Iranian Students At Amir Kabir University Protest Ahmadinejad

At least six students, four of whom are connected with student publications, from Amir Kabir Polytechnic in the capital, Tehran, have been arrested and are believed to be held in the city’s Evin Prison:

Bejaz Ahmad Qasabian (m)
Moqdad Khalilpour (m)
Pooya Mahmoudian (m)
Majid Tavakkoli (m)
Majid Sheikhpour (m)
Babak Zamanian (m)
(Payvand News)

This week students at the university protested for the release of their classmates.

Is Mahmoud listening?


Iran Focus reported on the latest protest against the Iranian regime at Amir Kabir Polytechnic University in Tehran this week:

Students from Tehran’s Amir Kabir University held a protest on campus on Tuesday, demanding that authorities release fellow pupils who had been arrested for taking part in anti-government demonstrations.

The students held photos of seven of their classmates who had been detained along with a black-and-white banner with the words, “Hey President! Release our classmates now!”

Earlier this month, students staged a large protest on campus, once again demanding that authorities free jailed students. They also called for the expulsion of the university’s chancellor and an end to the government-sponsored crackdown on student rights activists.

Polytechnic University – also known as Amir Kabir University – has been a hotbed of anti-government demonstrations in recent months.


Photos of the protest from Iran Focus

Radio Free Europe has much more on the situation at Amir Kabir University.

For what it’s worth… Amnesty International recommends this action:

RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send appeals to arrive as quickly as possible, in Persian, Arabic, English or your own language:
– expressing concern for the safety of the six students (please name them);
– asking to be informed of the reasons for their arrest, including any charges against them, which should be made public and communicated to the students and their lawyers without delay;
– calling for their immediate release if they are not to be charged with a recognizably criminal offence;
– calling for them to be granted immediate and unconditional access to their lawyers, family members, and any medical treatment they may require;
– seeking assurances that they not being tortured or ill-treated in detention.

APPEALS TO:
Leader of the Islamic Republic
His Excellency Ayatollah Sayed ‘Ali Khamenei, The Office of the Supreme Leader
Shoahada Street, Qom, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: [email protected]
[email protected]
Fax: +98 251 7774 2228 (mark FAO Office of His Excellency Ayatollah al Udhma Khamenei)
Salutation: Your Excellency

Minister of Intelligence
Gholam Hossein Mohseni Ejeie
Ministry of Intelligence, Second Negarestan Street, Pasdaran Avenue, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Salutation: Your Excellency

Head of the Judiciary
Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi
Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Justice Building, Panzdah-Khordad Square, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: +98 21 3390 4986 (please keep trying)
Email: [email protected] (In the subject line write: FAO Ayatollah Shahroudi)
Salutation: Your Excellency

COPIES TO:
President
His Excellency Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
The Presidency, Palestine Avenue, Azerbaijan Intersection, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Email: [email protected]
via website: www.president.ir/email
Salutation: Your Excellency

Speaker of Parliament
His Excellency Gholamali Haddad Adel
Majles-e Shoura-ye Eslami, Baharestan Square, Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran
Fax: + 98 21 3355 6408
Email: [email protected]
and to diplomatic representatives of Iran accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat, or your section office, if sending appeals after 26 June 2007.

Previously:
Pro-Ahmadinejad Thugs Stab & Beat Student Protesters!
Regime Beats Students With Chains- Arrests Student Leaders
Crackdown & Arrests At Tehran’s Amir Kabir University
Crackdown Continues… Student Arrests at Amir-Kabir University
After Clubbings & Arrests… Students Hold Protest at Amir Kabir

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