Iran: Six Baha’i citizens expelled from university

Six Baha’i students in Roudehen University were expelled on December 31 on grounds of religion.

Sana Hourbakht and Jahangir Hedayati are two such students, while four others sought to remain anonymous.  They were been banned from continuing their undergraduate and associate degrees for the sole reason of belonging to the Baha’i community.

It is worth noting that recently two other students, Dorna Esmaili and Mayede Sadat Hosseini, have also been expelled from their university for their religious beliefs.

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.


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