Majdi Dorri, a student who has been deprived of continuing his education, has been exiled to the Behbahan Prison in the Province of Khuzestan while his family resides in Karaj.
RAHANA: Student activist Majid Dorri has been transferred to the Behbahan Prison in the Province of Khuzestan from Ward 350 of the Evin Prison. He had been sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment in the Izeh Prison.
Previously, the prison in exile sentence had been carried out for Zia Nabavi, Hamed Rouhinejad, Ahmad Karimi and Fatemeh Rahnama.
According to Kaleme, the family of student detainee Majid Dorri was concerned as to the exile sentence. Based on the verdict, he has to serve the remaining of his 5 year sentence far from his family’s place of residence.
Dorri’s family had asked the judicial authorities and the Tehran Prosecutor to prevent his exile to Khuzestan Prison.
His family resides in Karaj. Therefore, prison in exile will not only be difficult for Dorri who is far away from his place of residence and has to be held in the same cell as other prisoners, but is also hard for his family who has to travel to Behban which is kilometers away from their residence in order visit their son.
Dorri was suspended and eventually expelled from Alameh University when he objected to the flaws in the University’s leadership and the imposed security atmosphere on campus. He founded the Education Rights Committee along with several other students in 2008 (they became known as star students).
When Ahmadinejad denied the existence of star students (students deprived of continuing their education), Dorri participated in the protests to Ahmadinejad’s remarks.
The lower court sentenced him to 11 years in prison for Moharebeh (waging war against God), acting against national security and disturbing public order on November 24, 2009. His sentence was reduced to 6 years of imprisonment by the appeals court but his exile sentence to Izeh remained the same.
During the 15 months of his detention, he has submitted his requests to the authorities several times through his family but the officials have failed to respond.