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Sunday, July 26, 2009

Iran: Student Protestors Die in Prison

AN Iranian student arrested in protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's re-election has died in jail, a newspaper said today, the second such death reported in recent days.

Amir Javadifar, "a student of industrial management in Qazvin (city) died in prison", the reformist Etemad newspaper said, adding that his family has been asked to come for the body this morning.

Etemad said Mr Javadifar had been arrested in July 9 protests and had injuries in his arm and nose but it did not elaborate on the cause of death.

Iranian newspapers reported yesterday that Mohsen Ruholamini, 25, who had also been arrested on July 9 when thousands of protesters took to the streets on the anniversary of a bloody student uprising in 1999, also died in custody.

link: Another Iranian protester dies in jail | Top stories |


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