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University Students Day' (16th Azar) observed in Iran

The Students Committee of the Islamic Iran Participation Front (IIPF) on Saturday held a special ceremony in Tehran to mark the 50th anniversary of the University Students Day (16th Azar or December 7), IRNA reported.

The participants at the ceremony said that freedom, independence and democracy are the three demands of Iranian students movement.

Students Mostafa Bozorg-nia, Mehdi Shariat Razavi and Nasser Qandchi were martyred by the deposed regime's police when they had joined a demonstration to protest a plan to accord an honorary doctorate degree to Richard Nixon (vice-president in the Eisenhower administration) from Tehran University during his visit to Tehran in 1953.

Nixon was due to celebrate the US-engineered coup that toppled the popular government of the then-prime minister Mohammad Mossadeq four months earlier in 1953 for which the United States spent dlrs 21 million.

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