nervertheless, Judge Pour-Abbas found Salamat guilty of charges that
          were on the indictment and sentenced him to 4 years in prison. Salamat's charges
          included propagating aganist the regime and cospiracy to disrupt national security.
          Hassan Sala mat was under the watch of security forces before the elections. and his
          student activities during his bachelor's studies had increased concerns of security
          forces against him. During the election-related crisis, he was arrested because he
          was suspected of having contact with two other activists, Zia Nabavi and Majid Don.
          Although Hessam Salamat was the top student in the PhD entrance exam of
          Sociology in University of Tehran, he was banned from continuing his studies due to
          interference by the Faculty of Sociology chair as well as security institutes outside
          campus. Since than he had been active in a committee formed to advocate the
          Thursday, November 12, 2009
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          education rights of banned (starred) students.
          During tenth presidential electoral campaign when Mahmoud Ahmadinejad denied
          the existence of any banned (starred) students, this committee showed
          considerable protest to this issue by compiling a list of students deprived from
          continuing their studies and assembling in front of the Ministry of Higher Education.
          This action caused arrests of a number of committee members, including Ziaeddin
          Nabavi, Majid Don, Shiva Nazarahari and Hassan Salamat.
          Mohammad Oliaei-Fard, his lawyer announced that he will definitely object to
          court's verdict.
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