Human rights supporters have issued a poster depicting some of those staff of the Baha'i Institute for Higher Education who have been arrested in Iran. They were offering education to young community members barred by the government from attending university.
A 2006 confidential communication from the director general of the Central Security Office of Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology – which oversees all state-run universities – instructed 81 universities to expel any Baha'i students. "[I]f the identity of Baha'i individuals becomes known at the time of enrolment or during the course of their studies, they must be expelled from university," stated the letter.
A letter dated 2 November 2006 – issued on the letterhead of Iran's Ministry of Science, Research and Technology – in which Payame Noor University's Central Protection Office told its regional branches that it is official policy that "Baha'is cannot enroll in universities and higher education centres" and "if they are already enrolled they should be expelled."
Baha'is who have sought redress from the courts over unjustified dismissal from university or "incomplete files", have been met with decisions containing blanket statements such as "the grievance is not recognized" and "the complaint is rejected." Both documents shown here conclude with the sentence, "This court order is final."