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Deep concern for students and staff at Iranian universities

Published: 4 October 2022

Luleå University of Technology stands behind SUHF statement about the current situation for students and staff at Iranian universities.

Luleå University of Technology is deeply concerned by the current situation for students and staff at Iranian universities.

The student protest in Iran continues. The demonstrations against the regime started after Mahsa Jîna Amini was detained by the Iranian moral police and later died in custody the 16 September. International media report that Iranian security forces have surrounded students at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, shooting at them and firing tear gas towards them.

Luleå University of Technology is strongly committed to democratic and human rights including the right to free expression and non-violent protests. Current violations of these rights for university students and staff in Iran are deeply concerning.

This text is based on a statement produced by SUHF, the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions