A member of Iran’s Bahai community, was expelled from university due to her religious beliefs.
Sogol Kazemi Behnamiri, an urban engineering student at a non-profit university in Mashhad, southeast of Iran, has been banned from continuing her undergraduate degree.
Kazemi found her website account blocked on Monday and was informed of her expulsion when she went to the university’s office.
Depriving Baha’is of higher education is based on a document adopted on 2 February 1991 by the regime’s so-called “Supreme Cultural Revolution Council.”
This document states Baha’is are also banned from seeking employment in any government establishment, nor allowed to continue their education in higher institutions of learning.