Iranian students face discrimination: court

The government is practising discrimination by refusing to allow Iranian students to take up subjects which may bring them into contact with nuclear technology, judges ruled on Wednesday.

The case was brought by a group of students, many of whom also hold Dutch nationality.
Iranian nationals have been banned from certain courses since 2008. The government based the ban on a United Nations resolution aimed at stopping the transfer of nuclear expertise to Iran.
No other country has banned Iranian students from such subjects, Nos tv reports.
Twente University went even further by closing its doors to all students from Iran, arguing it is impossible to keep them away from open lectures. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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