Crackdown Continues… Student Arrests at AmirKabir University
Iranian officials continue their brutal crackdown on university students…
The BBC reported today that another student leader at AmirKabir University was arrested by the regime after violent anti-regime protests last week.
Reformist students were guarding the editors of the student newspapers in their dorm rooms to protect them from arrest. When the students tried to move the three editors they were stopped by undercover police and the editor of a publication, Meghdad Khalilpur, called Atiye (Atieh or “Future”) was taken away.
Babak Zamanian was arrested more than a week ago by the regime in Iran. An Iranian website, Autnews, is calling on the regime to release the Amir Kabir University student leader.
ADN Kronos has more on the latest Iranian university arrests:
Another student of a top Tehran university, the Amir Kabir Polytechnic, was arrested on Monday. Meghdad Khalilpur, a member of the university’s reformist Islamic association of students, is also an editor of the students’ publication Atieh (Future). He was reportedly arrested by plainclothes officials near the university campus. Many students at the university have been arrested in the past few days including Babak Zamanian, a students’ spokesman. All are reportedly accused of ‘contacts with foreign powers to overthrow the Islamic government’.
Many of those arrested are in contact with western media and committees formed abroad in support of Iranian reformist students, such as ‘Tehran 2007’, an Italian bipartisan body set up last December.
University students in Tehran, Lorestan, Babol near the Caspian sea, and Shiraz in the west, are rallying against new government measures imposing strict new dress codes and opening hours on campus as well as restrictions on political activity.