Iran – Student Unrest at University in Tehran

31 October 2007

Stop Fundamentalism, October 31 - Amid heightened tensions between Washington and Tehran after blacklisting of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards Corps by the US, Iranian university students walked out of their classrooms yesterday in objection to Ahmadinejad’s government new oppressive measures and arrests of student activists.

Staging a demonstration at Allameh University, about one thousand students chanted against Ahmadinejad while holding pictures of their previously arrested classmates.

Reports indicate clashes taking place at the campus when the security forces arrested six student demonstrators.

The whereabouts of those arrested, 5 males and one female, are currently unknown.

Iran – Number of executions in 2007 exceeds 250

14 October 2007

Stop Fundamentalism, October 14 - The website of the [[National Council of Resistance of Iran]], reported recently that in the past ten months, in excess of 250 prisoners have been hanged by the Iranian regime. 

The report indicates that there are over 600 prisoners currently on death row in Iran, among them 71 juveniles.

Many international organizations, including [[Amnesty International]], have repeatedly condemned Iran for its dreadful record of human rights violations including a number of recent multiple public hangings which were filmed and televised by the state-run news media.

The NCRI, in its statement, expressed deep concern regarding the lives of over 60 political prisoners in Iran who are subject to continuous torture by [[Tehran]] rulers.

Twenty three prisoners, including two women hanged in Iran in past two days

06 September 2007

Stop Fundamentalism, Thursday September 6 – Two prisoners were hanged in the port city of Bandar Abbas in oil rich southern province of Khuszistan today, Fars state-run news agency reported.   This brings the number of executions in the past two days to twenty three.

The men executed today were identified as Ali D. and Karim T. who were alleged to have been involved in drug trafficking.

Twenty one other prisoners, including two women were hanged yesterday on the charges of “corruption on earth.”

Iran hangs seven on the charges of mischief

08 June 2007

Stop Fundamentalism, June 7 – The website of the Iranian opposition, NCRI, reported today that 7 people have been hanged in Iran on the charges of hooliganism and mischief.

Five of the victims where hanged in public in the City of Jiroft, the state-run daily Quds reported on June 6.

Iran arrests student publication editors

25 May 2007

Tensions are rising in various Iranian Universities and sporadic clashes between students and Iranian security forces have been reported during the past few days.

A report indicates numerous arrests at Amir-Kabir University in Tehran.

Arrested students are Meghdad Khalilpour, Pouyan Mahmoudian, Majid sheikhpour, and one other student whose name is not known at this time.  The five are all chief editors of five main student publications at the university.

Iran military and Security forces staged maneuvers – definit show of fear of internal unrest

13 November 2006

Stop Fundamentalism, Nov 13 – Quassem Mollaii, commander of Tehran’s Basij force declared a series of maneuvers in the 10 regions of the province. These maneuvers that began on November 9 will continue for 9 days. 

In the city of Gachsaran [Khuzestan province], Moussavi said: “This maneuver is to continue for 10 days and will include confronting unrests and defending streets.”

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