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Renowned human rights activists penned a letter to Oberlin College’s president

The letter was written by Noble peace laureate Shirin Ebadi; Ladan Boroumand, a historian and co-founder of Abdorrahman Boroumand Center for Human Rights in Iran; and Azar Nafisi, a writer and former Professor of English literature. In this letter, these world-known female activists provide a detailed picture of Mahallati’s role in the systemic suppression of Iranian citizens during the 80s. They urge the college to stop “whitewashing” the alleged crimes against humanity committed by Oberlin College professor Mahallati. They warn president Ambar that the continued employment of Mahallati would tarnish the college’s “reputation” and its “commitment to justice and fairness.”