Iran Solidarity UK held their act of solidarity on Saturday on Trafalgar Square in central London. First they held up posters in support of Sakineh Ashtiani who is threatened by imminent execution in Tabriz, Iran for an alleged extra marital affair.
They also drew attention to the fate of jailed students in Iran, highlighting the cases of Mohammad Pourabdollah and Behzad Bagheri Kakesh.
Mohammad Pourabdollah,a chemical engineering student at the University of Tehran, was arrested on February 12, 2009 at his home. He was detained for over one month in solitary confinement and was sentenced to six years which was subsequently reduced to three years for ‘propaganda against the state and society’ and ‘conspiracy to disturb national security.’
Behzad Bagheri Kahkesh, 24, a left-wing student of Archaeology at Tehran University was arrested on 29 May 2010 and since then has been detained without charge in Dastgerd Prison, Esfahan.