While the regime in Tehran denounced the taser incident at UCLA, an Iranian student in Sabzevar was murdered for talking to his wife at a public bus stop.
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An Iranian university student talking with his wife at a bus stop was murdered by another student upset over a public conversation between the sexes, the ISNA student news agency reported Sunday.
Towhid Ghafarzadeh Nadi was killed in the northeastern town of Sabzevar, where his death prompted a protest march by students, ISNA said.
“The murderer questioned the couple over their relationship, which led to a violent scuffle, and the murderer stabbed his victim with a knife,” said the Office for the Consolidation of Unity, a reformist student group.
The man later told police that he “had acted because his religious sensibilities were injured by seeing a young man and a young woman talking in public,” the statement added.