According to an official at Tehran’s Sharif University of Technology following student protests, 33 punitive rulings have been issued for the students.
Hadi Nobahari, Director General of Sharif University Dean’s Office told Mehr News Agency Saturday that since the beginning of the student protests, about 300 complaints have been lodged with the university’s disciplinary committee, that “out of these cases, 33 preliminary rulings have been issued, but the appeal board rulings have not been issued yet.”
He said these students have received “written warnings or up to one or 2.5 years ofsuspensions from studying.”
During the nationwide protests in Iran following the death of 22-year-old, Mahsa Amini in police custody and tension at universities, special law enforcement units as well as plainclothes security forces surrounded Sharif University for hours on October 2.
They entered the multistorey parking lot of the university with dozens of motorcycles and targeted protesting students who were sheltering in the parking lot with shotguns and paintballs.
Hundreds of students have also been arrested and many still remain in jail.
So far, the exact number of suspended and expelled students have not been announced, but in addition to Sharif University, there have been similar cases of punishments at other universities.
In Bahonar University of Kerman in central Iran 12 students were expelled and 80 suspended. Similar reports have been published about the universities of medical sciences in Kerman, Shiraz in the south, and Tabriz in the northwest.