Down with the dictator, down with despotism

According to the latest reports from Evin prison, while the students of the [Tehran] Polytechnic were under the most severe physical and psychological pressure and torture, and were locked up in solitary cells, they nevertheless continued their struggle.

According to this report by [chanting] slogans like “Down with the dictator” and “Down with despotism” the students of the Polytechnic were inspiring each other to resist the pressures bearing on them, and when one of the students would start chanting slogans, the others would join him.

This has happened many times this morning [Wednesday 13 June] in Evin prison and has really enraged the Evin torture squad. This is the [current] situation [even though] during the past few weeks the Evin interrogators have kept the students in solitary cells to prevent contact between them.

It should also be mentioned that the interrogation squad has [under orders] from Hadad, the security deputy of Saeed Mortazavi, been attempting with every type of medieval torture and any possible means to get the students to confess, so that Hadad can conclude his shameful project by the set deadline.

Posted on the Tehran Polytechnic students’ blog on 13 June 2007.

Translated by Militaant, journal of revolutionary socialist youth in Iran.

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