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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:31 am    Post subject: Ahmadinejad and Columbia Reply with quote

RadioFarda wrote:

احمدی نژاد: حادثه دانشگاه کلمبيا توطئه آمريکا بود

با وجود گذشت ده روز از حضور رييس جمهوری ايران در دانشگاه کلمبيا، وی همچنان از حوادث رخ داده در سخنرانی اش اظهار نارضايتی کرده و ساير مقامات و رسانه های دولتی ايران نيز به صورت هماهنگ با انتقاد از سخنان رييس اين دانشگاه، مواضع محمود احمدی نژاد را «پيروزی و موفقيت بزرگی برای جمهوری اسلامی» توصيف می کنند.

1- Part 1 SOSIRAN Video- Farsi Translation of President of Columbia University - 18 min 46 sec

2- Part 2 SOSIRAN Video- Farsi Translation of President of Columbia University - 21 min 8 sec

3- Must Watch Ahmadinejad's trip to the US - as compiled by SOS Iran (English)

4- Must Watch Columbia University President Hammers Ahmadinejad As 'petty, cruel dictator' - This Is An Indictment Of Terror Master -10 Minustes (English CNN Clip)

5- Must Watch Top Iranian Leader Prince Reza Pahlavi Speaks Out On Top taazi Thug Ahmadnejad (English FoxNews Clip)

Cartoons Of Top Taazi Thug Ahmadinejad In New York 2007

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here is the list of 11000 innocent people that, never mind speaking at Columbia Univ, they just wanted to LIVE.


"Another evidence of genocide.....the list of people being executed by iri. Among them whole familes, parents, children, pregnant women..See #15 on page 1 and #8948 on page 236 both females were expecting, in reality these killers, murdered an unborn child with the mother."
Also you can see many died under torture...see the young girls died under torture.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:18 am    Post subject: BACHEH HA MOTESHAKEREEM! Reply with quote

Please pass this message of gratitute to of all our hard working compatriots


Never forget what transpired at the Columbia University addressing of this Vile man Ahmadinejad, was the direct efforts of each and every one of you until now.

That session was a direct slap on the face of Mullah's and all their NOKAR's and self sold Academia!

Thank you for your patience, your courage and your hard work.

God Bless each and every one of you!

Let us all keep up the pressure on these bastards until we can wipe our this shame of Mullah's from our history!


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Mullahs vs. Mullahs (Part 1) Rafsanjani - Mafia barber? Reply with quote

Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi & Elio Bonazzi wrote:

Mullahs vs. Mullahs (Part 1)

Rafsanjani - Mafia barber?

October 5, 2007


By Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi & Elio Bonazzi

The Columbia University controversy provided the mullahs of Iran with the opportunity to stage yet another of their famous Uriah Heep-ish diplomacy theatrics. On the evening of September 25th, The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer invited a couple of Iran experts to comment on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to Columbia University and the U.N. and to generally deconstruct the nature of the Islamic Republic.

One of these experts was Gary Sick, who during the clamor of the 1979 Khomeinist revolution, played a key role as Middle East analyst for the NSA. Sick, who supported the overthrow of the Shah and Khomeini’s takeover of Iran, has ever since been one of the more instrumental figures in helping the Islamic regime keep up appearances with the West. Sick’s Gulf/2000 Project was in fact established at Columbia ’s own School of International & Public Affairs in 1993. It has also been mainly financed by the oil industry, and it actively promotes dialogue with Tehran ’s regime.

For those of us who have been studying the mullahs for a lifetime, Sick, in his interview with Judy Woodruff, bizarrely tipped his hand about which horse he backs inside the regime. Sick vehemently claimed: “(I) suggest that the leadership in Iran – the grown-ups, as I would put it – have every reason to be upset by what he (Ahmadinejad) has done. He has destroyed the image of Iran that had very painfully been built up over years after the death of Khomeini, through Rafsanjani and then Khatami. And Mr. Ahmadinejad has come along and undermined that tremendously.”

The grown-ups he is referring to are obviously Rasfanjani and Khatami and their coterie. Are they actually any better than Khamenei, Ahmadinejad & Company?

This is where our story begins.

The 1979 revolution turned the Rafsanjanis from pistachio farmers into moguls. One Rafsanjani brother became the chief of Iran ’s entire copper mining industry; another one annexed the state-run television. Meanwhile, a brother-in-law became the governor of their home province of Kerman , and one of the cousins became the head of the nearly half-a-billion-dollar a year pistachio business. Rafsanjani’s son and one of his nephews got the best possible jobs at the Iranian National Oil Company, while another son took charge of the entire Tehran metro construction project which is said to have cost close to a billion dollars. Conducting business through various non-profit organizations and front companies, the family is known to be running Iran ’s biggest oil engineering company, a Daewoo automobile assembly plant and Iran ’s private airline, among others.

Inside Iran , however, Iranians have always parodied Rafsanjani’s name in order to describe the man’s true nature by referring to him as Rassman-Jani, which means “certainly murderous.”

For almost three decades, Ali-Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani has been one of the two top authorities inside the Islamic regime’s principle pecking order – Khamenei, the supreme leader, is the other. Rafsanjani was Khomeini’s eyes and ears until the latter’s death in 1989. Hashemi Rafsanjani, who Khomeini assigned to command the war towards its end, continues to have access to many of Iran ’s state secrets.

He served as president of the Islamic Republic from 1989 to 1997, and he would have remained in that job indefinitely, had he not been implicated in a court case that momentarily strained Germany’s diplomatic relations with Iran, leading to a near collapse of European/Iranian geopolitics.

In April 1997, a German court convicted four men in the 1992 massacre of dissident Iranian Kurdish leader Sadegh Sharafkandi and three of his colleagues in Berlin ’s Mykonos Restaurant. The court found that the killings were ordered by the “highest state levels” of Tehran ’s regime. The judges convicted two men of murder and two others of being accessories to murder on September 17, 1992. Presiding Judge Frithjof Kubsch said the men had no personal motive but were following orders. Kubsch said the gangland-style murders had been ordered by Iran ’s Committee for Special Operations, to which Iran ’s president and spiritual leader belonged. Prosecutors had contended that Iran ’s powerful spiritual leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and Iranian President Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani had personally ordered the killings. Germany said it was expelling four Iranian diplomatic staff. “The participation of Iranian state agencies, as found in the court verdict, represents a flagrant violation of international law,” the German foreign ministry said in a statement.

The regime had to do some quick fancy footwork and re-create itself so that it did not lose face with its European allies. Rafsanjani figured he ought to step down and an election was staged. A serious cross section of Iranian society had already shown it’s profound animosity towards the mullahs and Islamic rule in general. So in an orchestrated effort, Khamenei announced his candidate, a fossilized, ultra-conservative mullah and the Speaker of Parliament (Majles), Nategh-Nouri, knowing full well that there was no way that the voters would vote for him. However, the dark horse Hojjat ol-Eslam Mohammad Khatami and his administration rode in as bona fide moxie capable enough to reform the regime from within.

Khatami, who loves foreign travel and hobnobbing with the global glitterati, became the toast of western liberal societies. As president, he was to travel the world, smile, discuss Montesquieu and Hannah Arendt, and have everyone buy into his claim that the Islamic republic is progressive and democratic. His western supporters portrayed him and his administration as the “Glasnost Mullahs” who would extend democracy and address the demands of Iranians who would no longer suffer the demagogy of the hardliners.


Khatami’s landslide victory, however, did not stop the wave of murders of journalists and intellectuals that had begun from early on in Rafsanjani’s presidency. These became known as the “chain or serial murders.” In addition, real opposition magazines and newspapers were banned and forcibly closed down and journalists imprisoned. In spite of the repression of internal dissent, Khatami continued to be courted and invited by the major European powers for state visits.

On the other side of the Atlantic, and during the Clinton years, the mainstream media, left-leaning Washington-insiders and members of the so-called “realist” school of foreign policy also helped to promote the Islamic Republic’s propaganda. They did this by repeating and magnifying the big lie about Iran ’s conservatives, who were now calling themselves “reformists.”

In November 2006, Rafsanjani publicized a letter proving the very real discussion of the development of the regime’s nuclear ambitions. Throughout both Rafsanjani and Khatami’s presidencies the regime’s nuclear program was developed, all the while keeping the western powers, the U.N. and the I.A.E.A. at bay. Under Khatami, another slick Hojjat ol-eslam, Hasan Rowhani, averted the attention of the British, Germans and French who were negotiating the nuclear “concerns.” In early 2006, Rowhani himself admitted in front of a large group of clerics in Tehran that his job was to dupe the European negotiators while buying time for the further development of the nuclear program.


Despite all the promotion and open support of people like Sick and others, terrorism charges against Rafsanjani are not going away. Argentine prosecutor Alberto Nisman formally charged Rafsanjani and 6 other officials from Tehran ’s regime, five Iranian and one Lebanese - the infamous Lebanese terrorist Imad Mughniyeh - for the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center in Buenos Aires . The 1994 explosion destroyed the Argentinian-Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA), killing 85 and wounding almost 200, and has been proven to have been ordered by Tehran and carried out by Hezbollah.

The AMIA attack followed a 1992 explosion that destroyed the Israeli Embassy in Buenos Aires and killed 29 people. Tehran ’s regime has refused to cooperate so far and has evaded all attempts by Interpol and the Argentine public prosecutor. Ultimately in his U.N. General Assembly speech, Argentine President Nestor Kirchner asked the international community to cooperate so that “the Islamic Republic of Iran collaborates with the application of international law in order to achieve justice. Nothing more, but nothing less.”


On September 4th of this year, after having lost the presidential race to Ahmadinejad in 2005, Rafsanjani managed to get himself elected as the chair of the Islamic regime’s Assembly of Experts, a position which he now holds together with the chairmanship of the Expediency Council. Constitutionally, the Assembly of Experts is considered Iran ’s highest legal authority, as it reserves the power to appoint, oversee, and if necessary, dismiss the Supreme Leader.

With his victory, Rafsanjani has defined the ground where the next battle between the top mullah factions will be fought: the election of the Supreme Leader who will replace Khamnei. Already three parties have emerged during the first phase of this new political standoff at the top echelon of the Islamic republic. A few ayatollahs in Qom would like to transform the duties of the Supreme Leader to a committee of five or nine mullahs chosen by the Assembly of Experts for a fixed period. Such an idea has been dismissed by both the conservative faction, led by Rafsanjani, and by the radical faction, led by Mesbah-Yazdi, Ahmadinejad’s spiritual mentor. The former wants a weak Supreme Leader who would perform ceremonial functions, leaving the real business of government in the hands of the “strongman,” that is to say Rafsanjani himself. The latter wants the role of the Supreme Leader reinterpreted to create a clear demarcation between the sacred and the temporal. That would mean abandoning Khomeinism and returning to classical Shiite doctrine according to which men cannot create perfect governments in the absence of the Hidden Imam.


To counteract the threat posed by the radical faction, Rafsanjani is once again openly promoting his protégé, former President Muhammad Khatami, as the future Supreme Leader when, and if, a vacancy occurs. Khatami has the advantage of not having a political base of his own. He has always been loyal to Rafsanjani. Clearly, Rafsanjani’s intention is to repeat the same operation so brilliantly engineered in 1997. Khatami as Supreme Leader would ease the tension between Iran and the West, possibly inducing a lifting of the sanctions and allowing the mullah-businessman Rafsanjani to continue expanding his personal fortune while maneuvering the political process from behind the scenes.

Ahmadinejad, Messbah-Yazdi and their faction are not going to take all that lying down. They schemed and plotted for too many years to give their positions up with out a battle royal. Rumors of Khamenei’s ill health persists, and if he dies a three-sided gangland war will explode in Tehran involving Ahmadinezhad’s radicals, Rafsanjani’s conservatives-cum-reformists, and the doctrinaire mullahs in Qom.

More about Rafsanjani and Khatami to come. Next week: Ahmadinejad, Messbah-Yazdi and the radicals.

Banafsheh Zand-Bonazzi, a native of Iran, is an activist and writer. Elio Bonazzi is an Italian-born political scientist. Husband and wife, they are based in New York .
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2007 4:34 pm    Post subject: Ahmadinejad and a Murder in Vienna : An Interview with 'Witn Reply with quote

World Politics Review Exclusive wrote:

Ahmadinejad and a Murder in Vienna : An Interview with 'Witness D'
Georg Hoffmann-Ostenhof | 04 Oct 2007
World Politics Review Exclusive

On July 13, 1989, a frantic getaway is taking place out front of an apartment house at 5 Linke Bahngasse in Vienna . In an article for the Austrian weekly Profil, the journalists Sibylle Hamann und Martin Staudinger reconstruct the scene:

A secret agent has been shot and he is dragged by two other men between two parked cars. He is bleeding from multiple wounds. A man on a motorcycle pulls up beside them. All four are members of an Iranian terror commando unit that has left behind a bloodbath in a two-room apartment on the fourth floor of the building and is now making its get-away. After a brief exchange of words, the man on the motorcycle steps on the gas, speeding away with one of the perpetrators.

Three men lie dead in the apartment: Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, leader of the Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan (PDKI), and his two associates Abdullah Ghaderi Azar and Fadhil Rassoul. The three had been lured into an ambush under the pretense of conducting negotiations with representatives of the Iranian government.

Some 16 years later in summer 2005, one "witness D," an Iranian journalist in exile in France , would charge that the man on the motorcycle that day was none other than current Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Are the accusations credible or were they merely part of a smear campaign to discredit the Iranian leadership? Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hamid Reza Assefi dismissed the allegations at the time as "ridiculous and unfounded," suggesting that they were the work of "Zionist circles."

In September 1992, three years after the murder of Ghassemlou and his associates in Vienna , four further members of the Iranian Kurdish opposition, including Ghassemlou's successor as PDKI chair, were shot dead at the Mykonos restaurant in Berlin . Referring to German investigations into the so-called " Mykonos killings," Profil reporters Hamann and Staudinger note that one thing, at any rate, is certain:

. . . since the 1979 Revolution, there have been numerous assassinations of opponents of the Iranian regime and Tehran must be behind them. According to the German Federal Bureau of Criminal Investigations (BKA), 33 renegades have met violent deaths in Europe . During the 1997 " Mykonos trial," the German judiciary threw light upon the obscure chain of command involved in the commando actions. A "Witness C" (like "Witness D," an Iranian refugee with contacts to the organs of state power in Iran ) testified about a fastidious system, according to which victims were selected, located and liquidated. According to C's testimony, each death sentence was set out in written form and the orders were issued in code. Undercover agents ascertained the situation in the target area and dispatched lists of requests for the weapons and vehicles needed. The logistics were handled by the Iranian Embassy in each of the countries in question. "Organized crime of the most developed sort," the BKA called it.

In July 2005, Profil journalist Georg Hoffmann-Ostenhof spoke with witness D by telephone. World Politics Review here presents this interview for the first time in English.

John Rosenthal


The Iranian journalist D is standing in a telephone booth someplace in France when Profil calls. D has recently fled Iran and he does not want to give away his identity. He is scared. Shortly before dying under mysterious circumstances, an officer of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, or Pasdaran, by the name of Nasser Taghipoor made an explosive revelation to him: Taghipoor is supposed to have admitted that he was himself a member of the terror commando unit that in July 1989 shot to death the Iranian Kurdish leader, Abdul Rahman Ghassemlou, and two other Kurds in Vienna. The recently elected Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Taghipoor is supposed to have told D, was also a member of the commando unit. On May 20 [2005], the Green member of the Austrian parliament, Peter Pilz, had a long talk with D. At this point, Ahmadinejad was already a candidate for the Iranian Presidency, but he hardly figured among the favorites. His name, according to Pilz, turned up "only on the margins" of the conversation. How credible is D? How plausible are his claims? This is what Profil wanted to find out in speaking with him.

Profil: How did it come to pass that Nasser Taghipoor spoke to you about the hit-team's action in Vienna ?

D: I knew Taghipoor since the mid-1990s. He was a friend of the family. He followed my career: where I studied, how I became a journalist. We were genuinely close. We met casually once or twice a month and discussed all sorts of current subjects.

Profil: Did you discuss controversial topics?

D: For a very long time, Taghipoor was loyal to the government. We often had disagreements. He was very active in the Revolutionary Guard, the Pasdaran, from the time of their founding. The values that led to the Revolution were extremely important for him.

Profil: What was Taghipoor's position?

D: When the Pasdaran were founded, they did not yet have any definite organizational structure. They came into being in the revolution against the Shah. The people took up arms. At the beginning, there was no such thing as a career as an officer. When the organization was formalized, he became a colonel and he was active in the Al-Quds unit, which was responsible for obtaining and securing intelligence and other activities.

Profil: What was his rank when he related to you the story about the murder of the Kurds?

D: He was a Sardar. That is an Islamic rank: something like a general.

Profil: Did he have contact with the country's political leadership?

D: He was a good friend of the son of former President Hashemi Rafsanjani.

Profil: What was the son's name?

D: Jazer Rafsanjani.

Profil: What was his position?

D: He did not have any particular rank. He worked in his father's office when the latter was president.

Profil: When did Taghipoor tell you about the murder in Vienna ?

D: In 1380 by the Iranian calendar -- so, about three and a half years ago.

Profil: Why do you think he told specifically you, rather than someone else, about it?

D: I asked him precisely this question at the time and he gave me two reasons: "Firstly, since I know you from childhood. I trust you. Secondly, because you are a journalist. If the information should ever be published, you will know when and where, since you know the field."

Profil: Where did the conversation take place and under what circumstances?

D: I lived near his place of work. He called me. He wanted to speak to me. I asked him if I should come directly to his office. He said no, that I should come instead to his parents' house. So, it was there that we met, after 10 p.m. At first, he talked about all sorts of subjects for over an hour. I noticed that he was somewhat tense. Then I asked him what he wanted to tell me: He surely did not invite me over just to have a chat. That's right, he said, he wanted to make a sort of deposition to me: "I'm expecting an assignment and I'll have to go on a trip. If I come back, then you have to promise to forget everything that you are going to hear. But if anything happens to me, then you may publish the information." And then he said: "If you do what I tell you, then you'll have no problems."

Profil: And then he told you the story about the murder. Why? Did he want to hurt somebody? Did he want to get it off his chest?

D: I didn't know myself why he told me. It was only later that I understood what he was aiming at. I think he had come to the conclusion that the regime was instrumentalizing the Pasdaran and the Al-Quds special unit for which he was responsible. He felt somehow that he had been fooled.

Profil: How?

D: The chief purpose of Al Quds was originally to support liberation movements throughout the world. But the unit had moved further and further away from its original aims and had become an instrument used to eliminate opponents of the regime.

Profil: And he played along.

D: The leadership had begun to enrich itself. They had money at their disposal, which they diverted for personal ends.

Profil: At the time of your conversation, was Taghipoor convinced that it had been right to commit the murder in Vienna .

D: I don't think so. He certainly felt remorse. Otherwise, he would not have told me about it.

Profil: What was the assignment about which he was worried?

D: The Pasdaran also participated in development projects: out of a kind of populism. In light of his qualifications, he was extremely surprised that he would be deployed for such a development project. And he was clearly afraid. A short while later, what he was afraid of in fact occurred. He was found drowned in the south of Iran : after having gone diving in the Karun River , it was said.

Profil: Did he explicitly say that Ahmadinejad participated in the commando action in Vienna ?

D: He mentioned him several times.

Profil: You submitted a written report to the former Iranian President [Abolhassan] Bani Sadr, who now lives in exile in Paris as an opponent of the regime. But Ahmadinejad did not appear in it?

D: That was a general report and I had agreed with Bani Sadr not to name names.

Profil: But there are names named in the report.

D: Only those that were already known. There were other persons whom I did not mention, in order to avoid giving my identity away.

Profil: When did you write the report?

D: The first report I wrote when I was still in Iran , not here in France . It was on the hard drive of my computer and it was then seized by the government. The report on the hard drive was encoded.

Profil: After your home was searched in Tehran, you fled Iran . When was that?

D: I do not want to give you an exact date. Let's say: less than a year ago.

Profil: And how did you then come in contact with Bani Sadr?

D: Before I came to Paris, I did not know him personally. But I knew some things about him. And at first I did not tell him anything about the Vienna affair. It was only after there had developed a certain trust between us that I gave him my report.

Profil: As you were writing your report, did you know that Ahmadinejad was a candidate for the Presidency?

D: When I wrote the report on my computer in Iran , I did not yet know that. Later, when I was with Bani Sadr, I did.

Profil: What role did Ahmadinejad play in Vienna ?

D: He was a kind of backup. If something should happen to one of the commando members, he would have been the replacement. But he was not needed.

Profil: But he was there at the scene.

D: He waited in front of the building.

Profil: In 1989, what position did Ahmadinejad have in the Pasdaran?

D: At the time, there were no ranks in the Pasdaran or in Al Quds. They were only introduced later. I'm not exactly sure when. Please hurry. I have to hang up soon.

Profil: Just a couple of more questions. The commando unit in Vienna consisted of how many people?

D: There was a team of negotiators and a hit squad. Ahmadinejad was the link between the Iranian Embassy in Vienna and the hit squad. It was also his job to supply the weapons. He brought them from the Embassy to the house where the murders took place.

Profil: How many people were there in the hit squad? Various sources now claim that in addition to this group and the negotiating team, there was also a third unit.

D: With Ahmadinejad as the backup, there were three people in the hit squad. One cannot speak of a third unit. There were other people -- who supplemented the hit squad. If the latter had failed, they would have jumped in.

Profil: In your report, you write that the two who pulled the triggers had traveled to Austria from Abu Dhabi under assumed names. How did Ahmadinejad enter the country?

D: With a diplomatic passport.

Profil: Using his real name?

D: I don't know.

Profil: A personal question: you don't want to reveal your identity. Why not?

D: I do not want to put my family in Iran in danger. And I have an uneasy feeling. I am also living in danger. I have gotten support here in France . But I have to watch out that nothing happens to me.

Profil: Are you prepared to give a deposition to Austrian investigators?

D: Yes, on the condition that my identity not be revealed.

Profil: Have you already been contacted by Austrian officials.

D: Yes, by the Ministry of the Interior.

Georg Hoffmann-Ostenhof's interview with "witness D" first appeared in the Austrian weekly Profil in July 2005. The original German version can be consulted here. The English translation is by John Rosenthal.
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Must Listen to Audio or Read This Superb Article In Farsi Regarding Ahmadinejad Saga By Professor Nooriala

Superb Audio Article In Farsi By Professor Nooriala - Ahmadinejad Saga

Must Read This Superb Article In Farsi Regarding Ahmadinejad Saga By Professor Nooriala


Source: http://www.puyeshgaraan.com/Esmail.htm
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:31 am    Post subject: A petition to defend Mr. Bollinger Reply with quote

A petition to defend Mr. Bollinger, the president of Columbia University, against IRI's lobby groups and individuals

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Mr. Lee C. Bollinger, the President of Columbia University, who told Ahmadinejad: "Mr. President, you exhibit all the signs of a petty and cruel dictator," and exposed the human rights violations of the Islamic Regime in Iran (IRI), has become under a vicious and orchestrated attack.

All lobby groups and individuals who work for the unconditional relations between the US (meaning Halliburton, GE, etc) and IRI, along some so called “progressives” who regard and defend Ahamdinejad as an “anti Imperialist”, have united their forces and are using all their resources to ridicule and discredit Mr. Bollinger. They are afraid that this may set a tone and start a trend to loosen their influence on American academia.

These reactionaries who are apologists for a dictatorship without any concern for human rights violations in Iran must be encountered by the Iranians who seek a secular democracy.

We are not judging Mr. Bollinger’s positions on all issues but he was right in what he did and said on the occasion of Ahamdinejad’s visit. Please sign this petition to defend him who had the courage to ignore the pressure of IRI’s apologists and tell the truth.


Defend Mr. Bollinger, the President of Columbia University, Against IRI's Lobby groups and Individuals

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:04 pm    Post subject: Death to the Dictator Reply with quote

1- Must Watch Tehran University Protest Against Ahmadinejad

2- Watch Video 8/10/2007 Iranian Students Protest Outside of Tehran University Against Top Taazi Thug

Some of the Iranian students slogans and posters were:

"Death to Dictator", "Free imprisoned students", "We have questions too, Why only Columbia?" , "Here is Columbia too", "In Columbia yes, in Tehran no?", "Mahmoud Ahmadinejad source of poverty and corruption", "Freedom is our definite right", "Fascist government should be destroyed", "Shame on the regime leave the university", "student torture is condemned". "we don't want dictator regime, we don't want mercenary police", "political prisoners must be freed", "shame on police, leave the university", "Fashist president, university is not your place".

Tehran University campus and chanted 'Death to the dictator'

Iranian students protest against Top Taazi Thug Ahmadinejad's visit to Tehran University October 8, 2007. More than 100 students scuffled with police and hardline supporters of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Monday on Tehran University campus and chanted 'Death to the dictator' outside a hall where the Top Taazi Thug spoke. (Stringer/Reuters)

Tehran Students Protest Ahmadinejad Speech

An Iranian student kicks a gate of Tehran University during a protest against Top Taazi Thug Ahmadinejad, as anti-riot police officers stand behind the gate, in Tehran, Iran, Monday, Oct. 8, 2007 (AP)

دانشجويان با شعارهای « مرگ بر ديکتاتور» و « دانشجويان زندانی را آزاد کنيد» نسبت به سياست های دولت نهم عليه دانشگاه ها، بازداشت دانشجويان و اخراج اساتيد منتقد به شدت اعتراض کردند.

Iranian students shout slogans during a protest against Top taazi Thug Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the Tehran University campus. Iranian students staged a noisy protest against Ahmadinejad at the country's top university in Tehran on Monday, likening him to the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.(AFP) Email Photo Print Photo

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Iran students protest against Ahmadinejad
Mon Oct 8, 2:49 PM ET


Iranian students staged a noisy protest against Top Taazi Thug Mahmoud Ahmadinejad at the country's top university in Tehran on Monday, likening him to the late Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet.

Riot police barred the group of about 100 chanting male and female students from leaving the Tehran University campus, where Ahmadinejad was giving a speech to mark the start of a new academic year, a witness told AFP.

"Ahmadinejad is Pinochet! Iran will not become Chile," the students shouted, the witness said.

The demonstrators at Iran's top academic institution were calling for the release of students detained since May for publishing writings considered insulting to Islam, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

The gate of the campus was chain-locked by hundreds of regular police and then guarded by riot police equipped with hard helmets, plastic shields and in green uniform.

Some students tried to break down the lock by kicking at the gate and scuffled with university guards.

The demonstrating students briefly clashed with a rival group of supporters of the hardline Top Taazi Thug who shouted: "Shame on you hypocrites! Leave the university!"

The protesters, mainly male students, held banners reading "Free Ehsan Mansouri, Majid Tavakoli and Ahmad Ghasaban!", the three detained students.

Holding hands, they sang a students' solidarity song that dates back to the early days of the 1979 Islamic revolution during the demonstration called by the Islamic Association of Students, a reformist group.

The clashes and hot-headed verbal exchanges between the rival groups disrupted the planned live broadcast of Ahmadinejad's speech, Fars reported.

One of the students in a a speech criticised the treatment of university lecturers, the report said. "If we are the freest country of the world, why do you sack lecturers?" he asked.

A supporter of Ahmadinejad, however, shouted back: "Non-Muslim lecturers must be sacked."

Last December, Iranian students disrupted a speech by Ahmadinejad at Tehran's Amir Kabir university, setting fire to his picture and shouting "death to the dictator."

Ahmadinejad, an ultra-conservative who won a shock election victory in 2005 on a wave of popular support, responded then by describing those students as an "oppressive" minority.

In recent months, Ahmadinejad has also faced mounting criticism of his government's economic policies.

Monday's protest came just two weeks after Ahmadinejad addressed New York's prestigious Columbia University during a controversial visit to the United States to attend the UN General Assembly.

"Why only Columbia? We have questions too," read banners brandished by the students at Tehran University.

Ahmadinejad was treated to a humiliating and public dressing down at Columbia, where he was described as a "petty and cruel dictator" by the university president even before he spoke.

He used his appearance to reject his label of a Holocaust denier, to insist the Islamic republic had the right to pursue a civilian nuclear energy programme and to deny Tehran was seeking nuclear weapons.

Tensions are running high with the West over Iran's atomic programme, with major powers expected to decide in November whether to impose further sanctions on the Islamic republic.

A top official from the UN atomic watchdog was due in Tehran on Monday for a new round of talks on the nuclear standoff, following an August agreement reached for Iran to provide answers to outstanding questions.

Tehran has been slapped with two sets of UN sanctions for refusing to freeze uranium enrichment, a process which creates nuclear fuel but can also make the core of an atomic bomb.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:28 pm    Post subject: TEHRAN 'S PRICE FOR 'SOLIDARITY' MULLAHS SEEK USEFUL MARX Reply with quote

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By Amir Taheri
Friday, October 12, 2007


Guevara: Iranians silence Che's daughter.

October 12, 2007 -- ANXIOUS to create what they call "a global progressive front," Presidents Mahmoud Ahmadinejad of Iran and Hugo Chavez of Venezuela are sponsoring projects to underline "the ideological kinship of the left and revolutionary Islam."

The theme - hammered in by Ahmadinejad during his recent visit to Venezuela , Nicaragua and Bolivia - inspired a four-day seminar organized by his supporters at Tehran University last week (partly financed by Chavez).

The hope was that the conference would produce a synthesis of Marxist and Khomeinist ideologies and highlight what the Iranian leader has labeled "the divine aspect of revolutionary war." But the event itself proved rather embarrassing.

The conference title was "Che Like Chamran," a play on words designed to emphasize "the common goals" of Marxism and Islamism. It honored Mostafa Chamran on the 26th anniversary of his death, which coincided with the 40th anniversary of the death of the Cuban-Argentine guerrilla icon Che Guevara.

Chamran was a Khomeinist militant of Iranian origin who became a U.S. citizen in the '60s before traveling to Lebanon, where he founded the Amal guerrilla group. He entered Iran in 1979 and helped the mullahs seize power. Appointed defense minister by Khomeini in '81, he died in a car crash a few months later.

The conference had three guests of honor: Mahdi Chamran, a brother of Mostafa and an Ahmadinejad associate, and Che's daughter Aleida and son Camilo.

Aleida, a pediatrician who lives in Havana, wore the mandatory Khomeinist hijab, while her brother had grown designer stubble to please the hosts. Also attending were an array of aging European and Latin American "Guevaristas" and Lebanese Hezbollah cadres.

At first, the conference was all clear sailing as participants agreed that the sole source of world evil was America and its "earth-devouring ambitions."

The Khomeinists were pleased to hear their European and Latin American guests denounce " America 's criminal plans to attack the Islamic revolution," and insist that Iran had every right to develop its nuclear capabilities. The aging Guevaristas were equally pleased as their hosts praised the dead T-shirt poster boy as "a fighter for universal justice."

Mahdi Chamran claimed that Ahmadinejad, Chavez and "the leaders of the revolution in Nicaragua and Bolivia " belong to the same family of "strugglers for universal justice." Another Khomeinist speaker, Mortaza Firuzabadi, invited all anti-American forces to accept the leadership of Ahmadinejad's revolutionary regime. "Our aim is to free the downtrodden humanity and restore the violated rights of all nations," he said. "In this global jihad, we recognize no frontiers."

Things went pear-shape thanks to one keynote speakers, Hajj Saeed Qassemi, whose title is "coordinator of the Association of Volunteers for Suicide-Martyrdom." Praising the late "Che" as "a true revolutionary who made the American Great Satan tremble," he "revealed" that Guevara had been "a truly religious man who believed in God and hated communism and the Soviet Union ."

"Today, communism has been consigned to the garbage can of history as foreseen by Imam Khomeini," Qassemi said. "Thus progressists everywhere must accept the leadership of our religious, pro-justice movement."

Demanding the right to respond, Aleida Guevara told the conference that Qassemi's claim might be based on a bad translation: "My father never mentioned God," she said as the hall sighed in chagrined disbelief. "He never met God."

The remarks caused a commotion amid which Aleida and her brother were whisked away, led into a car and driven to their hotel under escort.

Qassemi returned to the podium to unleash an unscripted attack on "godless communists." He called on "the left in Latin America and elsewhere" to clarify its position. He claimed that Guevara and his "Supreme Guide Fidel Castro" had decided to hide their religious beliefs in order to secure Soviet support."

"Both were men of God and never believed in socialism or communism," he asserted. "The Soviet Union is gone," he emphasized. "The leadership of the downtrodden has passed to our Islamic Republic. Those who wish to destroy America must understand the reality and not be clever with words."

A few hours after the incident, the Guevara siblings attended another meeting, this time organized at Amir-Kabir University by a group called the Mobilization of the Downtrodden Militia. Camilo Guevara confirmed his sister's earlier remarks but insisted that "progressists everywhere" focus on fighting America rather than probing each other's personal beliefs.

By the end of the day, the two Guevaras had become nonpersons. The state-controlled media, which had given them VIP billing, suddenly forgot their existence. The anniversary of Guevara's death was mentioned in passing with no reference to his Marxism.

The Islamic Republic bans all non-Khomeinist ideologies, but two are specifically punishable by imprisonment or death: socialism and liberal democracy.

The two Guevaras, who left the Islamic Republic in some haste, managed to anger some Iranian progressists. The siblings refused to mention the mass arrest of workers' leaders throughout Iran in the last few months or condemn the current wave of repression against trade unions, women's organizations, teachers and farm workers.

"These people don't give a damn about the toiling masses," says Parviz Jamshidi, a lawyer for imprisoned trade unionists. "To them workers represent nothing but an abstraction, an excuse for appearing left and chic. They don't see that the Khomeinist regime is at war against the poorest sections of our society.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 3:01 pm    Post subject: Emkaan emza ye gharardad dovom torkaman chay Reply with quote

ActivistChat wrote:

Urgent Request From Iranian Opposition Leadership For Directions and List Of Urgent Actions
Greatness is not achieved by words but by hard work, difficult choices, actions and sacrifice.

Iranian opposition leadership greatness will be measured by good judgments , good actions, taking risks, sacrifices, ability to mobilize all forces and not just words.
Iranian Opposition Leadership silence regarding difficult issues to be on safe side is not acceptable …

The Iranian Opposition Leadership must provide answer to the following questions:

- What are the list of Urgent Actions Inside Iran by Iranian people?
- What are the list of Urgent Actions Outside Iran?

ActivistChat 2007 Request

Hoshdaar Komite ye Nejat

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خانم ها، آقايان، هموطنان گرامی،

اين روزها، با اعلام خبر سفر رييس جمهوری روسيه، آقای پوتين، و هياتي از کشورهاي تازه استقلال يافته ي اطراف درياي کاسپين، زنگ خطر بزرگی در ارتباط با گنجينه ها و ميراث تاريخی ايرانزمين در سرزمين مان به صدا درآمده است.

گفته می شود که يکی از دلايل حضور اين افراد در ايران مذاکره بر سر مالکيت دريای کاسپين است؛ دريايي که مالکيت آن تا کنون و بر اساس قراردادهای کاملا رسمی سال های 1921 و 1940 به طور مساوی بين روسيه و ايران تقسيم می شده است. اکنون سخن بر سر آن است که اين مالکيت چگونه بين پنج کشور تقسيم شود. در اين راستا، پيشنهادی که روسيه برای اين تقسيم به ايران داده، کلا در جهت حفظ منافع روسيه و عليه منافع سرزمين ما و بسيار ناعادلانه و هراس انگيز است.

اگر به نقشه های پيشنهادی روسيه نگاه کنيم می بينيم که تقسيم بندی اول بر اساس سطح آب و تقريبا به طور مساوی بين پنج کشور تقسيم شده اما در تقسيم کف دريا، ايران کمترين سهم را می برد؛ يعنی در واقع نفت، گاز، و ثروت های دريايي که در کف کاسپين خوابيده و تاکنون نيمی از آن به ايران تعلق داشته، به پيشنهاد روسيه بين کشورهايي تقسيم می شود که از دل شوروی سابق بيرون آمده اند ولی روسيه می خواهد بيشترين سهم را از کيسه ملت ايران به آن ها ببخشد

خانم ها، آقايان، هموطنان گرامی

توجه داشته باشيد که تا کنون، يعنی اکتبر 2007، مالکيت ايران بر دريای کاسپين از نظر قوانين بين المللی هيچ تغييری نکرده است، يعنی ما همچنان صاحب نيمی از دريای کاسپين هستيم و در عين حال جمهوری های تازه استقلال يافته در همان سال 1991 کليه تعهدات بين المللی شوروی سابق را که سهم ايران را بر اساس 1921 و 1940 تعيين می کردند تضمين کرده اند. به اين ترتيب هر قراردادی که از اين پس با روسيه و کشورهای همسايه بسته شود پيمانی تازه است که دولت آقای احمدی نژاد نقش اساسی و مستقيم در آن خواهد داشت.

هموطنان گرامی، اگر که در دوران فتحعلي شاه، در صد و هشتاد سال پيش، ايران زير بار فشار جنگ و شکست افتضاح آميز خود، تن به «قرارداد ترکمانچاي» داد و سهم ايران را از کاسپين هزاران ساله ايراني به روس ها بخشيد، اکثريت مردم در جهل و خرافات زدگی و عقب ماندگی غوطه می خوردند. اما آيا امروز هم به همان دوران برگشته ايم؟ آيا برای نسل امروز شرم آور نيست که اجازه دهد يک دولت غيرمسئول منافع و ثروت های ملی ما را برای منافعی شخصی و مصالحی سياسی و کوتاه مدت به باد دهد؟

کميته بين المللی نجات پاسارگاد بدين وسيله اعلام می کند که هر پيمان غير عادلانه ای که، عليه سهم ايران در اين دريای تاريخی، تصويب شود، خيانتی آشکار به ملت ايران است و مسئوليت آن صرفا با دولت آقای احمدی نژاد، و البته همه ی مسئولان دولتی و نمايندگان مجلس اسلامی، خواهد بود که بر پای چنين پيمانی امضا خواهند گذاشت.

با مهر و احترام

کميته بين المللی نجات پاسارگاد

دوازدهم اکتبر 2007

باج گیری پوتین و باج دهی رژیم ضد ایرانی به روسها
خبرگزاری حکومتی ایرنا: كارشناسان سياسي و راهبردي روسيه، در مورد حل مسايل مورد اختلاف كشورهاي حاشيه درياي در اجلاس سران اين كشورها در تهران ابراز خوش‌بيني كردند.

اين موضوع روز پنجشنبه در ميزگردي كه با عنوان "سفر ولاديمير پوتين به تهران و مساله خزر" با حضور سه كارشناس مشهور روس در خبرگزاري ريانووستي روسيه برگزار شد مورد تاكيد قرار گرفت.

رييس آكادمي مسايل راهبردي روسيه در اين نشست گفت: اجلاس سران حاشيه خزر كه روز ‪ ۱۶اكتبر(‪ ۲۴مهرماه) در تهران برگزار مي‌شود، مي‌تواند مسايل مورد اختلاف در تقسيم درياي خزر را حل كند.

"لئونيد ايواشف" تاكيد كرد: بدون شك نخستين ديدار رييس جمهوري روسيه از ايران به روابط مسكو و تهران تحرك تازه‌اي نيز خواهد بخشيد.

به گفته اين كارشناس روس، دورنماي حل مسايلي كه در تقسيم منابع درياي خزر وجود دارد در چنين سطح عالي بهبود خواهد يافت.

"رجب صفراف" رييس مركز مطالعات ايران معاصر در روسيه نيز با اشاره به امضا نشدن موافقتنامه رژيم حقوقي درياي خزر تا زمان حاضر، در مورد نتايج اجلاس تهران و سفر پوتين به ايران ابراز خوشبيني كرد اما گفت: اختلافات بين كشورهاي حاشيه خزر در مورد نحوه استفاده از اين دريا، جدي است.

وي در مورد تقسيم درياي خزر پس از فروپاشي شوروي سابق گفت: با توجه به اينكه اين دريا بين ايران و شوروي سابق بصورت پنجاه، پنجاه تقسيم شده بود، ايران مي‌توانست حتي بر اين سهم پيشين خود تاكيد كرده و پنجاه در صد باقيمانده را بعنوان سهم چهار كشور تازه استقلال يافته بداند، اما ايران اين كار را نكرد.

صفراف افزود: ايران پيشنهاد ‪ ۲۰درصد از خزر براي هركشور ساحلي را پيشنهاد كرده ولي طرفهاي مقابل به ايران تنها‪ ۱۳درصد اين دريا را پيشنهاد كردند كه اين امر به جايگاه ايران و نيز اقتصاد اين كشور لطمه وارد مي‌كند.

بگفته اين كارشناس مسايل ايران در روسيه، ايران آمادگي حل عادلانه مساله خزر و استفاده از ذخاير اين دريا به نفع پنج كشور حاشيه‌آن را دارد و سفر پوتين به تهران و نشست سران مي‌تواند پس از سالها، در اين مورد نتيجه مثبتي داشته باشد.

وي در عين حال پيشرفت در روابط ايران و روسيه را منوط به حل مساله درياي خزر دانست.

"ولاديمير اورالف" ديگر كارشناس اين ميزگرد نيز با مهم توصيف كردن سفر رييس جمهوري روسيه به ايران، گفت: ايران يك طرف راهبردي براي روسيه بوده و از طرفي برنامه هسته‌اي ايران نيز دستور روز جامعه بين‌الملل است.

"رجب صفراف" درادامه ميزگرد با اشاره به اينكه آژانس بين‌المللي انرژي اتمي هيچ سندي در مورد نظامي بودن برنامه اتمي ايران در دست ندارد، گفت: هيچ دولتي را نمي‌توان بخاطر داشتن سوء ظن مجازات كرد.

وي گفت: پوتين نيز بخاطر اين سوء‌ظن به تهران نمي‌رود بلكه قصد دارد با ايران از جمله در زمينه هسته‌اي همكاري كند.

صفراف در خصوص نيروگاه بوشهر كه توسط روسيه در دست ساخت است نيز اظهار داشت: راه اندازي اين نيروگاه در سال ‪ ۲۰۰۸علامت خوب مسكو به جهان خواهد بود.

وي مذاكره درمورد نيروگاه بوشهر را از مباحث جدي احمدي نژاد و پوتين درتهران دانست و گفت: البته ايردهاي روسيه درمورد مشكلات مالي ايران براي تكميل اين نيروگاه، بيهوده است و پوتين در اين مورد اظهار نظر نمي‌كند.

اين كارشناس مسايل ايران افزود: احتمالا پوتين به رييس جمهوري ايران پيشنهاد مي‌كند از غني‌سازي اورانيوم خودداري كرده و به وي تضمين خواهد داد تمام نياز ايران به اورانيوم غني شده در خاك روسيه رفع شود.

بگفته صفراف در صورت چنين پيشنهادي، ايران آنرا رد خواهد كرد و وابستگي سوخت هسته‌اي خود به روسيه را نمي‌پذيرد و مقامات ايران نيز دلايل خود را به پوتين ارايه داده و اطمينان مي‌دهند كه از خواستهاي آژانس تبعيت كنند.

"ضمن آنكه غني‌سازي اورانيوم در ايران نقض قوانين بين‌المللي نيست و آژانس نيز از همكاريهاي ايران رضايت دارد"

وي تاكيد نمود: در كيف پوتين، پيشنهادهايي براي همكاري با ايران وجود دارد كه مي‌تواند به اقتصاد ايران ياري برساند.

اين ميزگرد با استقبال گسترده رسانه‌هاي خبري روسيه مواجه شده بود.

"ولاديمير پوتين" رييس جمهوري روسيه قرار است روز ‪ ۱۶اكتبر (‪ ۲۴مهر ماه) براي شركت در اجلاس سران كشورهاي حاشيه درياي خزر عازم تهران شود.

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هشدار کميته نجات

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2007 11:01 pm    Post subject: Iran students chant against Ahmadinejad - report Reply with quote

Reuters wrote:
Iran students chant against Ahmadinejad - report


TEHRAN (Reuters) - About 50 Iranian students chanted slogans against Top Taazi Thug (President) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and damaged some property during an illegal protest at a Tehran university on Tuesday, the semi-official Fars News Agency reported.

Such protests have been relatively rare in recent years 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.

The students' news agency ISNA gave a different version of the incident, quoting an activist as blaming it on guards at the small Allameh Tabatabei university. It did not mention any anti-government slogans.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad arrives to attend a meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Tehran October 30, 2007. (REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi)
"The students are not responsible for today's incident because they only wanted to go into the university but the security guards did not allow them," student activist Soleiman Mohammadi was quoted as saying by ISNA.

Mohammadi suggested the protest was mainly about students he said had been suspended illegally. He said hundreds had signed a statement demanding the dismissal of the university's head.

Fars, quoting the head of the Basij religious militia at the university, said some of the protesters 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."

There was no immediate comment from the university itself.

Earlier in October, more than 100 students scuffled with police and hardline supporters of Ahmadinejad on the campus of the much larger Tehran University outside a hall where the president was about to speak.

Liberal-minded students and academics have criticised Ahmadinejad for clamping down on dissent on Iranian campuses, although the president and his government insist they support free speech and welcome constructive opposition.

Students and activists say some of those who have spoken out against Ahmadinejad and his government in the past two years have been detained or blacklisted from university courses.

Ahmadinejad swept to office in 2005 vowing to distribute Iran's oil wealth fairly and a return to revolutionary ideals.

Critics say his policies have stoked inflation and his fiery rhetoric has provoked Western nations to impose sanctions.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:52 pm    Post subject: Campus Clashes Erupt in Iran Reply with quote

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Campus Clashes Erupt in Iran

November 1, 2007 12:00 AM

PJM Tehran: Reports of a series of clashes between university students and paramilitary forces outside Tehran are emerging writes PJM’s Ardeshir Arian, who is in regular communication with PJM’s Tehran correspondent.

By Ardeshir Arian
in collaboration with
PJM Tehran correspondent

Concentrated clashes took place yesterday between Allameh University students and the Basij paramilitary forces at the communications campus of Allameh Taba-tabaee University west of the city of Tehran.

According to sources inside the university, the unrest has not settled yet and the regime’s IRGC armored division has surrounded the campus by placing armored vehicles all around the troubled building.

Students chanting “Death to the Dictator” could be heard from a distance away. In some instance, local residents
(A video of students’ protest against Ahmadinejad in Tehran, after his Columbia University visit earlier this month is here) have came out in support of the students and against the regime forces.

On Tuesday, October 30th, 2007 the security forces arrested about twenty students from the same college, for protesting against the Islamic government actions against students.

All but three of the students arrested were released after signing prearranged repentance expressing remorse and agreeing to forfeit their civil rights if they reoffend.

Three of these students have refused to sign such documents which could turn into their legal death sentences if framed or arrested by the government agents again.

For that reason and other unspoken interests, the Ministry of Intelligence ordered the three students to be transferred to one of their undisclosed locations - presumably for interrogation and torture designed to break their spirits.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:02 pm    Post subject: Iran: Six students arrested in anti-government protests in T Reply with quote

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Iran: Six students arrested in anti-government protests in Tehran today

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

NCRI - The anti-government student protest which started this afternoon by about 1,000 students at the Social Sciences School of Allameh University in Tehran is continuing into the early evening hours.

Despite desperate attempts by the university security guards, agents of State Security Forces (SSF) and so-called plain cloths members of Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) to contain the demonstrations, the students managed to shutdown all classes and called on their professors to join them. They chanted slogans "Death to dictator," "University is not a military camp," "This is the final warning," "University students are ready for uprising," "Free minded professors, join us" and "Students, professors unite."

During clashes between the students and security forces six students were arrested and transferred to an unknown location by the SSF. The detained students are identified as Mahsa Mehrzad, Nilofar Abd-Haq, Behnam Sepehrvand, Araman Sedaqati, Maziyar Samiee and Mohammad Yazdani.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 1:07 am    Post subject: Iranian students in new protest: Reply with quote

Iranian students in new protest: report
Sun Dec 9, 7:29 AM ET


Iranian students staged a new demonstration at Tehran University on Sunday, damaging the main gate to allow outsiders into the campus and denouncing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, news agencies reported.

The protesters chanted slogans against the president and carried banners calling for the release of three fellow students who have been held since May in a high-profile case, the Fars news agency and state-run IRNA reported.

The reports did not disclose the number of students involved. Both news agencies said that the demonstration had been called by the radical wing of the Office to Foster Unity, a reformist student group.

"The students marched on the gate and damaged it, and this allowed several non-students to enter the campus," IRNA reported.

There has been a string of demonstrations at Tehran universities in past months as students protest against the replacement of liberal professors, pressure on activists by the authorities and the detention of three students.

The demonstration Sunday was at least the second within a week at Tehran University after dozens of students held a similar protest on Tuesday.

Mehdi Arabshahi, a member of the central board of the Office to Foster Unity, said that 1,500 people joined the latest protest, although there was no confirmation of this figure from Iranian media.

He told AFP that university security officials had initially shut the main gate in a bid to prevent large numbers gathering for the protest.

"But the students forced their way in and broke the gate so that others could enter.

"They protested against the detention of the students, the oppressive policies of the government and advocated rights for all Iranians," he added, saying that the participants included liberals and ethnic Kurds.

Arabshahi said the protest lasted for more than two hours after starting at 12:00 pm (0830 GMT) and that it was peaceful.

"We are gathered here to say students are alive and are critical of wrong polices," IRNA quoted another unnamed student as saying.

The demonstration came a day after the intelligence ministry said it had arrested an unspecified number of people using "fake student cards to hold an illegal demonstration" at Tehran University.

The timing of those arrests was not given, but it is likely that they took place ahead of Friday which was annual students' day in Iran.

The case of the three detained students from Tehran's Amir Kabir University has become a major issue for the protesting students.

Detained since May, the trio were given jail sentences of up to three years in October on charges of printing anti-Islamic images in four student newspapers -- accusations they vehemently deny.

Reformist leaders such as former president Mohammad Khatami have openly called for the three to be released, but hardliners have said the gravity of their crimes means they must stay behind bars.
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TEHRAN, Dec. 9 — Iranian students held a protest on Sunday at Tehran University to demand the release of fellow students who have been jailed in recent months.

The students chanted slogans against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and damaged the main gates of the university, the semi-official Fars news agency reported.

A witness, who spoke on the condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, said that the figure of 1,500 demonstrators, which was reported by student Web sites, appeared to be accurate.

Advar News, a Web site run by former students, reported Sunday that one advocate, Ali Nikoonesbati, who was arrested last month, had been released.

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