Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei

Forty suspects in the attacks of Tehran University dormitories have been given judicial sentences, according to Iran’s Prosecutor General and spokesman for the judiciary.

ISNA reports that Gholamhossein Mohseni Ejei told reporters: "These two files dealt with a total of 50 suspects and between 40 to 50 people have been sentenced to imprisonment, a monetary fine or the payment of compensation."

Three days after the controversial presidential elections of 2009, which triggered widespread protests, Tehran University dorm and the Sobhan Building on campus were attacked by pro-government plainclothes forces.

Media sources close to student activists maintain that at least five students were killed in the attacks and hundreds were arrested.

Persian BBC later released a video of the attacks which showed students being beaten and rounded by the attakcers on University campus.

Government officials have not confirmed any deaths in the incidents, but persistent pressure from the public as well as a number of MPs and officials has forced the government to condemn the act and prosecute its perpetrators.

In another part of his statements, Iran’s Prosecutor General also confirmed that a number of people have been arrested in connection with "sorcery and exorcism of jinns [malicious spirits]."

Ahmadinejad’s critics have recently accused the government of having connections to "exorcists and sorcerers."

Ahmadinejad has dismissed the accusations as a mere quip. However, Abbas Amirifar, a member of the clergy with close ties to Ahmadinejad, was recently arrested for his role in producing and distributing a film about Mehdi, the twelfth Imam, the figure whom Shiites regard as a hidden saint that will re-appear for Judgment Day. The film argues that Mehdi will soon appear.