Skip to comments.IRAN: STUDENT SPOKESMAN ARRESTED (The Irony of Muslim Madness)
Posted on 04/25/2007 5:39:42 PM PDT by Cornpone
Tehran, 25 April (AKI) - The spokesman of the Muslim Students Association at a Tehran polytechnic was arrested on Wednesday, Iranian news agency ILNA reports. Babak Zamanian was reportedly arrested because of interviews he gave to Farsi language radio stations that broadcast outside Iran. The students of the Amir Kabir Polytechnic made front page news around the world last December when they managed to prevent President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, on a visit to their campus, from making his speech. It was the first time since his landslide victory in June 2005 that Ahmadinejad had been challenged in public.
Dozens of protesters burned pictures of the Iranian president crying 'dictator go away', 'death to dictatorship' and threw firecrackers, forcing him to interrupt several times a speech and leave before scheduled.
"The direction of the university had been warned we didn't want Ahmadinejad here," Mehdi Hatefi, an activist with students' group Tahkim Vahdat told Adnkronos International (AKI) at the time, saying the organisers had tried to fill up the lecture hall with people from other universities.
Maybe there's hope yet.
IRAN: STUDENT OCCUPATION OF UNIVERSITY ENDS
AKI ^ | 4/2/07
Posted on 04/25/2007 10:06:05 AM CDT by Valin
Tehran, 25 April (AKI) - Students who have been occupying the University of Shiraz in southern Iran for three days have ended their protest. More than 8,000 students had been occupying the campus to protest against the new rules laid down by the rector on womens’ garments, the hours of access to the dormitories and political activity within the university. The rector, Mohammed Hadi Sadeghi, was forced to back down, apologising to the students and accepting all 11 of their demands. They had given a three week deadline for the rector to make good on the promises.
The protests were triggered by a new code of conduct banning the students from wearing shorts and sleeveless vests outside rooms in their strictly segregated dormitories and an extended curfew of 11:00 pm to 5:00 am
The students are also no longer allowed to have visitors in the dorms, and the wardens can carry out random checks in the rooms, the reports said.
The daily said protests have intensified after the recent detention of students from Mazandaran University in north Iran.
Iranian news agencies reported on April 15 and 16 that 15 students from Mazandaran University had been detained in connection with suspensions, a protest and a previous arrest.
9 posted on 04/25/2007 5:54:36 PM CDT by nuconvert ([there are bad people in the pistachio business] (...but his head is so tiny...))