Expulsion of a Baha'i student from Zanjan University


Mr Mehrdad Darab Najaf-Abadi, who was admitted to the Institute of Higher Professional Education at Khorram Dareh branch (in the province of Zanjan), at the commencement of the 1388-1389 academic year, has been expelled and his tuition returned to him. The Institute of Higher Professional Education is a non-governmental and non-profit organization. Its by-laws and regulations have been approved by the Supreme Revolutionary Cultural Committee of the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology.

[Source: Baha’i World News Services in Persian; Translated by Iran Press Watch]


2 Responses

  1. sb

    November 9, 2009 6:34 pm

    Mr. Najaf-Abadi has every right to obtain an education. He passed the Iranian college entrance exams and was admitted as a student. Sadly, once again a Baha’i youth is been denied education because of his peaceful beliefs. Baha’is are exhorted to high achievement and academic excellence by the Teachings of Baha’u’llah, with the aim that they may be of service to their community. Mr. Najaf-Abadi did this; he deserves an education. Instead, he has been excluded. Where else on earth is achievement punished in this way? How sad for Iran.

  2. Dr. Zonozy

    November 10, 2009 2:59 am

    As a university professor, I am deeply saddened to hear the expulsion of Mr. NajaAbadi from an Iranian University. It is not the first time that such an unjust action in such a wonderful country takes place. What happened to Iran? Is it the some country that has more than four thousand years of civilizations? Is it the some country known as the lovers of science and art for centuries?


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