I wrote here and here about the serious threats to academic freedom in Ahmadinejad's Iran. Now it seems that three Iranian student leaders have been beaten, arrested and jailed on vague and probably trumped-up charges of 'insulting Islam'. Majid Tavakoli, Ahmed Ghassaban and Ehsan Mansouri belong to the Office for Fostering Unity, a reformist student organisation. They deserve the support of academics and liberals in the west. There's more information over at Harry's Place.