Security forces arrest Tehran University Radical Left students

The security forces of the Iranian regime attacked the home of a left-wing student activist involved in organising the students’ protest inside Tehran University on 4 December. Those arrested include Anousheh Azadfar, Mehdi Gerayloo, Alnaz Jamshidi, Ehsan Azadfar and Nader Ahsani.

The security forces have also been lying in wait near Tehran University in order to ambush some other students. Behrooz Karimizadeh, Peyman Piran, Bijan Sabagh, Behzad Bagheri are among the students inside the campus that are being targetted. The likelihood of their arrest is constantly rising with nightfall.

Saeed Habibi, a left-wing activist, has now also been imprisoned. He is in wing No. 209 of the notorious Evin prison. For over eight hours none of his friends or family had any news about him, as he has not contacted anyone at home or work, and his mobile phone had been switched off. The mobile phone is now in the possession of the interrogators of the Information Ministry. Two other left-wing activists, who are not students, have been summoned to appear at the Information Ministry.

Following discussions among left activist students and non-students in Tehran and provinces the following collective decision has been taken:

If our comrades are not freed by tomorrow [3 December], all universities from Tehran University to the universities in Shiraz, Tabriz, Mashhad and so on, will be turned into a stage for united protests.

The programme for 4 December (commemorating Students’ Day) will be put into action at the main gate of Tehran University, involving all [our] forces.

Support these students and left-wing activists by sending a protest email based on the model letter.


Source: ‘Against the status quo‘ blog.

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

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