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70 professors reportedly arrested in Iran

June 25, 2009

In another sign of a growing crackdown on dissenting voices in Iran, 70 university professors were reportedly arrested on Wednesday after meeting with the opposition figure Mir Hussein Moussavi.

The Kalemeh website, affiliated with Moussavi, reported that 70 members of the Islamic Society of University Professors were detained after meeting with Moussavi on Wednesday afternoon. Their whereabouts are unknown.

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