Puyan Mahmudian: UN Human Rights Council

Addresses 20th Session in Geneva

United4Iran: Mahmudian discussed his own experiences in Iran noting that his professional growth had been inhibited by the Iranian government due to his political activism. Broadening the scope of the discussion, Mr. Mahmudian asserted that he was not alone: "Between March 2009 and February 2012, at least 396 students were banned from education as a result of their peaceful political dissent; 634 students were arrested by security organs; and, 254 students were convicted by the judiciary for similar reasons. Iranian authorities have dismissed over one hundred academics since 2009 on the basis of their opinions." >>>


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