Former political prisoner Parastoo Moini, a student at Qazvin International University, was expelled from the university after being released from prison.
Parastoo Moini, an electrical engineering student at Qazvin International University, was arrested on February 24, 2020. Security forces broke into their home, brutalized her and her mother, Zahra Safaei, and arrested them.
In May 2020, Ms. Moini, upon her release from solitary confinement, attempted to continue her studies in Qarchak Prison. However, university officials said that she could not study while in prison. As a result, she requested to withdraw from the final exams through the prison’s judicial department.
On the eve of the beginning of the new semester at school, she requested to return to her studies at Qazvin International University through the Special Cases Commission. At this time, she finds out that her withdrawal from exams has not been recorded, and she has been marked as a conditional failure for her studies’ second and third semesters.
Following the recommendation of the university’s faculty, Parastoo attended classes until the commission’s decision was issued. University officials assured her that her request would be approved.
However, in the final week of May, she was informed that she had been expelled and prohibited from entering the dormitory and university premises.
Parastoo Moini went to the university to talk to the officials, but security prevented her from entering the campus. She sat outside and waited several hours until security escorted her inside.
After talking with the dean of student affairs, her student ID card was confiscated, and she was informed that she did not have permission to enter the university until her educational status was determined.