Source: Mehr News Agency, Tehran
University of Tehran Chancellor Farhad Rahbar
rejected claims on Tuesday that he had asked the police to enter the
university's dormitory on June 15.
The response came as MP Mohsen Kouhkan told reporters on Tuesday that security
forces had entered the dormitory at a request of the university chancellor.
"The police's entrance into the University of Tehran's dormitory was not on my
request or with my permit. I strongly reject the remarks of this member of the
Majlis," he told the Mehr News Agency on Tuesday.
The chancellor also pointed out that he was informed of the event after the
police had entered the dormitory.
Kouhkan, a leading MP in the conservative camp, said, "Rahbar himself had asked
the security forces to enter the University of Tehran's dormitory in order to
maintain the security."
of the badly damaged rooms in the dormitory
Kouhkan also added according to the law, the police could enter the dormitory
only on a request by the university chancellor.
On June 15, a group of unidentified persons had illegally entered the dormitory
and beat a number of students, damaged their property and detained some of them.
The students had protested the election results.
The police claim they had stepped in to safeguard the dormitory.
Over 1000 detained during unrest: police chief
doctor tells of Neda's death
The doctor who tried to save an Iranian protester as she bled to
death on a street in Tehran has told the BBC of her final moments.
Dr Arash Hejazi, who is studying at a university in the south of
England, said he ran to Neda Agha-Soltan's aid after seeing she had
been shot in the chest. Dr Hejazi said he had not slept for three
nights following the incident, but he wanted to speak out so that
her death was not in vain.
National Police Chief Esmaeil Ahmadi-Moqaddam
revealed on Wednesday that over 1000 people were detained during the recent
unrest in Tehran but most of them have gone free.
"During the recent unrest in Tehran, the police
arrested 1032 people. Many of them have been released," he said.
Ahmadi-Moqaddam pointed to the murder of Neda
Agha-Soltan, who was shot dead in Tehran, saying, "It was a preplanned
Neda's death had no relations with protests, Ahmadi-Moqaddam added.
The police official also said Iran has asked Interpol to arrest Arash Hejazi - a
doctor who witnessed the murder - for spreading rumors about the young girl's
Ahmadinejad has asked Judiciary Chief Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi to
thoroughly investigate the "suspicious" murder of Agha-Soltan.
Ahmadi-Moqaddam also stated that over 500 of the police forces were injured
during the streets protests.
The police chief went on to say that 20 were killed in the unrest but no
policeman was among the dead.
Killed and Detained Since June 12
The government has admitted to at least 27 fatalities in Tehran but
the true numbers are most probably much higher. The Campaign has
been able to identify only the names of four persons killed in
Tehran during recent protests because of the extreme restrictions
imposed by the government. There are also reports of fatalities in
other cities but the Campaign has not been able to collect any
reliable information. -International Campaign for Human Rights in
MP says communication limitations should be lifted
TEHRAN, June 30 (Mehr News Agency) -- MP Hossein Sobhaninia
stated on Tuesday that some communication limitations such as the disablement of
SMS text messaging which have been introduced in recent days should be lifted
and the country take a normal course again.
The SMS text messaging has been disabled since June 11, one day before the
The State Inspectorate Organization Director Mostafa Pourmohammadi said on
Monday that part of the disablement of the SMS text messaging is due to the
Sobhaninia, who sits on the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy
Committee, also said now that the Guardian Council has confirmed the validity of
presidential election it is natural that the country will see the stoppage of
unrests in the country.
Today all political factions and activists should urge people to remain calm and
maintain unity and consider the election dispute as a closed issue, he told the
Mehr news agency.
He noted that the MPs member to the Majlis security committee should study all
the pros and cons of the election. He added one of the concerns of the committee
is to help establish a normal condition in the country.
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