Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Students protest at 2 Iranian universities

Hundreds of students at two Iranian universities have demonstrated against the recent expulsions of campus activists, The Washington Post reported on March 5th. Higher-quality housing and food are also among the students’ list of grievances.

Some student demonstrations that have taken place in Iran have turned political. In 1999 in Tehran, thousands of students clashed with the security forces for almost a week. In contrast, the recent protests are smaller in size, and, according to one protestor, not about politics. However, Rashid, a graduate student studying in Tehran says of the demonstrations: “Those in power are speaking of a second cultural revolution, by which they mean limitation of universities. They want the students to be quiet.”

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