Students Bust In On Tehran Assembly- Chant Against Ahmadinejad
Students busted into Allameh Tabatabai University in Tehran today.
They attacked any student who looked religious and damaged university property.
The intruders demanded the release of arrested students.
Here is a flyer that was posted and circulated among students across Tehran demanding the release of fellow student leaders held by the regime after their arrests in May.
Students at Allemeh University in Tehran chanted anti-Ahmadinejad slogans today after they broke into the university.
The Khaleej Times reported:
TEHERAN – About 50 Iranian students chanted slogans against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and damaged some property during an illegal protest at a Teheran university on Tuesday, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.
Such incidents have in the past few years been relatively rare in the Islamic Republic, which is locked in an escalating nuclear row with the United States and is often criticised by Western rights groups for acting against dissent at home.
Fars, quoting the head of the Basij religious militia at the small Allameh Tabatabai university, said some of the protesting students had been suspended while others came from different universities in the Iranian capital.
‘These people entered the social sciences faculty by breaking down the door,’ Alireza Baligh was quoted as saying.
‘They clashed with any student who looked religious in addition to damaging the faculty’s property,’ Baligh said. ‘They chanted slogans against the president and other officials and called for the release of arrested students.’
Earlier this month students at Tehran Polytechnic University protested Ahmadinejad:
The Middle East Times has a report on today’s protest:
About 50 people, including students who had been suspended along with a number of students from other universities and some unknown individuals, attended the “illegal gathering” at the Alameh Tabatabai university, Fars said.
“The people broke the door of the social sciences faculty and entered,” the head of the faculty’s Basij [volunteer militia], Alireza Baligh, was quoted as saying.
“This gathering was held without a permit and, besides tearing down the faculty’s property, they clashed with any student who had a religious appearance,” Baligh said.
“They chanted slogans against the president and the system’s officials, and called for the release of arrested students,” he added.
Three students from Tehran’s Amir Kabir University – Ehsan Mansouri, Majid Tavakoli, and Ahmad Ghassaban – were earlier this month given jail sentences of up to three years on charges of publishing anti-Islamic images in four student newspapers.