Punishing Stars: Systematic Discrimination and Exclusion in Iranian Higher Education – Executive Summary
Since 2005, hundreds of students have been barred from higher education through this process. The International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran interviewed 27 students barred from higher education. Additionally, the Campaign compiled a list of 217 students who were denied their right to education between 2005 and 2010. The true numbers are believed to be much higher, as many targeted students have preferred to remain silent and not make their cases public, fearing further persecution and prosecution, or hoping that they can reverse their education bans by giving written guarantees to cease future activism.