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Several Iranian students on hunger strike over arrests
A number of students from Tehran and provincial universities have gone on hunger strike to demand the release of classmates arrested during recent anti-regime protests, press reports said Thursday.
The reformist Nassim Saba paper said several students from Tehran's Allameh Tabatabae University had stopped eating since Monday.
They were demanding that detained demonstrators be freed and "rogue elements" of the clerical regime, namely hardline vigilante groups that helped violently quell the June 10-20 protests, be put on trial.
The conservative Afarinesh paper said eight students from Mashhad's Ferdowsi University were also making a similar protest to demand the release of detained students.
A third hunger strike has reportedly begun in the central city of Isfahan.
According to Iran's judiciary, a bastion of the religious right, some 4,000 people were detained during the demonstrations marked by unprecedented slogans targeting supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and fierce clashes between hardline Islamist groups and demonstrators.
Some 2,000 people are still in detention, a top justice official said last week, but the judiciary has said only 100 of those in detention are actually students.
The rest have been described as "hooligans". http://www.abc.net.au/news/justin/nat/newsnat-4jul2003-2.htm
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posted on 07/03/2003 10:41:52 AM PDT
(IranAzad... 6 days until July 9th)
"Some 2,000 people are still in detention, a top justice official said last week, but the judiciary has said only 100 of those in detention are actually students.
The rest have been described as "hooligans".
THE CLERICS WANT TO SEE HOOLIGANS, THEY SHOULD HAVE A LOOK AT ANY EUROPEAN CITY AFTER OUR ENGLISH HOOLIGANS HAVE GONE ON THE RAMPAGE.
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posted on 07/04/2003 1:55:52 AM PDT
by Big Bad Bob
(On July 9th 2003, We will all be Iranians, United against Evil)
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