Iran Arrest The Award-Winning Students

Iran Arrest The Award-Winning Students

Published by on May 6, 2020

International Liberty Association: The Spokesman of Iran’s Judiciary on Tuesday admitted the arrest of two elite students from Sharif University of Technology after detaining them for 26 days.
Gholam-Hossein Esmaili who was speaking to reporters said the two students had linked up with an opposition organization (MEK).

Reciting a series of trumped-up charges, Esmaili alleged that the students – who were not named – had engaged in “diversionary actions” and were “attempting to carry out sabotage operations.” “Explosive devices used in sabotage operations were discovered when their homes were searched,” he said.

“Amid the Coronavirus, this was essentially a conspiracy by the enemies; they wanted to wreak havoc in the country, which was fortunately thwarted by the vigilance and timely action of intelligence ministry agents,” Esmaili added.

It seems that the Judiciary spokesman is referring to the 20-year-old award-winning computer science student of Tehran’s Sharif Industrial University, Ali Younesi and another award-winning physics student, Amir-Hossein Moradi who were both arrested on 10 April.

Amir Hossein Moradi disappeared and Ali Younesi was brought home in the evening of the same day, with injuries and torture marks. The family of Ali Younesi says he was assaulted and injured by the twelve security agents.
After a few hours, his parents were taken away with him and interrogated for hours under pressure.

ILA: Ali Younesi who was the winner of the gold medal in the International Astronomy Olympiad in 2018 in China is twenty years old and a second-year computer science student in Tehran’s Sharif Industrial University.
Amir Hossein Moradi also won the Olympiad silver medal in 2017.

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