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12/07/10

Khatami's message for the National Student Day


In a message to the students' gathering at Tehran University that was held on December 6 on the eve of National Student Day and was called "Hope, the loudest of protests", Seyyed Mohammad Khatami told students: "We should be hopeful. We should try and not be afraid of paying the prices [for our goals] and of course the method that has always been advocated and our students and our reforms are committed to it, is following civic methods and avoiding and rejecting violence committed by anyone; whether by those at power or by those who may have objections and issues. Our path is the peaceful path of civic movement and abiding to the criteria and bases that our nation has had and has expressed in its great revolution." Khatami also referred to the suffocating atmosphere that the government has imposed on the people, especially the academia and students, and added that the oppression that has been imposed on professors and students is not acceptable for the universities of the Islamic Republic.

Karroubi to students: Don't lose your hope

Mehdi Karroubi in a meeting with a group of student activists and the families of imprisoned students for the anniversary of the National Student Day while strongly condemning the pressure and restrictions imposed on the academia, urged the students not to lose their hope as these days will pass and the victory is near. Karroubi stressed that victory or defeat is not limited to one level and various events took place during the time until the Islamic Revolution was achieved in 1978.



Statement by Babol University of Science and Arts students


The Islamic Association of Babol University of Science and Arts (north of Iran) by issuing a statement for the anniversary of National Student Day (December 7) strongly condemned the unjust imprisonment of student activists and the restriction imposed on the academia by the totalitarians. In this statement the students announced that they will not stop their resistance until the release of all their fellow colleagues.

Statement by Khajeh-Nasir University students

A group of students of Khajeh-Nasir University (Tehran) by issuing a statement for the anniversary of National Student Day (December 7) announced their firm support for the imprisoned students and stressed: "We -the students of Khajeh-Nasir University- as we have always did , will resists to our very last breath in the path of fighting against the current tyranny in the memory of honor and dignity of [our] university Milad Assadi (imprisoned student activist)."


Students of Tehran University: Science does not go with dictatorship

The statement of the Islamic Association of Students of Tehran University and Medical Sciences was read today (December 6) during the "Hope, the loudest of protests" gathering at Tehran University. The statement in part reads: "Seducers are those who step on the constitution. Seducers are those who obliterate justice. Seducers are those who destroy people's basic rights. Seducers are those who don't want the parliament to be on top of affairs. Seducers are those who have made telling lies their method of achieving their goals and have sacrificed ethics for gaining power. Seducers are those who consider attacking the residences of Grand Ayatollahs, such as Sanei, Bayat Zanjani, Dastgheib Shirazi, Taheri Esfahani, and Montazeri, acceptable despite all the traditional, religious and moral teachings."
 

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