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12/08/09

Iranian university students under attack

Source: Radio Zamaneh

Violence has broken out in two major Iranian universities today. According to Amir Kabir Newsletter, Revolutionary Guards and Basij forces have entered the campuses of University of Tehran and Shahid Beheshti and engaged in beating the students with the assistance of university security.


Basij and security forces side-by-side attacking the protesters in Tehran on December 7

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Amir Kabir reports that the Revolutionary Guards and Basij have attacked students with batons and pepper spray, arresting some and forcing others out of the campus.

Basij forces have entered Shahid Beheshti campus in several buses and attacked the law departments, closing down the classes.

Reportedly several classes at University of Tehran have also been shut down. Reports tell of plain clothes and police breaking windows of the Technical Department of University of Tehran and throwing tear gas bombs into the building. The students have reportedly taken shelter in the halls of the building and lit fires to fight the tear gas.

Fars state news agency has also confirmed the attacks but claims supporters of MirHosein Mousavi, Ahmadinejad's opponent, have attacked "revolutionary" students and are beating them and targeting them with tear gas.


5000 students protested at Azad University in Qazvin on December 7
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