The IMT School shares the concern of the international academic community and endorses – together with the Conference of Italian University Rectors (CRUI) - the statement of the Italian section of Scholars at Risk (SAR Italy) about the current violations of the human rights of the academic community in Iran.
“The demonstrations against the regime – reads the CRUI website reporting SAR Italy's statements - started after 22 years old Mahsa (Jhina) Amini was detained by the Iranian moral police over an alleged violation of Iran’s restrictive hijab laws, and later died in custody on September 16. Iranians across the country have taken to the streets to express their anger over the lack of human rights, with the slogan, “Woman, Life, Freedom”. Thousands of Iranians have joined peaceful protests voicing their basic demands for reforms. It has been reported that Iranian state security forces have responded by opening fire on unarmed protestors, killing dozens and arresting hundreds more across the country.
Read the full statement from Scholars at Risk Italy.
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