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There are 9 messages totalling 1150 lines in this issue.

Topics of the day:

1. Iran Students Start Third Day Of Democracy Rallies
2. Khamenei's Representatives: Suspicious Event Has H
3. Tehran violence marks political crossroads for mod
4. Iranian student crisis deepens
5. APPEAL FOR URGENT STEPS TO STOP THE KILLING OF STUDENTS IN IRAN
6. Iran/Reuters: Iran Vows To Punish Officer Behind Crackdown
7. Iran/Reuters: Iran Convenes Security Council as Students Protest Police
Crackdown
8. Iran/Student Movement: Warning to the Regime
9. students XIX

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Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 00:27:24 EDT
From: Bobby Iri <Bobby@WWW.DCI.CO.IR>
Subject: Iran Students Start Third Day Of Democracy Rallies

Iran Students Start Third Day Of Democracy Rallies
==================================================


03:26 a.m. Jul 10, 1999 Eastern
TEHRAN (Reuters) - Pro-democracy students in Tehran began a third
consecutive day of rallies Saturday, demanding the release of
hundreds of detained classmates and the resignation of the hardline
police chief.

Around 1,000 supporters of President Mohammad Khatami began a sit-in
at the main campus of Tehran University while many others marched to
the campus from a dormitory complex several miles away.

Some of the marchers covered their faces in black and wore
traditional Arab head-dresses over their heads to disguise their
identity.

Witnesses said students from other universities in the Iranian
capital were also heading to the central campus, swelling the number
of protesters in what one senior minister said was a budding national
crisis.

The students were outraged after an earlier rally in support of
expanded press freedoms was set upon by hardline vigilantes, abetted
by the security forces. Scores were injured and witnesses, including
an ambulance driver, said one student may have been killed.

Police later moved in to arrest hundreds of students, invading the
dormitories in the process.

That prompted a senior minister to denounce the police and to seek
accountability from their officers, a demand echoed by the students
Saturday.

Many chanted demands that Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei, who is also commander-in-chief of the armed forces,
intervene to stop the attacks on students.

``The commander-in-chief must take responsibility,'' they shouted, as
plain clothes police mixed with the crowd. Others called for the
release of hundreds of people reported to have been arrested
following the clashes Thursday and Friday.

They also demanded punishment of police officers and vigilantes
involved in clashes with students. ``Students, rise up, your brother
has been killed,'' they shouted.

The protests began over the closure of a popular reformist newspaper,
Salam, and the approval this week of measures to curb Iran's
fledgling press freedoms.

The students have accused the police, which are not under Khatami's
command, of siding with the vigilantes who have waged a violent
campaign to reverse the president's political and cultural reform
policies.


Copyright 1999 Reuters Limited.

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Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 00:27:28 EDT
From: Bobby Iri <Bobby@WWW.DCI.CO.IR>
Subject: Khamenei's Representatives: Suspicious Event Has H

Khamenei's Representatives: Suspicious Event Has Hurt Leader'S Heart
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thr 037
leader's representatives-statement
leader's representatives: suspicious event has hurt leader's heart
tehran, july 10, irna -- the supreme leader's representatives to the
universities said that the suspicious event at tehran university
domitory has hurt the heart of the leader of the islamic republic
of iran ayatollah ali khamenei and other ranking officials.
issuing a statement, the leader's representation council
expressed regret over the incident and voiced their sympathy with
those injured in the suspicious incident.
the statement strongly condemned the acts of several members
of law enforcement forces and irresponsible elements who invaded the
dormitory of tehran university apparently to stop the students'
gathering in protest at closure of the persian daily 'salam'.
the leader's representatives said the sanctity of the
universities have been violated by such acts taken by the police
force and suspicious elements.
the statement said avoiding any violence in society especially at
the academic centers is a must and those committed to the islamic
revolution should honor it.
the leader's representatives called on the national security
council (nsc) to examine the case and introduce those behind the
regretful event, to the nation by bringing them to justice.
the leader's representatives called on the students to exercise
vigilance and neutiralize the attempts made by the enemies to create
obstacles in the way of president khatami's programs in the field of
political and cultural development.
ss/rr
end
::irna 10/07/99 15:50

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Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 00:27:36 EDT
From: Bobby Iri <Bobby@WWW.DCI.CO.IR>
Subject: Tehran violence marks political crossroads for mod

Tehran violence marks political crossroads for moderates,
conservatives.
=========================================================


World 9:25 PM GMT+8, Saturday July 10

Tehran violence marks political crossroads for moderates,
conservatives
TEHRAN, July 10 (AFP) - Bloody violence between Iranian students and
security forces that reportedly left three people dead has drawn
moderate President Mohammad Khatami into his biggest crisis since
taking office.
Khatami convened an emergency meeting of national security chiefs
Saturday to address the crisis, sparked by a day of violence Friday
when student protests over a clampdown on press freedom ended in
bloodshed.

Since his 1997 election the moderate Khatami has promoted an
aggressive, pro-reform agenda that always risked provoking a showdown
between young people eager for change and law-and-order forces ready
to clamp down on the slightest stirrings of unrest.

Students have been among Khatami's strongest supporters but have felt
a growing frustration as conservatives and hardliners in the Islamic
regime have systemtaically tried to block his reform agenda.

The Khatami government sent top officials, including Interior
Minister Abdol-Vahed Mussavi-Lari, to the university Friday in a bid
to calm the situation but their efforts were for nought.

The state-run IRNA news agency reported that protestors threw stones
from the roofs of nearby buildings during Mussavi-Lari's visit and
demanded a personal appearance from Khatami to resolve the dispute.

Recent months have seen an upsurge in the number of student protests,
suggesting perhaps that Iran has reached a crossroads at which a
direct showdown between reformist and reactionary forces could no
longer be avoided.

Khatami has given some of his most vibrant public speeches before
large crowds of students, repeatedly underlining the need for
democratic reforms in the Islamic republic.

But the increased prominence of students in Iranian political life
has made them the target of hardline security forces as well as
Islamic fundamentalist militants opposed to the president's calls for
reform.

The newest clashes also suggest there may be less direct control than
thought over the security forces, who are ultimately responsible to
the Isalmic republic's supreme spiritual leader, Ayatollah Ali
Khamenei.
Even Khamenei's personal representatives to the nation's universities
backed the students on Saturday, joining a chorus of condemnation
over the actions of the police, whom one student told AFP had "beaten
us like lunatics."

In a statement quoted by IRNA, Khamenei's university representatives
council lashed out at "members of law enforcement forces and
irresponsible elements" for causing the bloodshed.

"The sanctity of the universities (has) been violated by such acts
taken by the police force and suspicious elements," it said, calling
on students to "neutralize the attempts made by the enemies to create
obstacles in the way of President Khatami's programs in the field of
political and cultural development."

The police were quick to defend their actions in a statement
Saturday, saying they were only performing their "legal duty."

But Higher Education Minister Mostafa Moin, a reformist and close
ally of Khatami, handed in his resignation just hours after his
ministry issued an outspoken statement calling the incident
unacceptable.

Moderate Iranian newspapers hinted Saturday that the episode, first
sparked over the closure of a pro-Khatami daily, marked a new era in
the political life of the nation.

The English-language Iran News said the violence "spoke of a critical
situation in the country's political developments, indicating the
people's support for freedom of the press."

It blasted conservative papers it said were examining the matter
through "factional-colored glasses," adding that the student actions
had been "hasty but nevertheless natural."

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Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 00:27:40 EDT
From: Bobby Iri <Bobby@WWW.DCI.CO.IR>
Subject: Iranian student crisis deepens

Iranian student crisis deepens
==============================


BBC World: Middle East
Saturday, July 10, 1999 Published at 08:18 GMT 09:18 UK



Iran's minister of higher education has submitted his resignation to
President Mohammad Khatami in protest at police intervenion in
student pro-reform demonstrations at Tehran University.


A crowd of thousands of students gathered outside the university
campus on Saturday, protesting against the reported deaths of a
number of students in the incident.

At least three students were reported to have been killed on Friday
night when police stormed a dormitory where demonstrations began the
day before against new press laws and the closure of the leading
pro-reform newspaper Salam.


The education ministry says security forces entered Tehran University
without authorisation and beat up "innocent students" at midnight on
Friday just as their protest was coming to an end.

Up to 15,000 students are reported to have taken part in Saturday's
demonstration.

The police kept their distance but there were reports of isolated
skuffles between students and a small number of anti-reform
protesters.

Strong words

"I consider this incident a suspicious measure with an aim to turn
the society into turmoil and to sabotage the trend of political
development," Mr Moin said in his letter of resignation to President
Khatami.



Mr Moin's ministry issued strongly-worded statement on Friday warning
that the violence at the dormitory could turn into a national crisis.

The statement accused the police of beating and insulting the
students at the dormitory, breaking down doors, destroying public and
private property, and setting on fire one of the rooms in which a
copy of the Quran was burnt.



"This incident cannot be analysed in simple terms or accepted that it
was not part of a calculated plan with the motive of plunging the
country into crisis by a number of wilful forces," the ministry
statement said.

The police blamed the students ofr the outbreak of violence at the
dormitory

Reformers v reactionaries

Observers say the new press curbs, which led to the closure of Salam,
are part of a protracted struggle between President Khatami and
hardline religious conservatives.

The emergence of an outspoken free press is at the heart Mr Khatami's
reform programme. The conservative-dominated parliament has fought
back in the courts and tough new press laws.



Events following the student protest at the dormitory on Kargar-e
Shomali Avenue have once again brought this behind-the-scenes
struggle to the forefront of the national consciousness.

On Saturday morning, Irna reported that Iran's Supreme National
Council was meeting under the Chairmanship of President Khatami to
review the violent clashes.

Irna said the council would issue a statement at the end of the
meeting.

Meanwhile the students who have gathered outside the university
campus are reported to be calling for the intervention of Iran's
religious leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.

The Ayatollah, supreme leader of the Islamic revolutionary state, is
identified with the reactionaries but has always avoided comment on
the reform debate.

Correspondents say another significant question is whether the
students will be joined by other sectors of Iranian society which
support the Khatami reforms.

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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 14:13:31 -0700
From: "M. Parvin" <unplan@USA.NET>
Subject: APPEAL FOR URGENT STEPS TO STOP THE KILLING OF STUDENTS IN IRAN

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The following appeal letter is prepared by MEHR IRAN to protest the
recent killing of Iranian students. Please distribute it as widely as
possible. This letter is addressed to the General Secretary, but I
encourage you to send it also to other international and human rights
organizations. For a list of addresses look at our web page at:
http://www.geocities.com/~iceicc/hr_address.htm

This appeal is also available in HTML format at:
(http://www.geocities.com/~iceicc/students2.htm)

Thank you.

Mission for the Establishment of Human Rights in Iran (MEHR IRAN)
P.O. Box 2037
P.V.P., CA 90274

Tel: (310) 377-4590
Fax: (310) 377-3103
E-mail: unplan@usa.net
Web: http://www.geocities.com/~iceicc/
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The Honorable Kofi Annan
Secretary General of the United Nations
United Nations
NY, NY 10117

Fax: (212) 963-4097

APPEAL FOR URGENT STEPS TO STOP THE KILLING OF STUDENTS IN IRAN

The Honorable Kofi Annan:

I am gravely concerned about news coming from Iran that several students
have been killed, many injured, and
several hundreds arrested in a peaceful demonstration protesting the
arbitrary arrest of the students in the last few
weeks, lack of freedom in Iran, and other human rights violation by the
Islamic Republic of Iran.

I would like to express my deep concern about the human rights violation
in Iran. I believe that based on the horrible
history of human right abuse by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the last
20 years and regarding the recent kidnapping
and killing of many Iranian dissidents, the life of more students are at
great risk. Therefore, I urge you to seek
International pressure on the Iranian government to stop human rights
abuse and release those it has arrested
immediately.

Respectfully,


___________________________
________________________________________________

Signature Name and Title

_____________________________________________________ __________________

Address
Phone No.



Mission for the Establishment of Human Rights in Iran (MEHR IRAN)
P.O. Box 2037
P.V.P., CA 90274

Tel: (310) 377-4590
Fax: (310) 377-3103

E-mail: unplan@usa.net


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This letter is addressed to the General Secretary, but I encourage you
to send it also to other international and human rights organizations.
For a list of addresses look at our web page at:
<br><a href="http://www.geocities.com/~iceicc/hr_address.htm</a>">http://www.geocities.com/~iceicc/hr_address.htm">http://www.geocities.com/~iceicc/hr_address.htm</a>
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<p>Mission for the Establishment of Human Rights in Iran (MEHR IRAN)
<br>P.O. Box 2037
<br>P.V.P., CA 90274
<p>Tel: (310) 377-4590
<br>Fax: (310) 377-3103
<br>E-mail: <a href="unplan@usa.net">unplan@usa.net</a>
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<p>   APPEAL FOR URGENT STEPS TO STOP THE  KILLING OF STUDENTS 
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<p>The Honorable Kofi Annan:
<p>I am gravely concerned about news coming from Iran that several students
have been killed, many injured, and
<br>several hundreds arrested in a peaceful demonstration protesting the
arbitrary arrest of the students in the last few
<br>weeks, lack of freedom in Iran, and other human rights violation by
the Islamic Republic of Iran.
<p>I would like to express my deep concern about the human rights violation
in Iran. I believe that based on the horrible
<br>history of human right abuse by the Islamic Republic of Iran in the
last 20 years and regarding the recent kidnapping
<br>and killing of many Iranian dissidents, the life of more students are
at great risk. Therefore, I urge you to seek
<br>International pressure on the Iranian government to stop human rights
abuse and release those it has arrested
<br>immediately.
<p>Respectfully,
<br> 
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<p>_____________________________________________________ __________________
<p>Address                                                                                               
Phone No.
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<p>Mission for the Establishment of Human Rights in Iran (MEHR IRAN)
<br>P.O. Box 2037
<br>P.V.P., CA 90274
<p>Tel: (310) 377-4590
<br>Fax: (310) 377-3103
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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 21:48:22 -0500
From: aryopirouznia <aryopirouznia@EMAIL.MSN.COM>
Subject: Iran/Reuters: Iran Vows To Punish Officer Behind Crackdown

Saturday July 10 3:26 PM ET
Iran Vows To Punish Officer Behind Crackdown

Reuters Photo

By Ali Raiss-Tousi

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's top security body Saturday condemned a crackdown
by police and Islamic vigilantes on pro-democracy students and vowed to
dismiss the police official who gave the order to attack the peaceful rally.

The Supreme National Security Council, chaired by moderate President
Mohammad Khatami, said in a statement read on state media that it ``decided
to dismiss the official who ordered police to enter university dormitories
and that he be dealt with according to regulations.'' It did not name the
official.

The body condemned the crackdown against students as ''intolerable'' and
vowed to scrutinize hardline vigilante groups. Hardline toughs attacked a
student rally Thursday, held to protest the banning of a leading moderate
daily, before riot police moved in, beating and arresting dozens of
students.

The statement said Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who
outranks Khatami and is widely believed to be closer to the hard-liners, had
supported the council's decisions.

The council expressed sympathy with dozens of students injured in the
attacks, saying those arrested had been freed.

But it was not immediately clear whether angry students, who took to the
streets of the capital for the third day running, would accept the body's
decision and call off their protests.

Among their demands was the punishment of those responsible for what they
said were the deaths of five students at the hands of the attackers, and
removal of the hardline police chief, Brigadier General Hedayat Lotfian.

There has been no official confirmation of any deaths.

Some 10,000 students, joined by colleagues from other Tehran universities,
protested for the third consecutive day Saturday and blocked a major
thoroughfare near the campus.

They later marched across the capital to the interior ministry, their ranks
swelled by supporters. There were sporadic clashes with police along the
way.

They chanted slogans against police chief Lotfian, whose officers had
abetted the attack by the hard-liners armed with tear gas, sticks and
stones. Other slogans suggested the students' patience was wearing thin as
they vented their anger at Iran's senior leadership for failing to protect
them.

Meanwhile, state television quoted an ``informed source'' as saying
President Khatami would not accept the resignation of Higher Education
Minister Mostafa Moin.

Moin and Tehran University Chancellor Mehdi Khalili Araqihad tendered their
resignations earlier in protest against the crackdown, which they said
violated all Islamic norms.

Moin apologized to the students and warned the security services had ``paved
the way for a national crisis.''

The official IRNA news agency reported similar protests at Gilan University
in northern Iran and at Tabriz University in the northwest. Rallies in other
cities were also planned.

Tehran students and hard-liners, some armed with clubs, fought scattered
battles earlier Saturday. ``They are hitting the students and the students
are hitting back,'' said a witness.

Demonstrators set fire to a motorcycle belonging to the vigilantes,
identified as members of the Ansar-e Hezbollah, a group with shadowy ties to
the Islamic establishment.

In his resignation letter to Khatami, education minister Moin said: ``The
tragic incident of the security forces entering Tehran University campus and
beating up innocent students at midnight Friday...is not acceptable...

``I consider this incident a suspicious measure aimed at plunging society
into turmoil, sabotaging the trend of political development and undermining
the Islamic republic system,'' he added.

A spokesman for the students, who was arrested and later released, told
reporters he and his classmates had been ''physically and mentally tortured
during detention.''

Saturday's rally began as supporters of Khatami began a sit-in at the main
campus, while many others marched from a dormitory complex several
kilometers (miles) away. Some of the marchers covered their faces to
disguise their identity.

Senior ministers and a number of political bodies expressed outrage at
police actions and demanded accountability from their officers, a theme
echoed by the students who called for Khamenei to intervene to stop the
attacks.

The Thursday protests began over the closure of the reformist Salam
newspaper and the approval by parliament of measures to curb the country's
fledgling press freedom. Demands have escalated to include thorough
political reform and an end to the conservative grip on the main levers of
state power, including the security forces.





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Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 23:11:20 -0500
From: aryopirouznia <aryopirouznia@EMAIL.MSN.COM>
Subject: Iran/Reuters: Iran Convenes Security Council as Students Protest
Police Crackdown

Iran Convenes Security Council as Students Protest Police Crackdown

By REUTERS
TEHERAN, Iran, -- A day after a violent police raid on a Teheran University
dormitory, more than 10,000 students demonstrated here and in other Iranian
cities Saturday, chanting slogans against Government hard-liners and
clashing at times with the police.
The eruption of student anger, set off by a police crackdown on Friday that
left at least 20 people hospitalized and 125 students jailed, rippled
through the top levels of the Iranian Government Saturday.

The nation's moderate Higher Education Minister, Mostafa Moin, offered to
resign in protest against the university raid, which was apparently backed
by some Islamic conservatives in the government.

Further, seeking to appease the demonstrators, Iran's highest security body,
led by the moderate President, Mohammad Khatami, condemned the police raid
as "intolerable" and vowed to dismiss the official who ordered it.

The statement, from the Supreme National Security Council, said the Iranian
supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, who outranks Khatami and is widely
believed to be closer to the hard-liners, had supported the decision.

The council also vowed to scrutinize conservative vigilante groups, which
attacked a peaceful student rally on Thursday and clashed again with
students Saturday.

It expressed sympathy with dozens of students wounded in the attacks and
said those who had been arrested were now freed.

But it was not immediately clear whether angry students, who took to the
streets of the capital for the third straight day, would accept the body's
decision and call off their protests.

The protests began on Thursday after the Government closed a leading
reformist newspaper, Salam, and Parliament approved new measures to curb the
country's fledgling press freedom.

Since those protests, which the riot police broke up by beating and
arresting dozens of students, demands have increased to include thorough
political reform and an end to the conservative grip on the main levers of
state power, including the security forces.

Among the students' demands Saturday was the punishment of those responsible
for what they said were the deaths of five students at the hands of the
attackers, and removal of the hard-line police chief, Brig. Gen. Hedayat
Lotfian.

There has been no official confirmation of any deaths, however.

After the police raid overnight, some 10,000 students, joined by colleagues
from other Teheran universities, rallied today and blocked a major
thoroughfare near the campus.

The rally began as supporters of President Khatami began a sit-in at the
main campus, while many others marched from a dormitory complex several
miles away. Some of the marchers covered their faces to disguise their
identity.

The students later marched across the capital to the Interior Ministry, and
their ranks swelled with supporters. There were sporadic clashes with the
police along the way.

The protesters chanted slogans against the police chief, General Lotfian,
whose officers had abetted the attack by the hard-liners armed with tear
gas, sticks and stones. Other slogans suggested that the students' patience
was wearing thin as they vented their anger at Iran's senior leadership for
failing to protect them.

Early in the day, Teheran students and hard-liners, some armed with clubs,
fought scattered battles. "They are hitting the students, and the students
are hitting back," a witness said.

Demonstrators set fire to a motorcycle belonging to the vigilantes,
identified as members of the Ansar-e Hezbollah, a group with shadowy ties to
the Islamic establishment.

A spokesman for the students, who was arrested and later released, told
reporters that he and his classmates had been "physically and mentally
tortured during detention."

The official IRNA news agency reported similar protests at Gilan University
in northern Iran and at Tabriz University in the northwest. Rallies in other
cities were also planned.

The state television, meanwhile, quoted an "informed source" as saying
President Khatami would not accept the resignation of the Higher Education
Minister, Moin.

Moin and the Teheran University Chancellor, Mehdi Khalili Araqihad, in
offering their resignations, said the police crackdown had violated all
Islamic norms. Moin apologized to the students and warned that the security
services had "paved the way for a national crisis."

In his resignation letter to President Khatami, Moin said "the tragic
incident" of the security forces entering Teheran University campus and
beating up students at midnight on Friday was "not acceptable."

"I consider this incident a suspicious measure aimed at plunging society
into turmoil, sabotaging the trend of political development and undermining
the Islamic republic system," he added.

Senior ministers and a number of political bodies also expressed outrage at
the police actions and demanded accountability from their officers, a theme
echoed by the students who called for Ayatollah Khamenei to intervene to
stop the attacks.

------------------------------

Date: Sat, 10 Jul 1999 23:23:35 -0500
From: aryopirouznia <aryopirouznia@EMAIL.MSN.COM>
Subject: Iran/Student Movement: Warning to the Regime

Student Movement Coordination Committee
Tehran/Iran

7/10/99

Facing the assault of the repressive brigades of the Hezb-Ollah and the
official forces of the regime,
the Student Movement Coordination Committee of Iran has issued a warning to
the Islamic dignitaries.

Based on this notice, the Iranian Students will change their peaceful ways
of protest and will start to
respond by violence qualified as " Revolutionary Manners" ; If the attacks
of the government backed para-military groups and the security forces
continues.

" We will not stand silent forever, when the forces of repression respond to
peaceful protests and quest for democracy, by murder and violence. We hope
to doesn't reach the point to respond by violence to the forces attacking
un-armed students and citizens by starting to use Revolutionary Ways...!"

------------------------------

Date: Sun, 11 Jul 1999 07:01:44 +0100
From: "a.abdi" <a.abdi@BTINTERNET.COM>
Subject: students XIX

thr 066
iran-jannati-events
ayatollah jannati assesses recent event as `bitter'
tehran, july 10, irna -- the head of the council of supreme leader's
university representative, ayatollah ahmad jannati, here saturday
termed the recent events at tehran university student hostel as "far
away from the norms of sanctity of the university and that of the
mission of the law enforcement."
"this event was not in line with the norms of a noble islamic
revolutionary society at the time when the nation was in dire need of
calm and tranquility," highlighted the ayatollah.
"such acts only help our enemies become jubilant," pointed out
ayatollah jannati.
he added, "it was a deplorable incident and those elements
involved be detected and punished and the damages be repaired."
"this was a bitter experience and that we should take a lesson
from the sorry incident and take measures to prevent the recurrence of
such incidents," ayatollah jannati observed.
the ayatollah once again said that an apology must be offered to
those who received injuries during the incident.
pm/dh
end
::irna 10/07/99 21:48
thr 067
city-council-university
tehran city council for punishment of those responsible for event
tehran, july 10, irna -- tehran city council here in a statement
issued saturday condemned the incident in tehran university dormitory
and called for immediate investigation and punishment of those
'wrongdoers' responsible for the tragedy.
the statement further said that the continuation of this trend is
in no way in the interest of the country or the pillars and sanctity
of the islamic sovereign state and the revolution.
the council, the statement went on, has formed a group from among
its members to find out the 'hidden angles' of the tragedy by
gathering information and documents relating to the incident. if
deemed necessary the findings of the committee will be made public,
the statement said.
the council expressed sympathy for the injured students and their
families and urged the people to exercise restraint. the city council
expressed anxiety over the continuation of the events and asked the
officials to find a fundamental, reasonable and logical solution in
order to prevent such incidents.
ah/dh
end
::irna 10/07/99 21:50

thr 068
iran-snsc-statement
snsc condemns deplorable incident at university dorm
tehran, july 10, irna -- the supreme national security council (snsc)
issued statement here saturday condemning the recent deplorable
incident at tehran university hostel.
an emergency snsc session was held following the order of iranian
president hojjatoleslam seyyed mohammad khatami to closely scrutinize
the incident and make special decision on the subject matter.
1. this deplorable incident is not acceptable and cannot be
ignored and forgotten and the snsc condemns such an act and
sincerely sympathizes with the university students and the injured.
2. the snsc has taken measures to form a special committee to
closely probe into the matter; its causes as well as obvious and
hidden factors behind it and detection of the elements of pressure
groups involved in unlawful acts, who have invariably been the source
enormous vicissitudes.
the snsc further stipulates that the official who ordered that law
enforcement enter the university hostel precincts be immediately
dismissed and be dealt with according to the law of the nation.
3. all spiritual and material losses inflicted upon the university
students be compensated and damages be restored.
pm/ah/dh
more
::irna 10/07/99 22:41
thr 070
iran-snsc-statement
be restored.
4. all the detainees have been released and that the snsc has
assigned a team to pursue the cases of the injured and be provided
with immediate medical attention.
5. the snsc demands that the university students maintain
tranquility and try to observe the norms and framework of law in
order to assist the national council to closely follow up the
deplorable incident.
6. the items of the snsc communique were presented to the
paramount leader of the islamic revolution and commander in chief of
the armed forces, grand ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei and all of the
content sanctioned.
the leader of islamic revolution emphasized on the need to
follow up the matter.
pm/ah/dh
end
::irna 10/07/99 23:07

thr 071
iran-salam-shahidi
deputy culture minister speaks on the ban on daily salam
tehran, july 10, irna -- deputy minister of culture and islamic
guidance in charge of press and propagation affairs, shaban shahidi
moadab here saturday said he expected the daily salam which was
temporarily suspended to resume publication.
speaking at a press conference for local and foreign reporters,
shahidi thanked the minister of information hojjatoleslam ali younesi
for withdrawing the complaint against the daily and described it as an
example of the need for maintaining an atmosphere of lawfulness and
observing the limits of responsibilities.
following this positive step taken by the respectable information
minister, he said, the islamic cultural oriented people and the press
community expect to see that the newspaper resume its regular
activities.
he said the affairs of salam paper is under the helm of one of the
prominent committed revolutionary personality ayatollah mousavi
khoeniha a close confidante of the late imam khomeini, the father of
the islamic revolution and founder of the islamic republic of iran
and he is also a member of the state expediency council a powerful
advisory body of the paramount leader of the islamic revolution and
supreme religious jurisprudent grand ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei.
''we are doing our best to rescind the paper's suspension order
and we are hopeful that these efforts will be fruitful.'' he stated.
asked about the reaction of the ministry of culture and islamic
guidance to the intervention in press affairs by the special clerics
court, he said that press offenses should be investigated by the
press court attended by the press jury and that the special clerics
court is not considered to be a part of the court of law.
''we are in touch with the special clerics court and we hope that
our efforts will achieve results,'' he pointed out. shahidi said his
press meeting today can be taken as an official ministry statement on
the banning of the daily salam.
ah/dh
end
::irna 10/07/99 23:26


thr 071
iran-salam-shahidi
deputy culture minister speaks on the ban on daily salam
tehran, july 10, irna -- deputy minister of culture and islamic
guidance in charge of press and propagation affairs, shaban shahidi
moadab here saturday said he expected the daily salam which was
temporarily suspended to resume publication.
speaking at a press conference for local and foreign reporters,
shahidi thanked the minister of information hojjatoleslam ali younesi
for withdrawing the complaint against the daily and described it as an
example of the need for maintaining an atmosphere of lawfulness and
observing the limits of responsibilities.
following this positive step taken by the respectable information
minister, he said, the islamic cultural oriented people and the press
community expect to see that the newspaper resume its regular
activities.
he said the affairs of salam paper is under the helm of one of the
prominent committed revolutionary personality ayatollah mousavi
khoeniha a close confidante of the late imam khomeini, the father of
the islamic revolution and founder of the islamic republic of iran
and he is also a member of the state expediency council a powerful
advisory body of the paramount leader of the islamic revolution and
supreme religious jurisprudent grand ayatollah seyyed ali khamenei.
''we are doing our best to rescind the paper's suspension order
and we are hopeful that these efforts will be fruitful.'' he stated.
asked about the reaction of the ministry of culture and islamic
guidance to the intervention in press affairs by the special clerics
court, he said that press offenses should be investigated by the
press court attended by the press jury and that the special clerics
court is not considered to be a part of the court of law.
''we are in touch with the special clerics court and we hope that
our efforts will achieve results,'' he pointed out. shahidi said his
press meeting today can be taken as an official ministry statement on
the banning of the daily salam.
ah/dh
end
::irna 10/07/99 23:26


thr 003
iran-university-unrest ... (2) tehran
tragic incident.
secretary general of the majmea rohaniyoun mobarez (mrm)
hojjatoleslam mahdi karroubi addressing the students at the tehran
university dormitory invited them to remain calm. he said such
incidents were plotted by groups of people who took the law into their
own hands.
he assured the students that the government would be able to
contain the acts of violence and contrary to the ideas nurtured by
some, the government will not allow such acts to continue.
ayatollah mousavi ardebili denouncing the bloody assault on the
students tehran university dorm said, ''those who disrupt the
sanctuary of the qom seminary or, at midnight, disturb the peaceful
atmosphere of the dormitory and brutally attack the students and
martyr them are basically going against the pillars of the islamic
revolution namely independence and freedom.
''before it is too late it would be prudent to identify the
plotters and perpetrators of such acts and swiftly be handed over to
the judicial authorities,''said the senior ayatollah.
ayatollah yousef sanei in a statement condemning the recent bloody
events at tehran university hostel demanded a swift probe into the
incident and punishment of the elements involved.
the ayatollah regarded the incident as the most disturbing and
painful experience and one of greatest catastrophes in the history
of the islamic revolution.
ah/dh
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iran-university-unrest ... (3) tehran
islamic revolution.
the servants of construction party (hizb-e kargozaran-e sazandegi)
in its statement warned the community to be alert of the trend of
violent incidents instigated by a section of the law enforcement
forces and other pressure groups acting on their own.
the statement said that such incidents were being shaped by the
hasty and illogical acts by some official agencies and irresponsible
groups. they are responsible for creating continued tension which
bring about disruption in the activities and programs of the popular
government, the statement said.
''unfortunately, when the nation was anticipating that the cases
of the mysterious chain killings is brought to light, we see that
the major suspect commits suicide which adds to the obscurity of the
pending file making it more complex,'' the statement said.
''the case has not been clarified and convincing answer has not
been given to the public regarding the chain murders and that the
situation is being made more tense by the closure of a newspaper and
attack on students,'' concluded the statement.
ah/dh
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::irna 11/07/99 01:32
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iran-daily-editorial
the new hypocrites
tehran, july 11, irna -- "violent clashes, which erupted on the tehran
university campus, plainly reveal one bitter truth in the country's
power structure," says `iran daily', the english morning newspaper in
its editorial here sunday.
"that is, seeking violence and shunning rationale. believed by
some to be a foreign product and masterminded by enemies, has a
complicated domestic nature. saeed emami and the like, for instance,
are products of a domestic line of thought whose roots must be
detected," it added.
the daily pointed out, "violence is used as a tool by those who,
in the absence of accountability of their past performance, target the
revolution's credibility. the threat posed by these supporters of
ignorance and violence is no less than the one emanating from the
mujahideen khalq organization."
"the inability of a great revolution to deal with its sons on a
university campus has shocked the international community. this is
while the remarks recently made by the head of the armed forces
judicial organization about the reasons behind the occurrence of the
spate of murders of dissident writers and intellectuals reveal another
aspect.
"the perpetrators of the murders struck a severe blow at islam
in the name of religion and the islamic establishment. no hypocrite
would have struck such a blow the way they did, mohammad niyazi said.
"after the investigations were completed, we realized how badly we
were cheated and what elements had struck at us in the guise of
religion. the instigators committed ugly crimes in the name of
combating cultural invasion and fighting against anti-revolutionaries.
it is our duty to identify those who give impressive revolutionary
slogans, but who are profoundly malignant.
"the revolution is currently facing a great crisis. these
outsiders, or rather new hypocrites, are infiltrating the system. they
justify their deeds in the name of islam while their nefarious deeds
seek to harm the revolution's achievements. it is not difficult to
identify those who order killings and pursue ignorance. the public
opinion is geared to accept their fair trial in a competent court,"
said the daily.
it deduced that "the main characteristic of these new hypocrites
is their lack of realistic assessment of the collective will of a
muslim nation. hence the nation justifiably wonders who is responsible
for the crisis that has struck the country's security and political
institutions?
"do those who boast about safeguarding islam not realize that
other muslims may also have a valid point to make? do they not
understand that the materialization of an islamic rule requires mutual
understanding, vitality and dialogue and connot be interpreted from a
short-sighted angle?" continued the paper.
the daily stated that "the people who have been weakening the
foundations of the revolution because of their sheer ignorance are, in
fact, undermining the system. they are responsible for the numerous
problems facing the country."
"today, they intend to block reforms. let us remind them that they
will be held accountable to the public," concluded iran daily.
pm/dh
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leader-haeri-condolences
leader condoles mohaqeq-damad over death of his uncle
tehran, july 10, irna -- leader of the islamic revolution ayatollah
seyyed ali khamenei here saturday sent a message of condolences to
hojjatoleslam seyyed ali mohaqeq-damad on the passing away of dr.
mahdi haeri-yazdi.
"i offer my condolences to you and other members of the bereaved
families and the family of the founder of the qom seminary grand
ayatollah shaikh abdolkarim haeri over the sad demise and i pray for
the departed soul of your uncle, the late mahdi haeri-yazdi for an
eternal bliss," said the leader in his message.
pm/dh
end
::irna 10/07/99 22:45

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