If you weren't already horrified , now is the time to panic about the state of affairs in Iran.
This is not just self- interest talking (I am, after all, a professor). This is a reaction based on history. Whenever republics start locking up intellectuals, things are officially spinning out of control in a very very bad way.
Cambodia under the Kmer Rouge
Bosnia under General Krstic
Darfur under al-Bashir
Germany under the Nazis.
When they start locking up professors, especially in a country like Iran where education is so highly esteemed, the world needs to take notice.