Right to Education Archives - KHRN

November 9, 2019

Kurdish Yarsan Student Denied Education

A Kurdish Yarsan student was barred from completing his dissertation by Razi University of Kermanshah for mentioning his religion as Yarsan (also known as Ahle Haqq) at a questionnaire as part of his dissertation requirements for a survey, a source told the Kurdistan Human Rights Network. 61-year-old student Siavash Hayati is spokesperson for the  Advisory Forum of Yarsan Civil Activists. He started his postgraduate degree in Political Sciences at Razi University of Kermanshah...

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September 12, 2017

Iran: A Kurdish Student Banned from Studying at Master’s Level

On Friday, Sept 1, 2017, the final results of the entrance exam for Master’s level was announced in Iran and one of the Kurdish students was deprived of the right to continue his study at this stage on the pretext of being a “Starred student”. (“Starred students” are university students banned from continuing their higher education as a result of their student and/or political...

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