Saturday, April 05, 2008

Iranian Student Activist Elected as NUS Honorary VP

The NUS (National Union of Students) conference in Blackpool, UK, has elected Anoosheh Azadbar to become the honorary Vice President of the UK's Student Union, in order to show solidarity with Iran's students.

Anoosheh was amongst the many Iranian students who were arrested or kidnapped on 7th December, for trying to organise student protests to mark the Student Day in Iran.

Anoosheh was nominated by students from 28 of UK's universities and colleges. Anoosheh is now the third Iranian pro-democracy activist who has been elected as the honorary Vice President of the NUS. Previous Iranians elected to this post have been Ahmad Batebi and Mansoor Osanlou.

Amongst the past non-Iranian honorary NUS VPs are the likes of Nelson Mandela, Tasleema Nasrin and Yanar Mohammad.


Winston said...

That's a good move!

Bahramerad said...

Dorood Bah danesh_joyan Iran Zamin.

Hanif Leylabi said...

Yup she was elected along side Rose Gentle of Military Families Against the War

Anonymous said...

Military families against WAR!!!

Its like saying Medical families against Medicine!

Pilot families against flying.....