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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Arrest of Niloofar Hashemi Azar, Architecture Student of Tehran University

Arrest of Niloofar Hashemi Azar, Architecture Student of Tehran University

Iran News Agency – December 30, 2009

Niloofar Hashemi Azar, architecture student of Tehran University, was arrested along with her mother.

Citizens, Thought and Expression Rights: Niloofar Hashemi Azar, architecture student of Tehran University was arrested along with her mother, Shahrzad Nasiri, on Ashoura (Sunday December 27) on Jamalzadeh Street.

Human Rights Reporters Committee reports Shahrzad Nasiri, mother of this jailed student, was released on conditions yesterday around 4:00 pm, but Niloofar Hashemi has been sent to Evin prison.

Fierce clashes between government forces and protesters on the day of Ashoura led to the killing of several people. Police has declared names of eight of those killed in Ashoura in a declaration. Also, several news agencies reported the arrests of hundreds of people and some have estimated the number or arrests to be in the thousands.

Commander Radan, deputy commander of police has claimed only 300 were arrested.

Herana News Agency

- Arash Azizi, Persian2English

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