Iran promises punishment for university attackers
Iran's Minister of Science, Research and Technology says that punishment will be meted out to those who recently attacked a number of Iranian universities, Press TV reported.
Mohammad Mehdi Zahedi said Thursday that a fact-finding commission had been formed to investigate the violent attacks, which left many students seriously wounded and hospitalized.
The attacks also led to the destruction of the students' private properties and university equipment.
The violent attacks were carried out after the announcement of the disputed June 12 election results by unidentified men, causing an outrage among academics, student communities and the public.
Separately, a group of Majlis (parliament) lawmakers has been investigating the attacks with the support of Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani.
This is a crucial time in the academic calendar in Iran, with more than 1.2 million hopefuls sitting a set of tough exams for entry into universities.
Following the post-election unrest, more than 10,000 security officers have been strategically deployed to forestall any disturbance during the tests.