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Cientos de estudiantes y activistas de izquierda conmemoran el Día del Estudiante en Teherán

Apesar de la gran presencia de las fuerzas de seguridad del régimen iraní en la Universidad de Teherán, los estudiantes han celebrado el Día del Estudiante tal y como lo tenían planeado. Unos 500 estudiantes y activistas de izquierda participaron en este acontecimiento, unos 26 fueron detenidos.

El régimen iraní ha adoptado medidas que incluye el asalto a la casa de un activista estudiantil de izquierda dos días antes de la protesta (¡), en un intento vano de amedrentar a los estudiantes y minar la moral de los activistas de izquierda, no querían que se celebrara este Día del Estudiante. La correlación de fuerzas en la sociedad está cambiando. Los elementos progresistas, la izquierda, y las masas que odian el régimen, cada vez son más audaces y la base del régimen está cada vez más desmoralizada. Este día será también recordado en la larga lucha de los estudiantes iraníes contra la dictadura y por la defensa de la justicia social.

El régimen pensaba que arrestando a ocho de los organizadores antes del acto podría atemorizar, confundir y acobardar a los demás. Las detenciones, sin embargo, lo que provocaron fue intensificar el enfrentamiento. Los estudiantes y activistas de izquierda de varias universidades como Shiraz, Tabriz, Mashhad y demás, se unirán a estas protestas si no se libera inmediatamente a los compañeros detenidos. Dicen que celebrarán una manifestación frente a la puerta principal de la Universidad de Teherán.

La protesta comenzó el 4 de diciembre y las fuerzas de seguridad rodearon por sorpresa a cientos de estudiantes que estaban allí desafiando las amenazas y el acoso. A pesar de los estrictos controles de seguridad y el clima de intimidación, se instaló una “tribuna abierta” donde cualquier orador podía dirigirse a la multitud. Al menos dos miembros de la organización estudiantil “Izquierda Radical” hablaron en este escenario y se leyó un manifiesto. Sin embargo, la mayoría de los compañeros de la corriente “Izquierda de los Trabajadores” fueron detenidos antes de que pudieran leer su manifiesto.

Las fuerzas de seguridad temen que los estudiantes contacten con la población. Utilizaron autobuses de la empresa Vahed para formar una barrera entre la universidad y el resto de la ciudad. Aunque hubo enfrentamientos con las fuerzas de seguridad hoy continuará el acto, como dijo un estudiante: “¡Hoy la universidad es roja!” Incluso después de las detenciones los activistas seguían decididos a continuar con el programa hasta el final.

La manifestación de hoy demuestra claramente que las tradiciones revolucionarias y radicales del movimiento estudiantil iraní, que se remontan a diciembre de 1953, siguen vigentes y gozan de buena salud. La multitud coreaba consignas denunciando las detenciones y el clima de intimidación. Finalmente los actos terminaron con el canto de La Internacional.

Por ahora hay 26 activistas detenidos. Sus nombres son: Anousheh Azadfar, Mehdi Gerayloo, Alnaz Jamshidi, Ehsan Azadfar, Nader Ahsani, Saeed Habibi, Behrooz Karimizadeh, Keyvan Amiri Elyas, Hossein Babaii, Karim Asayesh, Roozbeh Faghihi, Babak Pashajavid, Mohsen Ghamin, Babak Pasha Javid y Mahsa Mohebi.

CAMPAÑA INTERNACIONAL DE SOLIDARIDAD

POR LA LIBERACIÓN DE LOS ESTUDIANTES DE IZQUIERDA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE TEHERÁN, DETENIDOS POR LA POLICÍA

Apoyá a los estudiantes y activistas de izquierda detenidos enviando mensajes de protesta.
Visitá la página de Militaant, el periódico de la juventud socialista revolucionaria de Irán.

Modelo de resolución en inglés.

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Five hundred students and left-wing activists commemorate Students’ Day at Tehran University

Despite the heavy presence of the Iranian regime’s security forces at Tehran University today’s Students’ Day commemoration went ahead as planned. Around 500 students and left-wing activists took part in the event – with just 26 being arrested.

The Iranian regime had taken several desperate measures, including attacking the home of a left-wing student activist two days before the protest(!), in the vain attempt to dampen the students’ and left-wing activists’ morale and to prevent the 16 Azar Students’ Day commemoration from taking place. Yet the changing balance of forces in society – where the progressive, left-wing and anti-regime masses are becoming bolder and the regime’s own base is becoming more demoralised – have meant that another memorable day has been recorded in the long history of Iranian students’ struggle against dictatorship and for social justice.

The regime had thought that by arresting over eight of the organisers before the commemoration rally they would frighten, confuse and cower its remaining ranks. The arrests, however, led to an escalation of this confrontation. Left-wing students and activists from several universities issued a warning to the regime that “all universities from Tehran University to the universities in Shiraz, Tabriz, Mashhad and so on, will be turned into a stage for united protests” if their comrades were not released immediately. They said that they would gather all their forces at the main gate of Tehran University.

The protest started at the appointed time today, 4 December 2007, and the security forces were taken by surprise at how hundreds of students had turned up despite all their threats and harassment. Despite the strict security controls and the climate of intimidation an ‘open tribune’, where any speaker can address the crowd, was created. At least two members of the Radical Left students spoke and their manifesto was read out. However, most of the comrades of the Workers’ Left tendency were arrested before they could read out their manifesto.

Fearful of students’ contact with the general public, the security forces used buses from the Vahed Company to create a barrier between the University and surrounding area, almost obscuring the main gate of the University. Although some clashes with the security forces continued during the meeting an eyewitness said: “The University was red today!”. Even after today’s arrests the activists were determined to continue the agreed programme until the end.
Today’s demonstration clearly shows that the radical and revolutionary traditions of the Iranian students’ movement going back to December 1953 are alive and in good health. The crowd chanted many slogans denouncing the recent arrests and the climate of intimidation and the programme came to an end with a rendition of the Internationale.

In all at least 26 activists have been arrested. They include: Anousheh Azadfar, Mehdi Gerayloo, Alnaz Jamshidi, Ehsan Azadfar, Nader Ahsani, Saeed Habibi, Behrooz Karimizadeh, Keyvan Amiri Elyas, Hossein Babaii, Karim Asayesh, Roozbeh Faghihi, Babak Pashajavid, Mohsen Ghamin, Babak Pasha Javid and Mahsa Mohebi.

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

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

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Le forze di sicureza iraniane hanno arrestato membri del movimento studentesco di sinistra dell’Università di Teheran

I servizi di sicurezza iraniane hanno fatto un blitz a casa di un attivista di sinistra del movimento studentesco iraniano arrestando studenti che stavano cercando di organizzare

una protesta studentesca contra la guerra e l’opressione del regime iraniano il 4 dicembre all’Università di Teheran.Gli arrestati includono: Anusceh Asadfar, Mehdi Gherailu, Alnar Giamscidi, Ehsan Asadfar e Nader Ahsani.

I servizi di sicurezza iraniani si preparano per arrestare anche altri attivisti studenteschi appena essi escono dall’Università di Teheran. Behruz Carimzadeh, Peiman Piran, Bizhan Sabagh e Behzad Bagheri sono tra gli studenti dentro il campo universitario che rischiano di essere arrestati, la probabilità della loro arrestazione aumenta ogni minuto con l’arrivo della notte.

Anche Said Habibi ,un attivista di sinistra, è stato imprigionato oggi stesso nel carcere No.209 del ben noto carcere di Evin.Per ben piu’ di otto ore nessuno degli amici e famigliari hanno avuto nessuna notizia di lui, anvendo il cellulare spento e non contattando nessuno a casa o al lavoro .Il suo cellulare e ora posseduto dagli interrogatori dei servizi di sicurezza iraniani.Altri due attivisti della sinistra non-studenti sono stati chiamati davanti al Ministero di Sicurazza iraniano.

Al seguito del dibattito tra attivisti studenteschi e non-studenti a Teheran e nelle province iraniane questa deciosione collettiva è stata presa:

Se i nostri compagni non vengono liberati fino a Domani [3 Dicembre] tutte le Univesità Iraniane dall’Università di Teheran a quello di Shiraz, Tabriz, Mashhah e … vengono trasformate in scene di protesta.

Il programma per il 4 Dicembre per commemorare il Girono del Movimento Studentesco
sarà messo in atto all’ingresso principale della Università di Teheran con tutte le forze alla nostra disposizione.

Appoggiate questi studenti e attivisti della sinistra iraniana mandando e-mail di protesta e firmando la petizione: https://militantmag.wordpress.com/2007/12/02/23/

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Two more activists arrested in Tehran

In a desperate attempt to stifle the Students’ Day commemorations planned for 4 December, the security forces of the Iranian regime have arrested at least two more activists. In addition to the six activists arrested on Sunday 2 December, Behrooz Karimizadeh and Keyvan Amiri Elyasi have now also been detained. According to latest reports the names of those arrested include: Anousheh Azadfar, Mehdi Gerayloo, Alnaz Jamshidi, Ehsan Azadfar, Nader Ahsani, Behrooz Karimizadeh and Keyvan Amiri Elyas.

Left-wing students and activists from several universities have warned the regime that “all universities from Tehran University to the universities in Shiraz, Tabriz, Mashhad and so on, will be turned into a stage for united protests” if their comrades are not released immediately.

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

As reported by Militaant, journal of revolutionary socialist youth in Iran.

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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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Model letter: free the 26 students and left-wing activists

Dr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President
The Presidency
Palestine Avenue, Azerbaijan Intersection
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran

[Enter date] December 2007

Dear Mr President

I write to bring to your attention the urgent case of at least 26 students and left-wing activist abducted by the agents of the Information Ministry and other security forces in Tehran. Anousheh Azadfar, Mehdi Gerayloo, Alnaz Jamshidi, Ehsan Azadfar, Nader Ahsani, Saeed Habibi, Behrooz Karimizadeh, Keyvan Amiri Elyas, Hossein Babaii, Karim Asayesh, Roozbeh Faghihi, Babak Pashajavid, Mohsen Ghamin, Babak Pasha Javid and Mahsa Mohebi are currently being held in custody and interrogated for merely trying to organise, or taking part in, an independent Students’ Day commemoration event.

I hope that you can bring the authority of your office to put pressure on the relevant officials and bodies at Evin prison so that these activists, and all other students, are set free.

I look forward to hearing about your positive intervention in this regard in the international media.

Yours sincerely

[Enter your name here]

 


Dr Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
President
The Presidency
Palestine Avenue, Azerbaijan Intersection
Tehran
Islamic Republic of Iran.
Fax: 98-21-648.06.65
Email: dr-ahmadinejad@president.irPlease send a copy of your protest letters to:

UNHCHR
Petitions Team
Office of the United Nations
High Commissioner for Human Rights
UNOG-OHCHR
1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland
Fax: +41 22 917 9022
Email: tb-petitions@ohchr.org

Amnesty International
The Human Rights Action Centre
17-25 New Inn Yard
London
EC2A 3EA
United Kingdom
Fax: +44 20 7833 1510
Email: info@amnesty.org.uk

Human Rights Watch
350 Fifth Avenue, 34th floor
New York, NY 10118-3299 USA
Fax: 1-(212) 736-1300
Email: hrwnyc@hrw.org

Militant
Email: militantmag@gmail.com

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