This weblog was created to act as a platform for the voice of secular pro-democracy activists in and outside Iran who are struggling against the religious dictatorship of the Islamic clerics in Iran.
My favourite quote:
"Evil only prevails when the good stay silent"
Sunday, February 22, 2009
'Evin Becomes University, University becomes cemetery'
More than 500 Amirkabir university students took part in a protest against further burial of martyrs in the university campus by the government.
The tensions over the issue of burial of martyrs in the university last week has already led to 4 students being arrested and twenty being barred from entering the university grounds by the authorities. The arrested students are Hossein Tarkashvand, Majid Tavakoli, Ismail Salmanpour and Kourosh Daneshyar.
Students held placards which read:
'Evin Becomes University, University becomes cemetery' 'Pretend to praise the dead martyrs in universities, while the war veterans set themselves on fire' 'Dictator of our times, martyrs have become an excuse for you'
Several students have been called up to appear before the disciplinary committees and earlier this week, the intelligence ministry contacted families of several leading student activists and threatened them if they took part in any protests leading up to the burials.