A statement from the Freedom and Equality Seeking Students’ group
Press Release No: 1, Freedom and Equality Seeking Student
As you are aware, thirty of our comrades are currently being held in ward 209 of Avin prison in Tehran, subjected to torture and the worst physical and mental conditions. The magnificent Students Day rallies in Tehran, Mazendaran, Kermanshah, Tabriz and Hamadan were manifestation of our determination to raise the banner of freedom and equality in our society. The oppressive Islamic regime tried, in vain, to prevent the student day rallies. It has suffered a humiliating defeat. We congratulate all our fellow students.
Comrades! Our call for the release of all detained students, in universities up and down the country, must break the current deadly silence. This calls for united actions of all of us for the immediate release of our detained comrades. Spread the news of the arrest of the students and let the entire population know that their students are being imprisoned for calling for freedom and equality. The shameful silence of all the so-called “impartial” and “pro-democracy” media outlets has made our task of informing the public ever so crucial. This shameful silence is tantamount to collaboration with oppressors. Such attempts to spread lies and deception have long being at the service of profiteers and capitalists.
Comrades! The families of the arrested students have pinned their hopes on us. We have shown that we never give up on our demands. Knowing the brutality of the authorities in the jails we fear for the well being of our comrades. Our struggle will continue until the release of all political students.
Workers of Iran!
The freedom and equality seeking students all over Iran have been your class allies and have stood by you through all your just demands and struggles. Our prominent slogan- “Students Movement Ally of Workers Movement”- is a clear indication of our belief that the students have realised that our attempts to create a free and equal society are through collaboration with the workers. Your support at this juncture is a big step towards forging unity,
People of the world!
Students in Iran, by raising the slogan of “No to War” and “No to Despotism”, are confronting Imperialists war mongering and fundamentalism. International solidarity is a valuable means to break down the ranks of reaction and war mongering and blow away the spectre of war and insecurity over the lives of people of Iran.
Freedom and Equality Seeking Students
December 7, 2007
1- Mehdi Gerailoo – University of Tehran
2- Nader Ahsani – Ex-student of the University of Mazandaran
3- Anoosheh Azadbar – University of Tehran
4- Elnaz Jamshidi – University of Azad Tehran-south
5- Behrooz Karimizadeh – Expelled student of the University of Tehran
6- Saeed Habibi – Ex-student of the Sharif University of Technology
7- Ali Salem – University of Polytechnic
8- Yoones Mirhosseini – Bahonar University, Shiraz
9- Milad Omrani – University of Rajayi
10- Abed Tavancheh – Expelled student of the University of Polytechnic
11- Sadra Pirhayati – Shahed University
12- Roozbeh Safshekan – University of Tehran
13- Saeed Aghamali – Art University of Yazd
14- Roozbehan Amiri – University of Tehran
15- Nasim Soltanbeigi – University of Allameh
16- Mahsa Mohebbi – Sharif University of Technology
17- Keyvan Amiri – Sharif University of Technology
18- Hadi Salari – University of Rajayi
19- Amir Aghayi – University of Rajayi
20- Farshid Farhadi Ahangaran – University of Rajayi
21- Saeed Aghakhani
22- Okhtay Hosseini – University of Azad
23- Soroosh Hashempoor – University of Chamran , Ahvaz
24- Mohsen Ghamin – University of Polytechnic
25- Hamed Mohammadi – University of Mazandaran arrested a week ago
26- Arash Pakzad – University of Mazandaran
27- Milad Moeeni – University of Mazandaran
28- Hassan Maarefi – University of Mazandaran
29- Behrang Zandi – University of Mazandaran