[HRA 28-Oct-2011] HRANA News Agency – Baha’i student Farnod Jahangiri was expelled from Babolsar University in Mazandaran Province on October 12, 2011.
According to a report by Population of Combat against Education Discrimination (PCED), Farnod Jahangiri is a resident of Hamadan and was studying English Language and Literature at Babolsar University.
During the last few months, a number of Baha’i students have been expelled from universities in Iran. Ruhollah Tashakor, Alborz Norani, Ava Tavakol, Mona Momeni, Arkideh Aghaie, Hananeh Kanaanie, Homan Rahmanian and Malika Vazirzadeh are amongst those students.
Furthermore, Iranian authorities have blocked the entrance of many Baha’i students into universities during the process when students choose their majors and receive the admission papers. Similar to past years, Baha’i students are told that their application files lack all the necessary documents. This excuse is particularly used in order to deny admission to Baha’i graduate students and political and social activists seeking to enter graduate schools.