Students protesting at Amir Kabir University in Tehran on February 22
Dozens of injuries were reported
after the protest's organizers clashed with government forces during the
ceremony at Tehran's Amir Kabir University.
Students had complained that the event effectively handed control of the university over to hard-liners.
Mehdi Arabshahi, the leader of
Iran's largest student group, told Radio Farda that three members of the
university's Islamic Society were arrested at their homes the day after the
protest, while a number of students arrested at the burial ceremony had already
Students held several peaceful demonstrations to protest the ceremony last week.
Supreme Leader values martyrs to be buried at a Tehran university
Tehran, Feb 23, IRNA - Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei lauded on Sunday the decisioin to bury bodies of a number of the war time martyrs at the Amir Kabir University of Technology.
Remains of five martyrs from the eight years of Iraqi imposed war against Iran (1980-1988) are to be buried at the university's campus in downtown Tehran later on Monday.
In a message on the occasion, the ayatollah said, "Those who were martyred during the war were the pious and committed youth who made sacrifices to defend their country's territorial integrity."
The Supreme Leader added that it was the self-sacrifice of the Iranian youth during the war time that saved Islam as well as the freedom and independence of Iran.
"Our nation, mainly our youth, are indebted to the martyrs," said Ayatollah
He stressed that commemorating martyrs was a duty for each and every Iranian.
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