Top Ranked University Student Received 30 Lashes On Charges Of Insulting Ahmadinejad

On Monday October 17, University of Tehran mechanical engineering student Amin Niyaifar, was lashed 30 times in Evin prison on the charge of insulting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

According to reports received by Kalame, Niayifar, who is currently incarcerated in ward 350 of Evin prison, was returned to the ward after the lashing sentence was carried out, while he was in severe pain from the lashings he had received, but did not receive any medical treatment or help.
While Niayifar is scheduled to be released next week at the end of completion of his sentence, he was summoned to be lashed during family visitation time at Evin prison.

22 years old Amin Niayifar, a supporter of the Green Movement, was arrested during the Ashura protests (December 27, 2009). He was tried and sentenced to six months in prison, a year and half suspended sentence plus 30 lashes. The sentence was issued by Judge PirAbbasi presiding over branch 26 of the Revolutionary Court.

Niayifar with a distinguished academic record, had received a top-ranking score in the Iran National University Entrance Exam. His last year’s GPA was 19.20 (out of 20.00).

Niayifar who was arrested during Ashura protest was released on bail after spending time in solitary confinement in ward 209 of Evin prison (high security). He was summoned back to Evin this summer for sentence implementation, consequently, he was unable to attend classes in the new academic year and was not able to continue his studies at the university for this year

Source: Kalameh


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