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Swedish universities express concern about the situation in Iran

The University of Skövde and other members of the Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF) stand up for democracy and human rights. As a member of SUHF, the University of Skövde supports the concern about the situation in Iran that SUHF expresses on its website. You can read the statement below.

The Association of Swedish Higher Education Institutions (SUHF), is deeply concerned by the current situation for students and staff at Iranian universities.

The student protest in Iran continues. The demonstrations against the regime started after Mahsa Jîna Amini was detained by the Iranian moral police and later died in custody the 16 September. International media report today that the Iranian security forces have surrounded students at Sharif University of Technology in Tehran, shooting at them and firing tear gas towards them. 

SUHF is strongly committed to democratic and human rights including the right of free expression and non-violent protests. Current violations of these rights for university students and staff in Iran is deeply concerning. 


Published: 10/4/2022