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November 14, 2012

Two more students expelled in Qazvin

PCED, November 13

Nova Hamidi and Mona Ashrafi ( نوا حمیدی و مونا اشرفی ), who had been studying computer science at at Imam Khomeini International Technical University in Qazvin, have been barred from further study because of their Bahai beliefs. They began their studies in 2011. When they were summoned by telephone and presented themselves the university’s security office, they were told that questions of religious belief would be dealt with by the central security office since officers from the Ministry of Intelligence would be questioning them about their religious beliefs, and their further study would depend on their signing a promise. They were presented with a text saying:

“I promise that, so long as I am at the university, I will not pay any attention to messages from the Universal House of Justice and will have no links with them, or those linked to them, and that I will put the regulations and principles of the regime and of the university before any instructions from the House of Justice.”

When the students refused to sign this they were asked to sign a second text saying “I testify that I am only obedient to the House of Justice which is free of error.”

Since they refused to sign these statements, they were expelled, without being given any evidence of their expulsion. This [along with the case of Tanin Torabi reported here on November 10] represents a new way of building a case against Bahai students.

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