Latest international news

December 11, 2001

Warning issued to Iran's hardliners
Iranian president Mohammad Khatami has warned of internal conflict if hardliners continue to stifle student dissent. He told university officials and students: “When universities protest against the establishment, it should be understood that there is a deficiency in the society. In a healthy society, opposition is recognised officially, legally and safely.”

Human rights trial adjourned
The trial of two Ethiopian human rights activists has been adjourned until April. There are fears that the authorities are delaying hearings into allegations that the two instigated last April’s student riots at the University of Addis Ababa. Geography professor Mesfin Wolde-Mariam, chairman of the Ethiopian Human Rights Council, and Berhanu Nega, director of the Ethiopian Economic Policy Research Institute, have been released on bail.    

Please login or register to read this article

Register to continue

Get a month's unlimited access to THE content online. Just register and complete your career summary.

Registration is free and only takes a moment. Once registered you can read a total of 3 articles each month, plus:

  • Sign up for the editor's highlights
  • Receive World University Rankings news first
  • Get job alerts, shortlist jobs and save job searches
  • Participate in reader discussions and post comments

Have your say

Log in or register to post comments