Vicious attack by prison guards leaves Tehran Polytechnic students in serious condition

Vicious attack by prison guards leaves Tehran Polytechnic students in serious condition

Earlier today we heard disturbing news about the critical condition of Abbas Hakimzadeh and Ahmad Ghesaban, two Tehran Polytechnic students jailed at the notorious Evin prison. On Wednesday 13 June a number of students were shouting slogans when this provoked a violent reaction from the prison guards.

As a result of this brutal attack Abbas Hakimzadeh, who was hit on the temple, is now in a coma. Ahmad Ghesaban is reported to have concussion and is also in a serious condition.

We urge everyone, particularly students’ unions and organisations throughout the world, to protest against this savage act. Please help us to put pressure on the Iranian authorities so these two students receive immediate and full medical attention and that all students are released without charge.

Militant (a Persian language youth journal)

14 June 2007

Please use this model letter for your protest.

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