Tehran’s main universities suspended face-to-face classes this Saturday and opted for “online” teachinga measure that will be applied throughout this week in the midst of the Mahsa Amini death protests.
The educational authorities have justified the measure by the two holidays this week, Sunday for the anniversary of Muhammad’s death, and Tuesday for Imam Reza.
This same Saturday the Iranian academic year began and the suspension of face-to-face classes was announced yesterday afternoon in most cases.
The Iranian workweek starts on Saturday and ends on Wednesday, with Thursday and Friday as days off.
A person linked to an educational center in Tehran explained to the news agency Eph that the suspension of face-to-face classes has been justified “for convenience”, but explained that in his opinion due to protests.
The main universities of the capital such as those of Tehran, Amir Kabir, Shahid Beheshti or Allame Tabatabaí have been the scene of protests this week for the death of Amini after being arrested by the morality police for not wearing the veil wrong as required.
Those protests happened when the academic year had not yet started, but the educational centers were open with summer courses and enrollment.
Iranian state television raised 35 dead in the protests that have shaken the country for eight days in much of the country and with strong clashes between protesters and security forces.
The change to “online” classes occurs despite the fact that internet is heavily restricted in the country for days.
The fixed internet is very slow, while mobile networks are being cut in the afternoons and evenings to control the protests.
Amini was arrested on Tuesday of last week by the so-called Morale Police in Tehran, where she was visiting, and was taken to a police station to attend “an hour of re-education” for wearing the veil wrong.
He died three days later in a hospital where he arrived in a coma after suffering a heart attack.which the authorities have attributed to health problems, something rejected by the family.
His death has managed to reach thousands of Iranians through pain and empathy, unlike other occasions when the demonstrations were reduced to fragmented social groups mobilized by the economy.
UN Women called for an impartial investigation
UN Women expressed this Friday his “deep concern” for the death of Mahsa Aminithe young Iranian woman who died in custody after being detained by the morality police of the theocratic regime wear the flight wrongand demanded a “impartial” investigation by an independent authority.
“UN Women is deeply concerned and saddened by the death in Iran of Mahsa Amini at the age of 22. We convey our heartfelt condolences to the family. The death of any young man, of any young woman, is a tragedy. The circumstances surrounding this event are a cause for particular concern.”, the agency said in a statement.
He added that, although “the causes and circumstances surrounding his death are not clear”, “what is clear is that was detained and treated in a way that violates the most basic human rights”. “The incident further underscores the abuses suffered by women and girls around the world.”has valued.
“In this context, we echo the call of our colleagues at the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights for a prompt, impartial and effective investigation by an independent competent authority,” he said.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)
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