In this episode, we look into the sweeping dismissals of professors across at least 150 universities in Iran.
This situation is both timely and alarming. The expulsion of students began several months ago, and now, in August, professors are also facing termination. These actions coincide with the approaching first anniversary of the nationwide uprising in 2022 and are driven by the regime's fear of another revolt. Their goal? To quash last year's leaders—the students—and stifle the university, which served as a focal point for protests.
During last year's nationwide movement, universities played a vital role in the protests. Today, numerous university students and professors have been arrested, summoned, banned, suspended, or terminated.