Ghavami verdict expected within a week

Tom King, BA Politics After 109 days in detention, former SOAS student Ghoncheh Ghavami appeared in court today facing charges of “propaganda against the state” after she attempted to attend a men’s volleyball match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in June. Ghavami has spent more than 40 days in solitary confinement and a fortnight on hunger […]

Comedian Russell Brand lends support to Fossil Free SOAS

Tom King, BA Politics Comedian Russell Brand has backed calls for SOAS to ditch its shares in fossil fuel companies. Posing with a banner to support Fossil Free SOAS’ campaign, Brand urged the School to “be on the right side of history” by divesting from the fossil fuel industry. Earlier this week, Glasgow University became […]

Ghavami on hunger strike after more than 100 days detained

Tom King, BA Politics Former SOAS student Ghoncheh Ghavami has now been on hunger strike for over a week after being detained in Iran for more than 100 days. The SOAS alum was arrested in June after attempting to watch a men’s volleyball match. Ghavami was transferred to Tehran’s infamous Evin Prison, where she spent […]

Source: LSESU

LSE rugby scandal: online reaction

LSE has disbanded its men’s rugby team after they handed out offensive leaflets during freshers’ fayre and people have taken to Twitter to share their views.   LSE Law student Darren Barnett backed LSESU’s decision. Appropriate response from LSESU in disbanding the AU Rugby Club. Disparaging comments made about minority groups shall not be tolerated. […]